Newmans Road Rest Areas

Newmans Road Rest Areas are free short term campsites located 33km south of Nabiac and 13km north of Bulahdelah on the Pacific Highway in the Mid Coast Region of New South Wales.

*It is no longer clear if this rest area can be used for overnight stays. Please obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

This rest area is a combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest area where trucks, motorists, and caravans can stop and have a rest.

Newmans Road Rest Areas are on both sides of the highway and each have sealed surfaces with a few trees for shade. There is quite a lot of space at both the north and south bound rest areas making them suitable for large rigs. As stated above, trucks use these stops so the noise can be a little loud at times but they are a good place to pull over, break your journey and have a rest.

There is some mobile phone service (depending on your carrier) and television reception here.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite but please be responsible!

The maximum time limit for staying here is less than 24 hours.
*Please obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

Please Note:
The maximum permissible stay in a rest area is not specified as motorist’s needs are different, with varying levels of fatigue, at varying times of night and day. Some may need to stop for a few hours until they are ready to continue their journey safely.
Rest areas are not designed to be camping grounds or caravan parks.
Using rest areas for multiple overnight stays as part of a planned itinerary is not in keeping with their intended purpose and reduces the availability of space for motorists needing a break before continuing on their journey.
Those needing facilities for an extended stay are encouraged to look for camping areas or caravan parks in towns along the way. (source:

Newmans Road Rest Areas at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Grassy Areas


  • 2WD Accessible
  • Close to Road
  • Disabled Access
  • Suitable for Big Rigs


  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Barbeque
  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables
  • Toilets
  • TV Reception

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