Terry Smith Lookout

Terry Smith Lookout rest area is a free campsite located 78km north of Cloncurry or 103k south of the Burke and Wills Roadhouse on the western side of the Burke Developmental Road in the Cloncurry Region of North West Queensland.

This rest area is quite basic with some shade and it has easy access just off the highway. The sunsets and evening sky’s are amazing! There is a large open bitumen area big enough for any size rig and plenty of areas behind the main area for parking up. It can be a popular place so it pays to get here early and it can be a bit noisy due to it’s closeness to the road, but overall it is a great place to spend the night.

The Terry Smith Lookout rest area has a number sheltered picnic tables and toilets with disability access. It also has a dump point but there is little to no water and plenty of rubbish bins.

There is some mobile phone service here, but it will depend on your carrier.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite but please be responsible!

The maximum time limit for staying here is 20 hours.
*Please obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

Please Note:
Rest areas are there for you to stop and rest, making your trip safer and more enjoyable. Rest areas are not long-term camping sites, however motorists are able to take extended rest breaks at some sites. Rules on the length of stay at rest areas vary between controlling authorities. Check with the authority responsible for the relevant rest area for more information. Heavy vehicle rest areas are only for heavy vehicles. This does not include caravans and motorhomes, they are for truck drivers only. (source: www.tmr.qld.gov.au)

Terry Smith Lookout Rest Area

Terry Smith Lookout at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Scenic Outlook
  • Shady Areas


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


  • Camper Trailer
  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Bird Watching


  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables
  • Toilets