Waverley Creek Rest Area

Located 13km south of St Lawrence on the Bruce Highway, Waverley Creek Rest Area is a free overnight rest area in the Isaac Region of the Mackay Area in Queensland.

The rest area is a large flat area and has a good paved circular road making it suitable for even the biggest of rigs (but there is a 5-tonne limit). There are plenty of grassy areas here as well as some shady spots to park your vehicle. The facilities include toilets with a baby change table, wood fired BBQ’s, tap water (unsuitable for drinking) picnic tables and sheltered picnic tables and a public phone. It is just off the highway so it can be a little noisy at night with trucks passing by on the Bruce Highway.

The Waverley Creek Rest Area is a combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest area with easy access just off the highway where trucks, motorists, and caravans can stop and take a break. There is signage at the entry to the rest area that shows the areas that are designated for heavy vehicle parking, caravan/motorhome parking and car parking which all have separate areas.

It is a very popular rest stop that also operates as a Driver Reviver centre during holiday periods.

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)

Waverley Creek Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Grassy Areas
  • Shady Areas


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


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


  • Barbeque
  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Phone
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables
  • Toilets
  • Water Available (Non‑Drinkable)