Wilcannia South Rest Area

Wilcannia South Rest Area is free short term campsite located 9km south of Wilcannia on the Barrier Highway in the Central Darling Region of Far West New South Wales.

The Wilcannia South Rest Area is a very isolated basic rest area with just a shelter over a picnic table and some rubbish bins. It is right beside the highway which makes it easy to access but it can be quite noisy here at times. There are a few trees offering some shade around the shelter shed and the area is flat and large enough for big rigs. Overall it is an OK place to break your journey and have a rest.

There are no toilets at this rest area so it is only suited for fully self contained travelers.

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 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: www.rms.nsw.gov.au)

Wilcannia South Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Must Be Self Contained
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Scenic Outlook


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


  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables