Gamboola Rest Area

Gamboola Rest Area is free short term campsite located 18km south east of Molong and 16km north west of Orange on the western side of the Mitchell Highway.

It has a large sealed surface and has drive in drive out access making it easy for big rigs to enter and exit. This rest stop is also used by trucks and is close to the road so there maybe some noise issues.

Gamboola Rest Area is a combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest area where trucks, motorists, and caravans can stop and take a break. It is very basic with little shade but it has easy access just off the highway and is nicely set up for overnight stops. It is accessible to Vehicles travelling in both directions.

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 24 hours.

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:

Gamboola Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • 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
  • Toilets

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