WW2 Rest Area

WW2 Rest Area is a free short term campsite located 54km north west of Mount Isa and 135km east of Camooweal on the westbound side of Barkly Highway in the Mount Isa Region of North West Queensland.

It is quite a basic rest area with some trees for shade but it has fairly easy access just off the highway and is nicely set up for overnight stops. The camping area is mainly dirt with some grass.

WW2 Rest Area does have picnic tables that are under cover, toilets, dump point and rubbish bins and there is quite a lot of room here. There is also a memorial here that commemorates and tells the story of the building of the road it lies on during WW2.

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)

WW2 Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Scenic Outlook


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


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


  • Dump Point
  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
  • Water Available (Non‑Drinkable)