In this post, we share some driver reviver sites that might just be on your way while driving across Queensland and just might come in handy for your next road trip or long-haul job.
What’s a driver reviver site?
These are sites that are set up rest area, that also have the added benefits of a van which supplies free tea, coffee and snacks for all travellers.
Rest areas used as driver reviver sites have:
- picnic tables
- playgrounds in some locations
- parking areas
- tourist and route information.
Look for the blue and white sign that features a coffee cup to mark when one is coming up. They usually operate during school holidays and public holiday periods.
Maryborough is home to one nice little driver reviver site in “countryland”. Found alone the Bruce Hwy, the Maryborough South Travel Stop is just 1km south of the southern turn-off to inner Maryborough. GPS: 25° 34.634’S, 152° 39.263’E.
South East Queensland
Found yourself smack bang in the middle of South East Queensland? There’s a driver reviver site set up at the Caltex Service Station in Beaudesert on Telemon St. For your GPS: 27° 59.339’S, 152° 59.701’E.
Found your roadtrip has landed you in Central Queensland? Make sure to plan a stop or two at Alpha (Shakespeare St. off Capricorn Hwy, Tourist Info Centre) and at Calliope (Glastone, Bruce Hwy, Calliope River Historical Village). For your GPS: 23° 38.917’S, 146° 38.471’E and 23° 57.656’S, 151° 8.974’E
If tropical North Queensland calls to you, make sure to plan a stop at Julia Creek along the Flinders Hwy, George Sillls Park, cnr of Burke and Goldring St. (east side of Julia Creek). GPS: 20° 39.437’S, 141° 45.015’E.