Popiltah Rest Area
The Popiltah Rest Area is a great spot for overnight stop in the middle of nowhere, there is a little road noise but quietens down at night. There is a bit of a change with tall trees giving shade, and nice picnic facilities available overlooking the Popiltah Lake, which may, or may not have water in it.
Entrance to the Popiltah Rest Area
Popiltah Rest Area location map
Camping at Rest Areas Regulations in New South Wales.
Rest Area Definition: A rest area is a safe area beside the road where motorists can pull off the roadway to rest.
You can sleep in most of the rest areas in Australia for 20 hours consecutive, but pitching a tent and setting up camp is prohibited.
Some areas of New South Wales might have different time limits, so be observant and check if there are any erected sings with limits.
Facilities vary within each Rest Area, some may have public toilets, fireplaces, bbqs, picnic tables etc. or they might have nothing more than a place to safely park your vehicle.
Note: It is important motorists use rest areas designated for the type of vehicle they are driving.
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