Road rest stops in NT

If you are driving long distances in the Northern Territory (NT), you should plan to take a break every two hours so that you don't become affected by fatigue.

Stuart Highway

Rest stops on the Stuart Highway are included in four different route maps.

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Rest stopDistanceFacilities
Manton Dam Nearest town south: Katherine (249km)
Nearest stop south: Coomalie Creek (21km)
Darwin (66km)
  • barbecue
  • picnic table
  • camping not permitted
Coomalie Creek Nearest stop north: Manton Dam (21km)
Nearest town south: Katherine (228km)
Nearest stop south: Bridge Creek (59km)
Darwin (87km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • shelter
  • information bay
  • camping not permitted
Bridge Creek Nearest stop north: Coomalie Creek (59km)
Nearest town south: Katherine (169km)
Nearest stop south: King (215km)
Darwin (146km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed

Rest stopDistanceFacilities
King Nearest town north: Katherine (46km)
Nearest stop north: Bridge Creek (25km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (624km)
Nearest stop south: Warloch (96km)
Darwin (361km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Warloch Nearest town north: Katherine (142km)
Nearest stop north: King (96km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (528km)
Nearest stop south: Alexander Forrest Memorial (77km)
Darwin (457km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Alexander Forrest Memorial Nearest town north: Katherine (219km)
Nearest stop north: Warloch (77km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (451km)
Nearest stop south: Sir Charles Todd Memorial (125km)
Darwin (534km)
 
Sir Charles Todd Memorial Nearest town north: Katherine (344km)
Nearest stop north: Alexander Forrest Memorial (125km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (326km)
Nearest stop south: Newcastle Waters (52km)
Darwin (659km)
 
Newcastle Waters Nearest town north: Katherine (396km)
Nearest stop north: Sir Charles Todd Memorial (52km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (274km)
Nearest stop south: Attack Creek (202km)
Darwin (711km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelters
  • toilet
  • information bay
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Attack Creek Nearest town north: Katherine (598km)
Nearest stop north: Newcastle Waters (202km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (72km)
Nearest stop south: Reverend John Flynn Memorial (47km)
Darwin (913km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelters
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Rev John Flynn MemorialNearest town north: Katherine (645km)
Nearest stop north: Attack Creek (47km)
Nearest town south: Tennant Creek (25km)
Nearest stop south: Bonney Well (114km)
Darwin (960km)

Rest stopDistanceFacilities
Bonney Well Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (89km)
Nearest stop north: Reverend John Flynn Memorial (114km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (416km)
Nearest stop south: Devils Marbles (14km)
Darwin (1074km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Devils Marbles Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (103km)
Nearest stop north: Bonney Well (14km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (402km)
Nearest stop south: Taylor Creek (81km)
Darwin (1088km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • shelters
  • toilet
  • information bay
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed (camping fees apply)
Taylor Creek Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (184km)
Nearest stop north: Devils Marbles (81km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (321km)
Nearest stop south: Teamster Memorial (97km)
Darwin (1169km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelters
  • toilet
  • information bay
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Teamster Memorial Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (281km)
Nearest stop north: Taylor Creek (97km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (224km)
Nearest stop south: Central Mount Stuart (12km)
Darwin (1266km)
 
Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (293km)
Nearest stop north: Teamster Memorial (12km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (157km)
Nearest stop south: Prowse Gap (67km)
Darwin (1278km)
  • barbecue
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • information bay
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Prowse Gap Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (360km)
Nearest stop north: Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve (67km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (145km)
Nearest stop south: Ryans Well (22km)
Darwin (1345km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Ryans Well Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (382km)
Nearest stop north: Prowse Gap (22km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (123km)
Nearest stop south: Connors Well (31km)
Darwin (1367km)
 
Connors Well Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (413km)
Nearest stop north: Ryans Well (31km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (92km)
Nearest stop south: Warburton Memorial (32km)
Darwin (1398km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Warburton Memorial Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (445km)
Nearest stop north: Connors Well (32km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (60km)
Nearest stop south: Tropic of Capricorn (31km)
Darwin (1430km)
 
Tropic of Capricorn Nearest town north: Tennant Creek (476km)
Nearest stop north: Warburton Memorial (31km)
Nearest town south: Alice Springs (29km)
Nearest stop south: Highest Point Marker (9km)
Darwin (1461km)

  • barbecue
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed

Rest stopDistanceFacilities
Mt. Polhill Nearest town north: Alice Springs (61km)
Nearest stop north: Highest Point Marker (81km)
Nearest stop south: Cannonball Memorial (37km)
Darwin (1551km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Cannonball Memorial Nearest town north: Alice Springs (98km)
Nearest stop north: Mt Polhill (37km)
Nearest stop south: Finke River (28km)
Darwin (1588km)
 
Finke River Nearest town north: Alice Springs (126km)
Nearest stop north: Cannonball Memorial (28km)
Nearest stop south: Desert Oaks (42km)
Darwin (1616km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Desert Oaks Nearest town north: Alice Springs (167km)
Nearest stop north: Finke River (42km)
Nearest stop south: South Australia Border (128km)
Darwin (1658km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
NT / SA BorderNearest town north: Alice Springs (295km)
Nearest stop north: Desert Oaks (128km)
Darwin (1786km)
  • barbecue
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • information bay
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed

Other highways

The following are rest stops in other highways in the NT.

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Rest stopDistanceFacilities
41 Mile Bore Threeways (70km)
Camooweal (377km)
Nearest stop east: Frewena (62km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Frewena Threeways (132km)
Camooweal (315km)
Nearest stop west: 41 Mile Bore (62km)
Nearest stop east: Wonarah Bore (95km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Wonarah Bore Threeways (227km)
Camooweal (220km)
Nearest stop west: Frewena (95km)
Nearest stop east: Soudan Bore (85km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Soudan Bore Threeways (312km)
Camooweal (135km)
Nearest stop west: Wonarah Bore (85km)
Nearest stop east: Avon Downs (65km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Avon Downs Threeways (377km)
Camooweal (70km)
Nearest stop west: Soudan Bore (65km)
Nearest stop east: Queensland Border (57km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilets
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
NT / QLD borderThreeways (434km)
Camooweal (13km)
Nearest stop west: Avon Downs 57km)

Rest stopDistanceFacilities
King WestKatherine (34km)
Kununurra (475km)
Nearest stop west: Limestone (23km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
LimestoneKatherine (57km)
Kununurra (452km)
Nearest stop east: King West (23km)
Nearest stop west: Mathison (45km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
MathisonKatherine (102km)
Kununurra (407km)
Nearest stop east: Limestone (45km)
Nearest stop west: Noel Buntine Memorial (25km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Noel Buntine MemorialKatherine (127km)
Kununurra (382km)
Nearest stop east: Mathison (25km)
Nearest stop west: Sullivan Campground (50km)
 
Sullivan CampgroundKatherine (177km)
Kununurra (332km)
Nearest stop east: Noel Buntine Memorial (50km)
Nearest stop west: Kuwang Lookout (73km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed (camping fees apply)
Kuwang LookoutKatherine (250km)
Kununurra (259km)
Nearest stop east: Sullivan Campground (73km)
Nearest stop west: Durack Monument (25km)
 
Durack MonumentKatherine (275km)
Kununurra (232km)
Nearest stop east: Kuwang Lookout (25km)
Nearest stop west: Bradshaw Bridge (19km)
 
Bradshaw BridgeKatherine (294km)
Kununurra (215km)
Nearest stop east: Durack Monument (19km)
Nearest stop west: Gregory's Cairn (12km)
 
Gregory's CairnKatherine (306km)
Kununurra (203km)
Nearest stop east: Bradshaw Bridge (12km)
Nearest stop west: East Baines (37km)
 
East Baines RiverKatherine (343km)
Kununurra (166km)
Nearest stop east: Gregory's Cairn (37km)
Nearest stop west: Saddle (58km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelter
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
SaddleKatherine (401km)
Kununurra (108km)
Nearest stop east: East Baines (58km)
Nearest stop west: Beef Road Monument (59km)
  • barbecues
  • picnic tables
  • water supply
  • shelters
  • toilet
  • 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Beef Road MonumentKatherine (460km)
Kununurra (49km)
Nearest stop east: Saddle (58km)
Nearest stop west: Western Australia border (9km)
 
NT / WA borderKatherine (469km)
Kununurra (40km)
Nearest stop east: Beef Road Monument (9km)
  • toilet available on the Western Australia side of the border

Contact

For more information, email assetinformation.dipl@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 18 September 2020

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