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SOMETIMES you discover a gem of a rest area ... and Calliope River is one of them! Situated 7km north of Calliope on the Bruce Highway in Queensland, this two-tiered site offers picturesque riverside or bush camping and good fishing. Access is over the river bridge which has a 5-tonne limit. Toilets. Rubbish bins. Suitable for large rigs. TV and mobile telephone reception good. Sign warns of crocodiles in area. Maximum stay 48 hours. Warning: Can be very noisy at weekends when local youngsters gather on the area for Saturday night revels!

Bridge access to Calliope River rest area Riverside site at Calliope River rest area
River at Calliope River rest area Sign warning of crocodiles at Calliope River rest area