The Agnes River Rest Area is a short walk from the Agnes River which has steep banks, so access is a bit difficult to get to the water. But you can have a BBQ and enjoy the scenery, while resting.
The Anglesea Lions Park Reserve Rest Area has a BBQ with a handy Playground for the kids plus Toilets, and its within easy walking distance to the Anglesea River to catch a meal or watch the boats go by.
The Apollo Bay Rest Area is a large parking area opposite a Caltex petrol station, so you can pop over the road and grab a cold drink and a few snack foods while you stop here.
The Atkinson Park Rest Area is a well established rest area, you will find a toilet block, undercover BBQ's and picnic tables overlooking a small lake. There is plenty of room to park and a few handy rubbish bins as well.
The Balmattum Rest Area is a large asphaled area with plenty of room for semis and the biggest camping rigs. Here you will also find under cover picnic tables and a few rubbish bins, plus a toilet block.
The Barnadown River Reserve on the banks of the Campaspe River, this is a nice spot for a break from driving and a place you might catch a fish for dinner.
The Barwidgee Rest Area is a large grassy area set on the banks of the Barwidgee Creek. You can try your hand at fishing here or take your camera and explore a few of the rock pools along the creek.
The Bears Lagoon Fruit Fly Rest Area has a few picnic tables and rubbish bins and plenty of space to park. For those you like fishing, you are parked next to Bears Lagoon, so you might be able to wet a line while you rest here for a bit.
The Beau Morton Park Rest Area is adjacent Racecourse lake and there are a few trees for shade. Here there is enough room to pull over with your caravan and take a break from driving.
The Beauchamp Falls Reserve is quite popular, so expect a few neighbours when you camp here. The main attraction is the 20 metre high Beauchamp Falls, but you will need to hike approximatly 40 minutes or so, to get there so your camera is a must have item ...
Can I Camp Overnight in a Rest Area?
The answer is generally, NO.
These rest areas have been set aside on main arterial roads, so you can take a short break from driving when your feeling tired.
They are a place to freshen up a bit, before safely continuing on with your journey.