Howard RV Rest Area

Rest Area Overnight - Queensland


This site offers parking for 48 hours and has a hard surface with easy walking access to the town shopping, hotel, butcher, baker and groceries. 

There are no facilities on site but there are public toilets across the road beside the Information Centre and a rubbish bin. 

While the photo which is still current tells you that you must display a permit to stay here which is obtained from the Community Center across the road. It is a bit difficult when they are only open Monday to Thursday 9am to 2pm. Otherwise it’s very close to the shops and the train line if you like hearing trains tooting as they go past. I think they do it on purpose.

Excellent stopover. Friendly town with a great bakery. The hotel has $10 specials for lunch and dinner. The food was excellent. It has a laundry, chemist, supermarket and several interesting small shops including a op shop.

This area has now been made into a 20 hour overnight stop. There is a sheltered table and benches but no shade but small trees have been planted. There are no facilities on site but there are public toilets across the road beside the Information Centre and a rubbish bin. The local shops are easy walk and the local pub is well known for its value for money meals.

Great friendly little town who appreciate the business when RV’s stay and spend

An excellent overnight stop in a welcoming town. The pub meals are now $12 and are delicious. We visited the bakery and IGA. These RV friendly towns are really trying to encourage the grey nomads and we’re happy to oblige. Would certainly stop back at Howard on our return journey south in a few months. A few trains went past but it didn’t bother us and road noise was minimal after dark. A great spot

Great spot close to town. Just been changed to 48 hour parking. The locals love it when you stay and support the shops. Water available and toilets across the road.

no facilities but a great spot for a night or two right in town, water available and public toilets not far

What a great little overnighter in a very hospitable town. The place was packed tonight and many patronised the local business community. The fact that the local pub has $10 Meals on Thursday/Sunday might have something to do with it. The locals often drive past and give you a toot and a wave. A lady from the information centre even came over and pointed out the free running enclosure for our dog. The site is for self contained vehicles but there are toilets and rubbish bins across the road. The railway line adjoins the rest area but trains were not a problem.

This is a great town to spend an overnight in. The people are very friendly and staff at the businesses are most friendly. This is a country town that we can recommend you call into on your way through.
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    Howard, Queensland, 4659
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    -25.317838, 152.563007
    1300 794 929
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