Gunpowder – 24hr Rest Stop – QLD

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Gunpowder, is a WW2 memorial site and what a great name to give it. In the 40’s the road here was upgraded from a dirt track.

This was to be part of the inland defence road system. Up to 1000 Australian and American military used this road each day “wow”.


This rest stop is 136km from Camooweal and 53km from Mount Isa. We stopped off here for some lunch and a bit of a break in our journey.

Gunpowder Rest Stop

This 24hr stop is large and great for any size rig. If you are stopping for the night you can fit many vans around the place.

The ground is dirt/gravel and continues in to some trees and low foliage. There are fire pits for when there is no fire risk.

Whether you are stopping the night or like us having a break you can use the dump point. Toilets are in abundance, not just one but four.

There are bin’s all around the place and a skip bin, so the area is nice and clean. There’s a few undercover seating areas with trees and foliage. Nice to have a bit of shade and flowers.

This was a nice large area to stop before we headed on-wards to the famous Walkabout Creek Hotel. 

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