Australia’s top roadhouses

Scouring through Google reviews and Facebook groups, we have collated a list of our top picks for the best roadhouses in Australia!

Australia’s roadhouses are the backbone of the transport industry.

Oftentimes these are the only civilization for hundreds of kilometres, providing much needed tucker, places to rest and a hot shower.

However important, we know that not all two roadhouses are the same, and there are simply some that provide a better overall experience.

So we did some digging, and came up with our top picks for the best roadhouses in Australia!

Victoria

Hattah Outback Roadhouse

Address: 3478 Calder Hwy, Hattah VIC 3501

4.5 stars on Google reviews

Nestled between the sand dunes and scrub just off the Calder Highway, Hattah Roadhouse is a classic stop. Affectionately given the ‘best showers on the Calder’ title by many travellers, this roadhouse in Mildura offers up fast food, coffee, fuel and enough snacks to keep you occupied. With reviews calling it an ‘unexpected diamond in the rough’, it’s definitely worth a stop.

Clean parking, fuel, clean showers, great food, laundry available, general supplies good prices and COLD BEER one stop shop love it. Staff are great not to mention easy on the eye grate to see a decent roadhouse – Brad Lyons

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Ports Diner Roadhouse


Address: 476 – 480 Footscray Rd, (Through Service Rd Next To Tolls), West Melbourne VIC 3003

4.8 stars on Google reviews

If keeping close to the city is more your speed, Ports Diner is located on Footscray Road in West Melbourne. The spot serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between in a large dining room. Guaranteed to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, park up and enjoy the conveniency.

Fresh food cooked while you wait. Friendly service. Good prices. What more could you want – P R

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

New South Wales

Tuckerwagon Restaurant

Address: 99 Jericho Road, Moorland NSW 2443

4.8 stars on Google Reviews

Now you can’t make a list of top roadhouses without including the Tuckerwagon in Moorland. Surrounded by lush greenery and a peaceful atmosphere, the roadhouse is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Pop in and try their famous Tuckerburger

We unexpectedly stopped here for lunch and Wow! Awesome food and amazing hospitality. So glad to have found this hidden gem! – P L

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Packsaddle Roadhouse

Address: 17242 Silver City Hwy, Packsaddle NSW 2880

4.7 stars on Google Reviews

Located on the Silver City Highway, 175 kilometres north of Broken Hill, Packsaddle Roadhouse is a ‘must do’ stopover in your outback travel adventures. With an extensive menu, warm and friendly staff and decently priced fuel, you’d be crazy not to pop in.

Hospitality was great! Food was best we have had in the road. Meals are huge! Definitely drop in for a stop. We stopped and stayed overnight on a powered site. Amenities very clean and well looked after – Charlene M

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Queensland

The Golden Nugget

Address: 690 Bruce Hwy, Kybong QLD 4570

4.4 stars on Google reviews

Cool late-night options can be hard to find when out on the road, yet The Golden Nugget exceeds expectations. Open 24/7, the burgers are apparently the thing to grab. Described as a ‘truck driver/ travellers heaven’, this roadhouse is on many peoples drop-in list.

Such a great roadhouse! We always stop here. Best toilets anywhere on your travels. Make sure you pop in and buy something to support the small business! Best hotbox by a long shot. Sit down meals great too. Lovely staff. You can’t go wrong – Nicole Keeley

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Yungaburra Pitstop

Address: Cnr Gillies Range Rd and Fig Street, Yungaburra, QLD 488

4.4 stars on Google reviews

Located just over 3 hours south of Cape Tribulation, this pitstop truly has it all. Food, fuel, mechanics, grog and conveniently located laundromat are all within a stone’s throw. There is easy off-street parking for light and medium duty trucks.

Burgers were very fresh and a very quick wait for your food. Very friendly staff. Great place to get a quick coffee. Highly Recommend👍👌 – Dean Hanrahan

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: N/A

South Australia

Nullarbor Roadhouse

Address: Eyre Highway, Nullarbor SA 5690

4.1 stars on Google Reviews

The one and only Nullarbor Roadhouse is a staple of Australian history. Equipped with everything you need on the road, a shop, restaurant, bar, hotel and fuel, it is the ultimate one-stop shop. The roadhouse is full of vintage memorabilia, with a separate motel for those wanting some fresh sheets.

The best and the only place to stay in Nullarbor. It has all the amenities you need in a place where you cannot find anything for miles. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There’s vegetarian options available. Honestly I had a memorable trip in Nullarbor only because of the road house. Thank you guys – madhu !

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Tinman Roadhouse

Address: 12236 Augusta Hwy, Napperby SA 5540

4.3 stars on Google reviews

Situated in Port Pirie, the iconic Tinman Roadhouse offers family-friendly budget accommodation and amenities for all locals and travellers passing through. Known for its fresh meals, cakes and cookies, reviewers say the service is ‘exceptional’.

Great little place to stop and grab a drink and a bite to eat. Friendly staff, clean premises and plenty of parking – Dwayne Noack

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Northern Territory

BP Auto Port Adelaide River

Address: 120 Stuart Hwy, Adelaide River NT 0846

4.6 stars on Google reviews

If you’re on your way in or out of Darwin, hit up this BP. With cabins to switch up your sleeping, home-style feeds and clean outdoor toilets and showers, it’s a truckie’s dream. Reviewers rave about the amazing cheap fuel prices and ‘good food, good service’.

Cheapest place for fuel I have seen for weeks. Good fast service and shop well stocked with hot food and cakes to go – Brad Mays

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Truck Central

Address: 5 Wishart Rd, Wishart NT 0822

4.5 stars on Google reviews

Strategically located between Darwin and Palmerston, this transport hub ticks all the boxes. Kitted out with a BP truck stop, vehicle inspection facility and more, there is nothing you can’t do there. The hub was built specifically for the transport and freight industry and kept drivers in mind every step of the way.

Best beef burgers you’ll ever have. Great spot to stop, fuel up, and eat up. Big dining area, huge bathroom and amenities – Jacob

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Western Australia

BP Cowaramup

Address: Cnr Bussell Hwy &, 1 Roy Earl Dr, Cowaramup WA 6284

4.4 stars on Google reviews

Coming equipped with B-double access, toilets, high flow diesel, and a good range of food options, you couldn’t ask for a better place to pull over. Around 260km south of Perth, reviewers say it is a high-quality petrol station.

Very very clean, excellent and friendly staff, Well Done BP Cowaramup! – Sami Fidock

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: N/A

Doon Doon Roadhouse

Address: Woolah Community, Station St, Durack WA 6743

4.3 stars on Google reviews

Located on the Great Northern Highway 110km south of Kununurra this roadhouse makes the perfect place to have a rest. Whether you are looking to refuel for your journey, take a break from driving, stuff your face or stay overnight, you will find your visit to Doon Doon a memorable part of your travels.

Stopped here for fuel and couldn’t go without trying the chips. OMG, best chips I’ve had for ages. Amenities were clean, roadhouse was tidy & well stocked with a good variety of goods – Denise Heycox

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Tasmania

Mood Food Kempton

Address: 3001 Midland Hwy, Kempton TAS 7030

4.2 stars on Google reviews

Mood Food pride themselves on their quality products; from gourmet sandwich flavour combinations to coffee. The modern location is pushing boundaries and going above and beyond to service their customers. Reviewers say the toilet facilities were impeccable and staff were lovely.

What a surprise for a quick rest stop – lots of quality options for ready made food and coffee, some grocery store supplies, lots of shaded tables, dog play area (fenced), basketball court, EV chargers (2) – Mei T.

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: yes

Westerway Road House

Address: 1573 Main Rd, Westerway TAS 7140

4.2 stars on Google reviews

This small stop on the side of the road packs a punch! With reviewers raving about the fish and chips and burgers, others couldn’t shut up about the fabulous customer service. Located opposite the Tyenna River, you get a feed and a view!

Do yourself a favour and stop in here. The staff are amazing, the food portions are massive and super tasty! The coffee was great too – Nic Hollis

Clean toilets: yes
Clean showers: N/A

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