I went up to Nth qld for the eclipse last year and the rest stops up there are bloody awesome... Free!!! Most of them are from 24hour up to a week... With showers and fresh water.... They are clean and have undercover picnic tables with BBQ... Some have hot water in the shelters to..... Why can't we have that every where? When I went up the roads we awesome but since the bad weather I hope they are still good... I also found having a UHF was very handy.... Ch 40 and you can contact most truckies who appreciate getting a warning on speed and so on.... Up there I am known as "the little white kombi" and the truckies were grateful for me saying that my speed was 90kms and will let them pass when safe..... In my whole trip I only had 1 truckie who tailgated me and after 4 times on UHF I tapped my brakes and he got onto his UHF and blasted me and within 10 sec 4 or 5 other truckies got on their UHF's and blasted him cos they all heard me telling him to get off my ass..... Lol.... Love em......in other words I had an AWESOME TRIP with no hassles with road or engine but just outside mackay rock hit original windscreen and was stuck in mackay for 3 days.... Shannon's and RACQ were great. Hope you have a good time up there... Happy and Safe travels to all.