Cohen Rest Area 16k W of Penong


3.6 from 23 users


Eyre Hwy, Penong, South Australia


This roadside rest area is located on the Eyre Highway 16km west of Penong and is accessible to vehicles travelling in both directions. Whilst overnight stays in rest areas are a genuinely acceptable method for fatigue management, stays longer than 24 hours are not encouraged. This is a combined truck and car rest area. Please do not park in the truck parking area and ensure there is plenty of room for trucks to enter and exit the site and to park and take their mandatory rest.

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Lat: -31.861127 Lng: 132.863592

User Reviews



Great overnighter would recommend plenty of space for all size vehicles including big rigs..



A free 24 hour hour rest area with no facilities. Large parking area with flattish dirt/gravel base and some shade. No facilities and must be self contained. No TV reception but adequate Telstra mobile reception. Suited as an overnight stopover for Nullarbor travellers.



Stayed here a few days ago. Good spot for an overnight rest. Large area, we were the only ones there. Camped as far back from the road and we got a good night sleep.


Kate & Mark

Great spot for an overnight free camp! Not many people there last night so we had plenty of space. Looks likes you could fit quite a few people in though. We even had basic Telstra reception! Flys were annoying until the sun went down. Cute family of Magpies hanging around looking for scraps. Beautiful sunset! Would stay again. No amenities.



Lots of ants where we stayed, can hear the road but not too much traffic



Good spot. Literally on the side of the road so lots of trucks during the night. Ground really hard if youre tenting and need to put pegs in otherwise it's fine. we had tons of ants, literally on everything and they were even trying to get through the zip into the swag to have a sleep with us! The view is fantastic though over some fields and when the sun set it was beautiful. Clean, easy, but if you're not self contained there's not really anywhere to go for a wee unless you're happy for everyone to watch you :)



Plenty of level sites for all types of vans and campers. Same as many other spots on the highway.


Rossco 7

Lots of flat areas.



Great spot with large camp sites for all size rigs. Telstra reception. Only amenity is Waste Bins. Road noise not an issue. Suitable for an overnighter. Plenty of trees for shade and the March Flies are pretty vicious. Ants werent an issue for us. Do recommend.


Amazing spot!

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