Taking a break on your driving adventure is now a lot more appealing, with the completion of a network of new Welcome Rest Stops across the region. Click on the map below for an enlarged view of the rest stop locations (orange dots) and the approximate extents of the Pilbara’s Indigenous language groups.

The Network

These striking rest stops celebrate the Indigenous cultures of their location, through original artworks immortalised in the steel canopies. They cast interesting shadows by day, and solar-powered lighting plays through them after dark. In addition to shelter and seating, most stops offer toilet facilities, and many also provide free wi-fi hotspots so you can catch up with friends, or plan the next leg of your trip.

The Welcome Rest Stop network was funded by Royalties for Regions, a Western Australian Government Program.