Holiday journeys

We want you to spend more time having fun and less time in a queue these holidays. Plan your journey before you leave home to avoid delays.

Holidays are for fun, family and friends – not spending time waiting for traffic to clear.

If you’re hitting the road for a holiday, we can help you get ahead of the queue and plan your journey to avoid delays.

We analyse data from previous years to predict journey delays at traffic hotspots, and we will provide updates ahead of each busy holiday period.

Make a habit of checking this page as part of your pre-holiday planning. We want to improve your journey experience by providing information about:

  • best days and times to travel
  • alternative route options
  • opportunities for stopping
  • Driver Reviver locations.

When travelling popular routes you can also use our digital journey planning tool to identify traffic peaks and troughs. This handy prediction tool compares average traffic volumes with expected increases during holiday periods.

See below for travel tips that will help you stay safe on our roads all year round.

Test your tired self

Managing fatigue

Heading on a road trip to visit friends and family? Get a good night’s sleep, plan regular breaks and share the driving where possible.

Did you know being awake for 17 hours is similar to driving with a 0.05 blood alcohol content (BAC)? Avoid driving tired and help NSW drive Towards Zero.

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Take regular breaks on your journey

The online rest areas and Driver Reviver map provides information on both heavy and light vehicle rest area locations for major roads across NSW. It also provides locations and opening times for NSW Driver Reviver sites during holiday periods.

Driving tired is the second biggest killer on NSW roads after speeding, so it's important to plan to take regular breaks. If you're feeling tired, the best idea is always to pull over at a rest area and take a break.

Use the interactive map to find the nearest rest area or Driver Reviver location during holiday periods, or to find a rest area with specific amenities on your route.

Real time traffic information

Video - 6 tips for your holiday journey


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