Work, rest or play...

Shady Rest is a great place to stay

Call us now on 07 5482 1999 or book online below

See what our guests have to say

What more could you ask for...

Simple, clean, comfortable rooms with table and chairs inside and outside, generous and tasty breakfast. Access directly to highway yet quiet. Great pool, a hit with the kids - super friendly and helpful people, reasonable rates for rooms and breakfasts - what more could you ask for, stay night or a week....thank you

Steve winters // Google Reviews

Above and beyond...

We stayed at the Shady Rest for a night before going to Fraser Island. Barbara was super lovely and couldn’t be more helpful. We had a family group of 10 & she went above and beyond to make sure that we were all comfortable.

Bec H  //  Trip Advisor

Quiet, clean and spacious...

The bed was comfy and the room was quiet, clean and spacious. The motel is situated next to the Bruce Highway, yet the rooms were quiet. Barbara was helpful in providing cutlery and bowls so that we could self-cater for breakfast. The room is serviced/replenished daily. We ordered breakfast on our last morning and wow, what a breakfast. Thanks Barbara

AJSM  //

Why choose Shady Rest?

Whatever you are looking for, Shady Rest will provide you with the perfect base to explore the Gympie region


Located just off the Bruce Highway, we are the perfect choice for those coming to the area to work such as locum medical staff, project managers, & mobile work crews. Whether you need to stay for one night or a few months, just give us a call.


Looking for a place to relax? We have everything you need including free wireless internet, R/C air conditioning, complimentary chilled spring water, microwaves, undercover parking, BBQ, plus a sparkling swimming pool. Need to check in earlier than 11am? Just let us know.


Stunning beaches, spectacular hinterland, horse riding, fishing, hiking, traditional markets, museums, famous festivals, delicious local food... the Gympie region has it all. Explore all these from your base at Shady Rest and then come back for a great night's sleep & breakfast delivered to your room.


Want to park outside your front door? Got a trailer or truck? No problem. Each unit has it's own undercover parking spot plus there's plenty of additional space for larger vehicles. And there are no stairs to negotiate either as all rooms are ground level.

Once you visit, you'll want to come back

With 18 rooms, in 6 different room configurations, we cater for individual and family holidays, people working away from home, families and friends making hospital visits and event and festival attendees.  We are proud to run well above the industry standard for re booking rates and love to catch up with our returning visitors and hear their latest news.  We also have a number of sporting teams who regularly stay like the Rockhampton Grammar School Rowing Team for example.  You can keep up to date with our guests on Facebook and Twitter. 

The service was great...

I needed a bed, it was dark so I called the Shady Rest motel quite late, the service was great!

A typical older style motel, very Australian... great room fan and AC, add in good showers - fluffy towels and well vacuumed carpets. The Shady Rest is a well maintained place - a credit to staff. You can see they care, the mirrors in units are sparkling clean.

jeff m // Trip Advisor

Can't get any better... 

Very friendly staff, excellent service. Gave me a book to read when I had finished the one I had with me, can't get any better than that. Thanks for having us stay.

wilma  //

Will definitely stay again...

Great stay here, room very clean bed comfy. Had a hot brekky was excellent. Staff so friendly and welcoming. Will definitely stay again. Really pleased overall.

steve  //  Wotif

Have a question? No problem

Drop us a line or give us a call.  You can ask us about availability, room details, food options, places to visit, things to do... anything you want.  Let us help you plan your trip to Gympie.