Nerong Waterholes Rest Area is located on the western side of the new dual carriage expressway 22km south of Bulahdelah. There are two separate areas, one for trucks and one of cars and caravans. This is not a large rest area and exit is via a turning circle at the northern end. The amenities are modern and clean and there are plenty of picnic tables. There is not a lot of shade. Some traffic noise from the adjacent Pacific Highhway cannot be avoided. If you decide to stay here overnight you do so at your own risk.