For more than 20 years Peter Howe has been among the volunteers serving free tea, coffee and biscuits to weary motorists at the top of Mount Ousley.
Mr Howe is the chairman of the Wollongong Lions Driver Reviver Committee and along with fellow volunteers Ron Riley and Jack Allen he has been helping out with that rest stop since it started about 25 years ago.
"We've served quite a few coffees and teas and met some fantastic people," Mr Howe said.
"It's so gratifying to hear someone say, 'I was buggered down at the bottom of Mount Ousley and I was hoping you guys would be here at the top'."
Volunteers from the Wollongong Lions Club and the Wollongong Heights Lioness Club will be serving free tea, coffee and biscuits from 11am to 7pm every weekend this month.
The Driver Reviver stop is also open for motorists on long weekends and weekends just before Christmas and New Year's Day.
Being open on weekends, they don't tend to get too many truckies stopping in.
Instead, most of the 400 or so visitors each weekend will be day-trippers from Sydney, and families heading home after a holiday.
And some of them tend to be Driver Reviver regulars.
"That's the best part of it," Mr Howe said.
"If you're up there often enough you tend to see the same people again and again.
"Or someone will say, 'I missed you last time I was here'. We've had a lot of people like that, it's really good.
"They'll tell you about their holiday. It depends on how busy we are.
"If we're busy getting the teas and coffees, there's only enough time to say 'Hi, how are you'. It's nice when it's steady and you can get a five-minute talk with people."
As well as the social aspect of manning the Driver Reviver station, Mr Howe said the efforts of the Lions Club served a potentially life-saving purpose.
"We believe that the whole Driver Reviver project is important in allowing people to stop and have a break," he said.
"They get a tea or coffee, which causes them to stop for 10 or 15 minutes while they drink it.
"That then, we believe, instils a habit of stopping.
"We have no idea as to how many lives we've saved because we just can't measure that but what we do know is that fatigue is a far greater cause of accidents than speeding or drink driving."