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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

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Day trip grand Pacific Drive and Kangaroo valley

What you can expect The Royal National Park, (the oldest national park in Australia.) The Grand... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Zahid H
Sydney, Australia
Wonderful scenic drive

I'm actually a local but I never get tired of this drive and whenever we get out of state or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wollongong, Australia
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Grand Pacific Drive is a 140km coastal drive, starting just 45 minutes south of Sydney, NSW, Australia in the beautiful Royal National Park. Driving scenery includes, coastal rainforests to quaint villages and over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. The...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
From Royal National Park to Bomaderry, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4267 5910
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Reviewed yesterday

What you can expect The Royal National Park, (the oldest national park in Australia.) The Grand Pacific Drive The Sea Cliff Bridge. The boutique township of Thirroul. Famous blowhole. Mt Cambewarra Lookout. The delightful Kangaroo Valley The breath-taking Fitzroy Falls. The charming Georgian village of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zahid H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm actually a local but I never get tired of this drive and whenever we get out of state or overseas visitors it is a must do. The Sea Cliff Bridge is a delightful walk and all the little beaches and bush walking trails in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lissydaz54
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view of the coastline is absolutely amazing from this spot. We drove over it then parked the car and walked the bridge. Fabulous. Can get a bit busy at weekends and holiday time but this is such a must if you have visitors to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aldavril
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth making the detour when travelling between Sydney and Wollongong - plenty of places to pull over and take photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 257Trinah
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice drive, but once one drives through to the south - after Coaldale - the roads get very crowded and the congestion builds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cole H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular set of coastline Great spot for a cycle Not much shoulder In some areas, makes up for not having much traffic

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rsmith252
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove from Wollongong to Sydney and beyond. The ocean in Wollongong was fierce on the day we were there. The next morning, the waves were way calmer and we drove towards Sydney. We were impressed with the Sea Cliff Bridge. On one side was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very scenic and unique drive. A curvy road built out over the coastline. Well worth walking across this road/bridge, as driving across is too brief to really enjoy it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 964grantm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most scenic drive that I have come away from the National route of Princess Highway, but almost parallel to it. Breath taking scenic along the coastal towns that visitors should not miss out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The drive through to Wollongong is excellent but I wouldn't both with 'the beyond' bit as is promoted. The only other scenic section is around Lake Illawarra. Focussing on this main part there are some fantastic lookouts over the coast. My favourite is at Sublime...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Dest-Wollongong | Property representative |
The Sea Cliff Bridge one way is roughly one kilometer, you will want to walk slowly to take in all the sites, sounds and selfies. We recommend parking in Coalcliff as parking at the southern tip of the bridge is very limited.
16 June 2018|
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Response from Dest-Wollongong | Property representative |
Hi tung2013, Renting a car from the airport and driving down is a perfect way to start a holiday. Depending on time, taking the turnoff into the Royal National Park at Audley down to Bald Hill would be stunning. Generally... More
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25 April 2018|
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