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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

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Royal National Park drive was a Gem, anyone who drives to Wollongong should check this out and must... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Raymen S
Spectacular drive, spectacular view

I still remember the road that was replaced by the bridge. It really has become a landmark for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shellharbour, 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 4 days ago

Royal National Park drive was a Gem, anyone who drives to Wollongong should check this out and must drive and enjoy the place and environment.

Thank Raymen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I still remember the road that was replaced by the bridge. It really has become a landmark for the Illawarra and lots of people take the opportunity to walk and enjoy the panoramic view.

Thank pecasita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive along Grand pacific drive is a good way to drive to Sydney instead of the highway the views are better if driven from Wollongong to Sydney

Thank janetwY6080TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful scenic drive on a quality road. On the way to Stanwell Park and Symbio Wildlife Park from Wollongong.

Thank MikeyShiu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were down in Wollongong I figure we'd drive back along Lawrence Heagraves Drive and head over the much hyped Sea Cliff Bridge. Being from Sydney I figured "why not", as it was hardly worth the drive all the way down just to check...More

Thank Mitch007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first part of the drive through the National Park down to Stanwell Tops is through the park with that "driving through the trees" feeling. The next part down to Thirroul/Bulli is along the coast with some lovely sea view and includes the Seacliff bridge....More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Driving from Sydney to Wollongong along The Grand Pacific Drive is the way to go, such a scenic drive along the coast line. Beautiful towns to stop at for Breakfast or Lunch.

Thank 204nancyf
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this drive so scenic and beautiful Have done this drive twice and will definitely do it again so many pretty little towns

Thank Fearless110900
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We drove down from Sydney through the Royal National Park and down the Grand Pacific Drive one Sunday. We were lucky enough to do this in a convertible on a warm sunny Autumn morning. Best drive I've had for many years. Great winding roads along...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you're driving between Sydney and Wollongong, take the time to drive along the coast road. It'll take a little longer, but it's definitely worth it. The views are amazing, there are some stunning walks, lookouts, beaches, pubs and cafes. The crowning jewel is the...More

Thank jamesmurada
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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
Chris C
25 April 2018|
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