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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

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Spectacular set of coastline Great spot for a cycle Not much shoulder In some areas, makes up for... read more

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Dysart, Australia
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Driving amidst attractive attractions

We drove from Wollongong to Sydney and beyond. The ocean in Wollongong was fierce on the day we... read more

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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 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 yesterday

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 2 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 4 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
2  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 19 October 2018

It is a sensational drive but the navigation to this place is too dodgy on the google maps. The navigation just does not show the option of the grand pacific drive. We enjoyed whatever part of it we could explore though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RupeshKG
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raymen S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pecasita
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janetwY6080TX
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeyShiu
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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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