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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

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Driving from Sydney to Wollongong along The Grand Pacific Drive is the way to go, such a scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canterbury, Australia
Scenic drive to Wollongong

Loved this drive so scenic and beautiful Have done this drive twice and will definitely do it again... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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

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

Thank snowlife76
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy road to drive on, great places to stop on the way and admire the view, the walk on the bridge is an easy walk however can get windy.

Thank lisamcclure2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy road , interesting drive, not many car parks so walk back the bridge. Best go on week day ? Jb.

Thank 007John007828
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The drive from Sydney to Wollongong via the Royal National Park and the Grand Pacific Drive is equally awe inspiring for locals and tourists. An easy drive including lunch at one of the good pubs of restaurants along the way.

Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This drive from Wollongong to Sydney hugs the coast and offers some amazing views. The most spectacular section is the Sea Cliff Bridge which sits over the water for 600m with the sheer cliff face on one side and the beautiful Tasman Sea on the...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Great structure to drive across. Make sure you pull over and take the time to go for a walk. Great little towns on either side

Thank Pamela B
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5 August 2018|
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|
Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |