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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

From Royal National Park (Farnell Avenue) to Bomaderry (Bolong Road), Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, 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 drive heads into Wollongong then through to Shellharbour, Kiama and the Shoalhaven. Experience ‘beyond’ into the scenic Southern Highlands, Batemans Bay, Canberra, the greater South Coast and onto Melbourne. Local Tips: - Driving through the Royal National Park is free. Fee of $12.00 applies if stopping to enjoy this picturesque playground. - Parking for the Sea Cliff Bridge can be found north of the Bridge at Leeder Park or Coalcliff Beach. - Free Parking at all beaches along the Grand Pacific Drive Wollongong offers free on-street parking on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. - Keep a look out for the many information centers along the Grand Pacific Drive. Public Transport: - Sea Cliff Bridge: Premier Bus # 2 from Coalcliff to Wollongong and return. Closet Train station is Coalcliff with an 800 walk to the start of the Sea Cliff Bridge on the Northern Side.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
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“bald hill” (52 reviews)
“stanwell park” (37 reviews)
“stanwell tops” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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From Royal National Park (Farnell Avenue) to Bomaderry (Bolong Road), Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are keen for a weekend drive, this is a great one to do. We started the Grand Pacific Drive at Stanwell Tops, and took the road towards the coast, just before you get to Stanwell Park, there is a lookout. This is the...More

Thank shebe43
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you get a chance this is a must. Drive is spectacular with plenty of places to stop off along the way. Also a great place to spot whales. Seen them nearly every time

Thank 21sharkbait
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive between Sydney to Wollongong. Amazing how the road winds over the water, well worth a trip if you love a scenic drive.

Thank lisaskye
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank ou lisaskye for taking the time to review the Grand Pacific Drive. The Sea Cliff Bridge is a wonderful thrill.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love bridges and the Sea Cliff Bridge is brilliant! I know the inland drive through the hills is lovely, just take this as a leisurely drive. Stop off for lunch in Wollongong. All makes for a leisurely day's drive from Sydney (and we did...More

Thank Jenni W
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jenni W for taking the time leave a lovely reivew of the Grand Pacific Drive. Wollongong is a lovely mid point for lunch with alot of choice and alot to see in the city. The Grand Pacific Drive has many things to offer,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth coming down the south coast turning off freeway to Stanwell Tops.Best done going down the coast.All fast foods available for a lunch or coffee break & the view is wonderful & even more so if the hang gliders are out taking off from...More

Thank Georgina E
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Georgina E for taking the time to write a review on your time on the Grand Pacific Drive. It can be such a lovely break from the highway. The Baldhill Lookout is a stunning place to begin your drive. We are so happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from stanwell tops to the gong via the coast road. A bit of heavy traffic in the thiroul area (weekend). But a pleasant drive to enjoy the lovely blue expanse of the ocean and sheer cliffs. Takes a bit longer than the freeway of...More

Thank stc1975
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Driving or walking both are lifetime experience. The bridge between magnificent mountain and Pacific Ocean is just incredible and unforgettable! It is a creation of both God and mankind.

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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Banani C for taking the time to review the Grand Pacific Drive. It is a fantastic area to see the combination of the natural beauty of the south coast of Australia and the ingenuity of mankind.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Wether your coming from the North or South, the drive is fabulous! The brigde it self has beautiful views across the ocean & up to the cliffs. Along the Drive there is plenty of sights to stop & see. Beaches, parks, pubs & eateries. For...More

Thank froggyann
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review froggyann. A Sunday drive as suggested is a great taste of what the Grand Pacific Drive has to offer, and a great way to escape the winter chill. There is so much to see without leaving the comfort of your...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I live in Wollongong and as a local (and like many locals) do not visit or appreciate this drive enough. We drove north from Wollongong on a beautiful winters sunny day. There are many spots along they way to stop off. I recommend that motoring...More

Thank RealTrent
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review RealTrent. As a local we don’t take the time to appreciate our own backyard. A Winter's afternoon drive with the golden glow along the Grand Pacific Drive is quite magical. Living in such a beautiful and...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Great drive on a nice day! The stretch north of Wollongong is great especially around the cliff bridge. Lots of slow tourists on the roads so just be patient and enjoy the drive! Nice to stop at Scarborough Hotel for a bite to eat also!More

Thank Tobyd88
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Isn’t the Grand Pacific Drive just perfect for a sunny winters day drive Tobyd88. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it. The only way to really appreciate the scenery is to take your time. We always suggest to pull over were possible, as over...More

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drlai6969
6 June 2017|
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Response from Aaron p | Reviewed this property |
if you want to see the beati of the illawarra on the way down. Travel along lawrence hargraves from helensburgh. see some awesone views. eventually you will get on the princess hwy at wollongong. travel there till near... More
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Response from Dest-Wollongong | Property representative |
Thank you Pies1990 for your question. If you're referring to the Sea Cliff Bridge there is limited car parking on the Southern end of the bridge. There is a car park at Coalcliff Beach to the North of the Sea Cliff Bridge... More
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