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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

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Sensational Sea view Bridge

Any one wanting to visit the Southcoast this is a must!!! Photographers this is an unbelievable... read more

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Wollongong, Australia
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I’m newish to the Illawarra. My real passion for bridges did bring me down here from Sydney before... read more

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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Expected a beautiful drive similar to the great ocean road but it's basically a route through small coastal towns with minimal sea views. Highlight was sea view bridge which is only a minute or so to drive over. Spectacular view at sea view bridge if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ocodab
Reviewed yesterday

Any one wanting to visit the Southcoast this is a must!!! Photographers this is an unbelievable place to capture on film.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank farmers27
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’m newish to the Illawarra. My real passion for bridges did bring me down here from Sydney before I moved here. It is first on my list of tourists attractions for my visitors. The view is gorgeous with the escarpment on one side and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 91theresen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enter this amazing drive via Royal National Park and enjoy winding roads and wonderful lush (almost rainforest at some sections) vegetation. Views from lookouts down the coast line are outstanding. Stop for lunch and a quick beer at Scarborough Hotel. Great way to spend a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove this, actually from about Kiama in parts, up to Wollongong and then on another day took the drive up to the Sea Cliff Bridge, which was the highlight for us. Not all of the road is close enough to the water that you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jandc5744
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place to look at. Get out of your car and explore what is hidden. The coast line is a magnificent view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving from Stanwell Tops towards Bulli/Wollongong. This wasn't first time, but it's always interesting. Great views, as you can imagine. I suggest very slow drive, because parking comes just around the corner and it's usually full. We visited the bridge and the walkway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samo D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing bridge just south of Stanwell with spectacular views, hard to drive and get the best of the views but definitely worth a Sunday drive to the area. A special bridge, few like it with its curve floating out to sea.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommneded visit. Yout get off in one of its stop and can walk along the cliff side of the highway (there is a pedesterian walkway with railings).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RahmadD_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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.
17 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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