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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

From Royal National Park to Bomaderry, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4267 5910
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Sea Cliff Bridge's the highlight

This is a scenic drive starting from the Royal National Park. You pay $12 per vehicle to enter the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChanIrene2014
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Ipoh, Malaysia
Picturesque Coastline drive

While we only traveled a small section of the Grand Pacific Drive, from Wollongong to Sydney we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kpiddy
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Brisbane, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bald hill” (57 reviews)
“stanwell park” (39 reviews)
“stanwell tops” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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From Royal National Park to Bomaderry, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a scenic drive starting from the Royal National Park. You pay $12 per vehicle to enter the Royal National Park and will drive on rather winding roads through the rainforest. When you come out of the park, you will arrive at a very...More

Thank ChanIrene2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

While we only traveled a small section of the Grand Pacific Drive, from Wollongong to Sydney we loved the changing coastal scenery, traveling through the seaside villages and stopping off for a walk over the Sea Cliff Bridge, coffee in Stanwell Park and views from...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful scenic drive to take when you have visitors from overseas. We enjoyed showing off the Grand Pacific Drive from Wollongong to Stanwell Prk to our recent visitor who was in awe of the beautiful scenery along the way.

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t remember the name of a particular lookout at the moment, I think it might be bald head or bald hill? But that was a beautiful lookout point before going toward the drive! Take your time to drive and enjoy the sights! :)

Thank Sarah H
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Service Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sarah H for your 5 Star review! Bald Hill is a spectacular lookout, a fantastic place to catch your breath and assess the adventure of the Grand Pacific Drive.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We regularly do part of this drive on our way to Bulli from Sydney. It never disappoints. Grand Pacific Drive always gives us a feeling of being on holidays. I just love it and so does my husband. It takes us longer to get to...More

Thank ingridsW2461EW
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you ingridsW2461EW for taking the time to leave a 5 star review on the Grand Pacific Drive. Mountains with an ocea view and sea breeze, what else would put you in a more relaxed mood.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great drive and a brilliant way to get to Wollongong and beyond, much nicer than using the M1 if you have the time. At this time of year you can drive along with the whales ....there was a whole pod going along last week and...More

Thank carolj715
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What an amazing sight carolj715! Whales and the Grand Pacific Drive, how stunning. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a beautiful review.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

So many things to see, do, eat, shop and look. You could spend a couple of days browsing all the little stopping places. The Sea Cliff or Coast bridge was a fabulous piece of engineering and design. The lookout at Bald Hill was very good,...More

Thank nameerfud
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Grand Pacific Drive is a must do if you are visiting Wollongong! On a beautiful day the drive from Wollongong up to Bald Hill just north of Stanwell Park is simply beautiful. The beaches are gorgeous and there is a good chance you will see...More

Thank Rachel K
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you Rachel K for taking the time to write such a fantastic review on the Grand Pacifc Drive. Whale season is always a great time to enjoy all the coastal views along the way with the hope of watching them migrate up our stunning...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

great drive along the ocean road the bridge is a highlight, with breathtaking views of the ocean and beaches

Thank Iain6ft8
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Easy drive through bushland and coastal scenery. Plenty of places to stop and take photos and grab a bite to eat or coffee. The seacliff bridge is amazing. It shows off the expansive cliff face and the beautiful ocean alongside it.

Thank mimsicality141
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you mimsicality141 for taking the time to write a great review on the Grand Pacific Drive.

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lwkeng
18 November 2017|
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Response from Dest-Wollongong | Property representative |
Parking in the Illawarra is free (with the exeption of the CBD of Wollongong). Parking for the Sea Cliff Bridge is limited, park at Coalcliff beach and walk up on the bridge. We hope you are able to have a fantastic day... 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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