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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
+61 2 4267 5910
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
From Royal National Park (Farnell Avenue) to Bomaderry (Bolong Road), Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4267 5910

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Banani C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Tobyd88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wollongong back to Sydney I had an extra 30 minutes so decided to go via the old highway. Meander through small towns and take in the view. I drove on a crisp, sunny winter's day. Just magnificent.

Thank FortyPlusFemale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Bald Hill for a coffee and first view of the Sea Cliff Bridge, Interesting automatic toilets. We then drove down and over the Sea Cliff Bridge. Small car parks at each end of the bridge, easy to drive past them. After parking walked...More

Thank mag1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive with a view, sea and mountains. Relaxing and places to stop at along the way for a cuppa and bite to eat. Stop and smell the sea air and then turn around to admire the mountains.

Thank Jennifera710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely drive and I highly recommend parking the car and walking over the Sea Cliff Bridge. the feeling of being suspended over the ocean is exhilarating.

Thank nebochard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The costal drive from Wollongong up to Bald Hill at Stanwell Park is a enjoyable trip for the whole family. Stopping at Austinmer or all the way up at Bald Hill for a coffee and a view looking back to Wollongong over the seacliff bridge...More

Thank delasheras2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two friends and myself drove from Farnell Avenue to Wollongong using this road. A first time experience. Scenery was lovely, view from the lookout at the end of the National Park was great, and nice to see the small towns doing up the buildings that...More

Thank Maurice I L
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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
24 December 2016|
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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