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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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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%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“bald hill” (52 reviews)
“stanwell park” (38 reviews)
“stanwell tops” (38 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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+61 2 4267 5910

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Reviewed 6 days ago

best activity when you driving on tourist drive, bridge is a superb structure, best way to discover it is by walk the bridge, it's about 25 min but worth every step, enjoy :)

Thank j0e0007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because Bulli Pass being closed at the time , we tock the Coast Road throuth the National Prark from Loftus to Thirrul .The Road may be very windy at times , but with hardly any Traffic on it is very pleaent . Especialy going over...More

Thank edwinf1
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you edwinf1 for taking the time to write a review on the Grand Pacific Drive. Midweek adventures along the Grand Pacific Drive allow for the time to truly appreciate the coast line, we are the only point where the Great Dividing Range touches the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular scenery A bridge like no other Worth the drive Or you can walk over it too Plenty of car ads feature this bridge

Thank Danina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic drive in both directions with plenty of great photo spots along they way. Watch out for them daft edicts that think its ok to stop randomly in the middle of the road and then signal to park!

Thank jcmayer66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great veiw park and walk back over the bridge spectacular sunrises or whale watching or just do a selfie with the ocean as a back drop

Thank T7550XEdonnaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you shebe43 for your fantastic review of the Grand Pacific Drive. It is an amazing day out on the road enjoying the crisp south coast air. We hope you can get the chance to visit the southern area of Grand Pacifc Drive on another...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you 21sharkbait for taking the time to give the Grand Pacific Drive a 5 star review.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

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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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pies1990
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
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