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Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Wollongong
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The high-light of the drive is definitely the Sea-Cliff Bridge. The problem is, it's too short and there's no place to park and enjoy the bridge unless you are happy to walk a lot. Someone told us about a Bald-Hill lookout point but we just couldn't find it.

Thank MADDERRARI
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"seacliff bridge"
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"coast road"
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"hang gliders"
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"the great ocean road"
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"walk across the bridge"
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"scarborough hotel"
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"kiama blowhole"
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"breathtaking views"
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"coastal villages"
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"scenic route"
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

an alternate way to head up to sydney (for some reason I've never come back this way) rather than the steep and winding roads of bulli pass you get to see the ocean up close

Thank Loan N
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

What a scenic drive come down through National Park from Loftus, stunning scenery, Take it easy it is a very windy road and some gooses on pushbikes pop up in such silly places

Thank G B
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This drive is stunning, winding through national park and along the coast south of Sydney. There are planty of little beaches to stop off at, as well as lots of places to eat. Take your time driving down and overnight in Wollongong before going back the next day. We loved it!

Thank matthewandcathy
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Have taken many a visitor to Stanwell top via the Grand Pacific Drive and always spectacular. Intend to take my Canadian visitor who arrives in a few weeks. Great Handgliding spot at Bald Hill.

Thank joydeM
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