Roadtrip The Grand Pacific Drive

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Roadtrip The Grand Pacific Drive – One of the best road trips in NSW

Roadtrip the Grand Pacific Drive NSW and you’ll usually start your journey from Sydney – specifically from the southern suburbs. From Sydney, head south, following the Grand Pacific Drive route typically ending in Nowra on the Shoalhaven River. This charming coastal town is a gateway to the beautiful South Coast region of NSW and each stop along the route presents Insta worthy vistas and adventure. Roadtrip the Grand Pacific Drive NSW and see such a range of great attractions and accommodation in charming seaside villages and coastal gems. There’s something for everyone!

So let’s go…

SYDNEY TO ROYAL NATIONAL PARK:

  • Distance from Sydney: Approx. 33 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 47 min
  • Welcome to Royal National Park – full of adventure and discovery, with scenic viewpoints, hiking trails and hidden beaches. Each twist and turn of the road reveals a new facet of the park’s beauty, from towering cliffs to peaceful waterways, rainforest walks and coastal trails (ranging from easy strolls to challenging hikes) Enjoy a picnic at one of the scenic lookouts overlooking the ocean, take designated fire trails on two wheels or swim to your heart’s content at Wattamolla (offering lagoon swimming, perfect for families) or patrolled Garie Beach or Jibbon.

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ROYAL NATIONAL PARK TO SEA CLIFF BRIDGE:

  • Distance from Royal National Park: Approx. 28 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 35 min
  • Welcome to Sea Cliff Bridge – where you can walk along the pedestrian walkway of this iconic bridge or a nearby coastal walk for a panoramic views of the coastline and take pics against the backdrop of the stunning Pacific Ocean. Indulge in fresh seafood at coastal eateries, and don’t forget to pause for beach time at Coalcliff or Scarborough Beach.

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SEA CLIFF BRIDGE TO BALD HILL LOOKOUT:

  • Distance from Sea Cliff Bridge: Approx. 5.8 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 7 min
  • Welcome to Bald Hill Lookout – and enjoy breathtaking views over Stanwell Park and the South Pacific Ocean and you might catch some daredevils taking off into the sky from the hillside above. Try the Flying High Cafe for stunning views and freshly brewed coffee while you’re there.

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BALD HILL LOOKOUT TO STANWELL TOPS:

  • Distance from Bald Hill Lookout: Approx. 1.4 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 2 min
  • Welcome to Stanwell Tops – surrounded by pristine bushland, so it’s ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous trails ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes, allowing you to explore the region’s natural beauty up close.Visit the Hindu temple – Sri Venkateswara Temple, and admire its intricate architecture. Or relax and unwind at Stanwell Park Beach – the perfect spot with golden sands and clear blue water. You’ll also enjoy the scenic drive through lush countryside surrounding Stanwell Tops and stop at one of the popular cafes or restaurants here and around.
  • Tuck into fresh seafood, gourmet burgers and delicious pastries here. You’ll find gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian and more at Bread, Expresso &. For brunch, enjoy Bulli Beach Cafe offering vegetarian options as well. For breakfast or brunch housed in an artists’ domain try Timber Mill Cafe. Craving Mexican? Try Chimi’s Changas in Bulli. For classic pub fare and ocean vistas, don’t miss the Scarborough Hotel.

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STANWELL TOPS TO WOLLONGONG:

  • Distance from Stanwell Tops: Approx. 36 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 29 min
  • Welcome to Wollongong – Enjoy the serenity of the Botanic Garden or get your thrills at Jamberoo Action Park, or relax at pristine beaches like North Wollongong Beach. Indulge in fresh seafood at highly-rated waterfront restaurants such as Diggies Cafe or sample Asian cuisine at Stanny’s. You’ll love the fresh seafood at one of Wollongong’s waterfront restaurants or sample international flavors at the bustling Crown Street Mall. Wollongong is a vibrant city with plenty of  attractions, good eating and unique adventures like the Underwater Sea Walk or soar above its coastline with Skydive Sydney-Wollongong. You can discover the region’s industrial heritage at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum or find tranquility at the Nan Tien Temple. After all that, why not take in a sunset hike along the Wollongong Head Lighthouse Walk.

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WOLLONGONG TO KIAMA:

  • Distance from Wollongong: Approx. 39.6 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 32 min
  • Welcome to Kiama – and witness the famous Kiama Blowhole in action, explore the the Kiama Lighthouse, and hike the scenic Kiama Coast Track  offering panoramic views of the coastline and countryside. Visit the Kiama Farmers’ Market (held on Wednesdays and Saturdays) for fresh local produce and artisanal goods and indulge in local flavors at cafes like The Brooding Italian or Penny Whistlers. Don’t miss the serene Minnamurra Rainforest or the vibrant Kiama Arts Trail too.

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KIAMA TO SHELLHARBOUR:

  • Distance from Kiama: Approximately 14 km
  • Driving Time: Approximately 13 min
  • Welcome to Shellharbour – offering fascinating  snorkelling at Bushrangers Bay or scenic hikes along the Illawarra Escarpment. Those who love surfing won’t want to miss the action of the National Surfing Championships at Killalea Reserve and you can relax on the pristine beaches – Shellharbour Beach or Warilla Beach or drop a line, or go boating in the tranquil waters of Lake Illawarra. History buffs will love the Shellharbour Maritime Museum. or check out the Shellharbour Village precinct with its historic buildings, boutiques and vibrant cafe scene. For caffeine enthusiasts, try gems like The Barista’s Shed offering artisanal brews, and the delectable treats at Goodbar. Other popular places include Harbour Thai, Relish on Addison, Rehal’s, or J’s On The Deck, Bayside Pantry and more. Hungry Monkey and Amaki are worth visiting back in Kiama.

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SHELL HARBOUR TO JERVIS BAY:

  • Distance from Shellharbour: Approx. 91.8 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 1 hour and 17 min
  • Welcome to Jervis Bay – and relax on its stunning beaches, known for their white sand and crystal-clear waters. Take a dolphin-watching cruise to see the resident bottlenose dolphins. Explore Booderee National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, Aboriginal cultural sites, and beautiful hiking trails.

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JERVIS BAY TO NOWRA:

  • Distance from Jervis Bay: Approx. 37.4 km
  • Driving Time: Approx. 37 min
  • Welcome to Nowra – and visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum to explore Australia’s naval aviation history. Take a scenic cruise along the Shoalhaven River. Explore local galleries and markets, showcasing the work of talented artisans and producers.

Overall, the Roadtrip Grand Pacific Drive NSW is a must-do road trip for anyone visiting NSW. It offers spectacular scenery, friendly locals and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Need accommodation on the South Coast? Why not relax in Travellarks hand picked stays?

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