With its bright beaches and jagged rock pools, passage along the Grand Pacific Drive offers views of some of New South Wales’s best scenery. In total the route is more than 140 kilometers of coastal roads, passing varied landscapes along the way. A few highlights include Bald Hill Lookout, Stanwell Tops, and the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, each boasting panoramic views of the surrounding land and sea. If you’re seeking adventure, paragliding and hang-gliding from these spots grants even better views.
Seaside villages perched on dramatic cliffs, mountains, and lush coastal rainforest round out the experience. The Grand Pacific Drive along passes through the city of Wollongong, a center for adventure and leisure activities with great golf, shopping, beaches, and art galleries. The route also passes through the beautiful Royal National Park, finishing slightly inland at the town of Nowla.
The Grand Pacific Drive begins only one hour outside of Sydney. Conditions for the drive are good year-round. There are clearly marked signs directing the way throughout.