Royal National ParkSapphire CoastEurobodallaShoalhavenKiamaShellharbourWollongongSouthern Highlands
1Bald Hill Lookout & Sea Cliff Bridge
2Skydive Australia
3Wollongong's Blue Mile
4Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
5Shellharbour Village
6Kiama Township
7The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
8Jervis Bay
9Centennial Vineyard

A two-day stay is more than twice as much fun with these extra attractions on the Grand Pacific Drive. 

There are so many interesting places to stay, from luxury hotels to glamping, classic caravan parks with camping or cabins, B & Bs in the countryside or by the water or stately heritage houses. 

You'll discover places to unwind like small bars and cafes and restaurants where you can eat local and enjoy the seafood and produce of the South Coast. 

Add this road trip to my trip planner
0.0KM / 0 HR 0 mins
get directions


1st stop:

Bald Hill Lookout & Sea Cliff Bridge

Bald Hill Lookout is one of the key highlights along the Grand Pacific Drive, it’s also a world renowned hang gliding location where you’ll see adventure seekers running over the edge of the cliff for that ultimate rush. 

The Lookout takes your eyes on a tour of about 20 kilometres, from the perfect coastal village of Stanwell Park, to the engineering artistry of the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. Shaped like a snake, the Bridge majestically sweeps over the waters of the Pacific! To drive it is exhilarating, but take the Bridgewalk and you’ll see deep into the aqua waters clear to the bottom, looking down on sea life like massive manta rays, every kind of water bird, jagged rock platforms and pools like mirrors to the sky.

Take me there
Continue on to Skydive Australia


2nd stop:

Skydive Australia

The only beach skydive in the Sydney region, and what an experience! 

You'll freefall above ocean and sand, making memories for a lifetime. You'll jump from Australia's highest altitude of up to 14,000 feet, directly over North Wollongong beach and land right on the sand or the coastal strip beside. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, and then float for 5-7 minutes soaking up spectacular views. 

Skydive Australia is one of the most popular activities along the drive and there are many available times to make it easy for you. And they even do free return transfers!

Take me there
Continue on to Wollongong's Blue Mile


3rd stop:

Wollongong's Blue Mile

It's been called one of the most beautiful miles on the coast anywhere and it's a showcase of the new Wollongong. Offering several fantastic beaches including trendy North Beach, spectacular picnic grounds and parklands, world class waterfront restaurants and bars, classic architecture, reminders of Australia's history…and of course two lighthouses on a headland and harbour that are great to explore. 

Diggies is the perfect location to enjoy breakfast or that morning coffee on the beach. Or dine at Levelone or Northbeach Pavilion for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Walk it. Bike it. You can even skydive in!

Take me there
Continue on to Novotel Wollongong Northbeach


4th stop:

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Is there a better located hotel anywhere? 

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is right on our stylish Northbeach with nearby restaurants and cafes. This Wollongong classic has views and sunrises to die for. It is right opposite vibey patrolled North Beach with a range of beachfront dining. The 'Blue Mile', lighthouses and harbour are just nearby. The views from you room are stunning and the hotel features a la carte and buffet dining, the Lobby Bar and the popular PEPE's beachfront bar. The free city bus stops right outside.

Search Booking.comto find your perfect Wollongong accommodation at the best possible price. 

Take me there
Continue on to Shellharbour Village


5th stop:

Shellharbour Village

Shellharbour Village is a vibrant oceanfront strip filled with cafes, restaurants and shops with real distinctiveness and interest. There's a range of specialty boutique shops, a range of health, well-being and beauty services which compliment its relaxed seaside atmosphere.

Beside the Pacific is Little Park with its great views, children's playground, pool and harbourside markets on the fourth Sunday monthly. The waterfront offers opportunities for easy walks while you explore rock shelfs and pools.

There is also a variety of accommodation in the Village that includes quaint B&B's, motels, holiday houses and units and an ocean front tourist park with beach cottages, cabins and camping-there's something for everyone.

Take a deep breath for the wonderful sea air and old time atmosphere that is Shellharbour Village.

And don't forget to enjoy a swim or surf at Killalea State Park, known as 'The Farm'. It's a surfing reserve with over 260 hectares of pristine coastal reserve with spectacular coast and littoral rainforest walking trails. 

Take me there
Continue on to Kiama Township


6th stop:

Kiama Township

Kiama is a classic seaside town known for its pristine beaches, green rolling hills and relaxed lifestyle. Take in the area's stunning coastline along the Kiama Coast Walk and visit the Kiama Blowhole and Lighthouse.

The blowhole is what’s given Kiama a special place in the heart of travellers. With the right sea conditions it can shoot water up to 25 metres in the air or about as high as a five level building. In addition to the Blowhole and its surrounds, there's the maritime atmosphere of the harbour and lighthouse and massive views along the coast including Bombo and its Cathedral Rocks.

With some of the most pristine beaches in the area, you'll be spoilt for choice in Kiama. Easts, Seven Mile, Kendalls or Werri Beach all provide that idyllic location for a refreshing dip to start or finish your busy day.

Kiama Township is home to cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars and boutique shops making it the ideal destination along your Grand Pacific Drive adventure.

There are plenty of accommodation options to suit every traveller, ranging from camping and cabins on the beach to motels, B&B’s and international hotels.

Take me there
Continue on to The Sebel Harbourside Kiama


7th stop:

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama allows you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this stunning seaside town.

It overlooks the famous harbour with its fisheries and maritime activity, a short walk onto Blowhole Point to Kiama's most famous attraction along with its lighthouse and awesome coastal views. The historic terrace shops and main street are also easily accessible. 

The Sebel offers a range of deluxe accommodation, gym and bike hire as well as several dining and entertainment options.

To browse some of the available Kiama accommodations visit

Take me there
Continue on to Jervis Bay


8th stop:

Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife such as dolphins, seals, sea birds, fairy penguins and migrating whales. It's also famous for its diving and exceptionally clear aqua water. The area is also rich in Aboriginal heritage and boasts a range of native plants and animals, forests, bays and beaches, all of which make the area a popular attraction for swimming, bushwalking and birdwatching. 

Jervis Bay Wild is the way to access all this with experts. They operate year-round dolphin tours, whale watching (May to mid-Nov), Summer Eco-Tours, Seal Colony Tours, Boom Netting, Twilight Tours, Kayak Tours and many more. Private tours can be arranged for groups.

Take me there
Continue on to Centennial Vineyard

Southern Highlands

9th stop:

Centennial Vineyard

With over 10 varieties of red and white wine, what’s not to love about Centennial Vineyards and Restaurant?!

Located just minutes from Bowral, Centennial Vineyards is an award-winning premium cool climate vineyard. Centennial’s vines are planted over 80 acres consisting of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdalho, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon. There’s literally someone for everyone!  

When you’re there, enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant or try a range of local produce in the Cellar Door.

Take me there
Add this road trip to my trip planner
#grandpacificdrive Follow on instagram

Error connecting to Instagram feed.