Welcome to the Grand Pacific Drive

One drive. One Ocean. Endless Experiences

Road trippin is restricted right now, however we welcome you to explore the Grand Pacific Drive virtually until you hit the road again soon.

Grand Pacific Drive is a 140 kilometre scenic coastal drive taking you through lush rainforests starting in the Royal National Park, over the Sea Cliff Bridge and through the coastal townships of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven.

There are endless experiences to be enjoyed along your way, from adrenaline-pumping adventure activities to delicious food and wine, family discoveries, natural wonders and too many beaches to count!

You can choose to make your way back to Sydney via the charming Southern Highlands or continue heading south to the Victorian border through the picturesque regions of Eurobodalla and Sapphire Coast.

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Featured Experiences

Wollongong

Skydive Australia

With 12 premium drop zones Australia wide, and a skydiving crew that takes professionalism to new heights with their unforgettable skydiving adventures.
Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, and then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up spectacular views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches.

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Kiama

Kiama Coastal Walk

Ocean views, spectacular rock formations, unspoilt beaches. The Kiama Coast Walk has three sections, made up of a series of shorter walks/cycling paths from the mouth of the Minnamurra River south through Kiama to Gerringong’s Werri Beach. Offering a mix of sealed paths, grassed tracks and beach walking, the hills are gentle enough for most fitness levels. An unbroken ribbon of exploration stretching approximately 20 kilometres.

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Kiama

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Officially the highest zipline in Australia, the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure in the magnificent Illawarra Rainforest. Participants will soar through the trees and learn about our growing and vibrant forest, whilst capturing unparalleled views of everything from the forest floor, into the canopy and a glimpse into the Pacific Ocean. The tour is guided by trained and experienced Zipline Tour Guides who control all departures and arrivals.

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Shoalhaven

Coolangatta Estate

Alive with history, the original convict-built village is surrounded by sprawling vineyards and landscaped grounds. Coolangatta Estate is a fully integrated wine/tourism destination providing modern heritage accommodation, restaurant complex, wedding venue, wine cellar/tastings and recreational facilities. Situated on the foothills of Mt. Coolangatta and located only 2 hours south of Sydney on the popular South Coast of NSW, it is truly the ideal destination to wine, dine and stay.

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Eurobodalla

Tilba Real Dairy – ABC Cheese Factory

Tilba Real Dairy is a 100% Australian family owned and run business with a passion for creating products of the highest quality using the best ingredients available. Proud owners Nic and Erica Dibden operate a diary farm in the picturesque Tilba Tilba Valley milking beautiful Jersey cows, which produce the creamiest milk, yoghurt, cheese and milkshakes that will blow your mind!

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Sapphire Coast

Tathra Beach and Bike

We’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful areas you’ll ever see and we’re all about getting you out there to experience it! Epic mountain bike rides at Tathra’s 55km’s of trails? Cruising up the hills like never before e-bike? Maybe catching waves or cruising the river by SUP?

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Sapphire Coast

Broadwater Oyster Shucking School

Let our team take you on a gastronomic adventure. Here about all things oysters, oyster farming and Broadwater Oysters; try your hand a shucking oysters and afterwards enjoy our Taste Plate of Oysters Salmon Gravlax, Smoked Mussels, Tilba Cheese, organic olives and a cool beverage.

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The one and only #BermaguiBluePool on the @sapphirecoastnsw, a must-swim location if ever there was one. 

This natural rockpool is a local favourite for swimming and snorkelling, located less than 5 minutes from #Bermagui village. In the spring months, enjoy a front row seat to the Humpback Highway, with thousands of whales travelling past on their way to Antarctica. 

📸: @davey_rogers

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There’s really no better feeling than hitting the road-especially when it’s along the #GrandPacificDrive 🚗

With restrictions easing, the #GrandPacificDrive is the ultimate coastal #roadtrip. And the best part, it starts only a short drive from Sydney in the stunning #RoyalNationalPark (pictured). 

Add this one to your bucket list if you’re keen to discover the @visitnsw #SouthCoast this summer!

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@visitwollongong is just 80km south of #Sydney along the #GrandPacificDrive. 

With an escape-worthy collection of world class beaches, playful adventures, arts and iconic attractions, it’s the ultimate coastal destination 🙌🏄‍♂️

And don’t forget about the city’s bustling small bar & foodie scene-your tastebuds can thank you for it later! 

📸: @itsdavesdrone

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How’s the serenity?

Wander through the rainforest and towering eucalypts trees on your way to the #CascadesWaterfall located at the base of Macquarie Pass National Park in @visitshellharbour. 

The rainforest is home to lyrebirds, platypus and goannas so take your time to spot the wildlife. 

Bring binoculars for birdwatching and take a good look into the canopy for surprises. Then, finish up with a relaxing lunch at Cascades picnic area after you’ve all had enough walking for the day. 

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Montague Island in @eurobodalla is fascinating and certainly one for the those who love the outdoors! 
 
A sanctuary to seabirds, seals and whales, and rich in history, it truly is an unforgettable experience. Snorkel with seals, spot wildlife, surround yourself with stories and learn about the significance of Baranguba on a guided NPWS tour. 

Or for something really special, indulge in a weekend stay in the historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage 🙌

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When you think of natural beauty, you can’t go past the breathtaking #RoyalNationalPark 😍

Marking the official start of the #GrandPacificDrive, it’s certainly one for your future travel wish list (when it is safe to do so!). 

Whether you enjoy swimming, surfing or hiking, there are endless activities to take advantage of the stunning coastline. A few spots not to miss include, #Wattamolla, #Garie or #TheCoastTrack-for those who enjoy a challenge! 🏄‍♂️🌿

📸: @eranga.ruchira

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The @visitwollongong coastline is like no other! Whether you’re keen on a dip or like to enjoy a few laps, Wollongong’s nine coastal rockpools are ideal as the weather warms up! 

Of course, if you prefer the waves and ocean, there are many beaches from #StanwellPark in the north to #Windang in the south. Perfect for a walk, swim or surf! 🌊🏄‍♂️

Add to your ‘saved posts’ for when restrictions are eased and travel is again welcomed. 

📸: @nanja__ 

#GrandPacificDrive #selfdrive
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Nature lovers will find the perfect blend of bush, surf and sand at the pristine #KillaleaReserve in @visitshellharbour. 

A surfers paradise with waves that are prefect for beginners through to advanced surfers 🏄‍♂️ A walk around the lagoon will have you immersed in the bird life, while the walk to #MinnamurraBeach also known as Mystics, will have you feeling a million miles away! 

It’s the perfect addition to your future travel ‘wishlist’ for when travel is welcomed again! 🚗

#GrandPacificDrive #SelfDrive
#visitshellharbour #shellharbour #killaleareserve #loveshellharbour #visitnsw #surfing #southcoast #newsouthwales #LoveNSW #SeeAustralia #NSW #killaleareserve