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Grand Pacific Drive - Sea Cliff Bridge - Credit: Dee_Kramer_Photography

Grand Pacific Drive & Other Touring

Tourist Drive 9

Heading west and taking in some of the best views and attractions in the region, this drive takes around two hours starting in Kiama and winding its way through to the Southern Highlands via Jamberoo Mountain Road to Robertson. Stops can be made along the way at Jamberoo township, Minnamurra Rainforest & Waterfall, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures and Carrington Falls. Continue on to the town of Robertson where they are famous for potatoes and pies, enjoy cheese, coffee and antiques while you are there. Then either return the way you came or back down via Macquarie Pass and through Albion Park.

Grand Pacific Drive - Credit: Dee_Kramer_Photography


The Grand Pacific Drive encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery and coastline in New South Wales and Australia. Starting south of Sydney at the entrance to the Royal National Park, the 140km drive takes you through coastal rainforests, quaint seaside villages and traverses the iconic 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge (pictured). Grand Pacific Drive then makes its way south into the bustling city of Wollongong and through to the beautiful coastal towns of Shellharbour and Kiama, passing rolling hills, wineries and dairy farms on its way to the Shoalhaven. To experience the Sea Cliff Bridge from Kiama, follow the Grand Pacific Drive north, allowing approx 1 hour driving time (one way).

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Kiama Saddleback Mountain Lookout


This quick drive is a simple one to “get your bearings”. From the Kiama Visitor Information Centre, follow Manning Street approx 2km up to the service station. Turn right at the roundabout and then vear right onto Saddleback Mountain Road (next to Kiama High School).

From here it’s approx 1.5km to a junction (turn left) and a further 4km up to the lookout, with impressive views across Kiama, Gerringong and Jamberoo as you climb and from the top (ample parking available). The final 500m is the steepest – take care in wet or icy conditions.

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