Grand Pacific Drive – Sydney to Melbourne

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Royal National Park – Sea Cliff Bridge – Austinmer – Wollongong – Kiama – Jervis Bay – Ulladulla – Batemans Bay – Merimbula – Eden – Mallacoota – Bairnsdale – 90 Mile Beach Marine National Park (near Seaspay, Paradise Beach, Golden Beach) – Wilsons Promontory National Park – Phillip Island – Melbourne

and much more along the way…

Stanwell Tops View, direction South.
Stanwell Tops View, direction South. Close to the horizon you might spot the Sea Cliff Bridge which is not far away from here.
Sea Cliff Bridge, NSW, Australia
Sea Cliff Bridge, NSW, Australia

The Grand Pacific Drive in New South Wales on your way from Sydney to Melbourne is a route which brings you to the most beautiful places along the coast of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria.

Parking and path to Sea Cliff Bridge overlook point
Parking and path to Sea Cliff Bridge overlook point
Parking and path to Sea Cliff Bridge overlook point
Parking and path to Sea Cliff Bridge overlook point
Beach - Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Beach – Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Shells Diner in Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Shells Diner in Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Fish and Chips at Shells Diner in Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Fish and Chips at Shells Diner in Austinmer, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Key locations in NSW:

Leaving Sydney and heading south on Princes Hwy to Royal National Park.

Either taking the road through the park or passing by continuing on the Princes Hwy.

Leave the highway and head to Stanwell Tops for great views and a little later you’ll reach Sea Cliff Bridge. There are parking spaces at the end of the bridge where you have fantastic views. Coming from north heading south, shortly before the southern end of the bridge (on the north lane of the street) there’s a maybe 2-car parking spot where a mini trail (path) leads to the top of the cliff where you would be able to look on Sea Cliff Bridge from the top. It is a very narrow, steep path and you need good shoes.


After Sea Cliff Bridge you are heading towards Austinmer and later Wollongong. In Austinmer make a stop at Shells Diner and have a sandwich or fish & chips.

Driving further south along the coast to Wollongong and Shellharbour.

READ MORE on our other pages:

Kiama (Lighthouse and Blowhole)
Jervis Bay: Huskisson, Hyams Beach, Booderee National Park and Shoalhaven
Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma,  Tilba – that’s Eurobodalla region
Merimbula, Eden and the Sapphire Coast

Key locations in Victoria:

Mallacoota – Bairnsdale – 90 Mile Beach Marine National Park (near Seaspay, Paradise Beach, Golden Beach) – Wilsons Promontory National Park, Phillip Island, Melbourne