The Grand Pacific Drive – Map and Attractions

Starting in the Royal National Park south of Sydney, the Grand Pacific Drive crosses the Sea Cliff Bridge and continues through Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and Shoalhaven with a length of around 140 kilometres. The views are truly spectacular and it is renowned as one of Australia’s most scenic drives featuring the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge.

photo Mudassir Ali

It can be done as a day trip, a weekender, or over several days stopping over in the quaint seaside communities. You can also extend the route exploring further south into Jervis Bay and beyond, or, head inland to Kangaroo Valley and the Fitzroy Falls.



Hotspots and Attractions along the Grand Pacific Drive


Royal National Park

You can drive straight through the National Park which is scenic in itself or choose to make some detours to highlights such as

  • Wedding Cake Rock
  • Wattamolla Beach and Falls
  • Garie Beach
  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Werrong Lookout


royal national park Lookout photo
Otford lookout Photo by jiulong



  • Otford Lookout


Stanwell Tops photo
Photo by Pascal Vuylsteker


Stanwell Tops

  • Bald Hill Lookout
  • Stanwell Park Beach
  • Kellys Falls
  • Sri Venkateswara Temple
  • Symbio Wildlife Park
  • Otford Railway Tunnel


Coalcliff Beach photo
Coalcliff Photo by russellstreet


  • Coalcliff Beach and Rock Pools


Wollongong lighthouse photo
Wollongong Photo by russellstreet



  • Wollongong city centre
  • Illawarra Park
  • Illawarra Grevillea Park
  • Wollongong Botanic Garden
  • Mount Keira
  • Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse
  • Nan Tien Temple
  • The Australian Motorlife Museum
  • Lake Illawarra
  • Breakwater Battery Museum Port Kembla
  • Hill 60 Lookout and Illowra Battery Gun 2 Emplacement
  • Beaches: Scarborough Beach, Wombarra beach and rock pools, Coledale Beach, Sharkies Beach, Austinmer beach and ocean pools, Thirroul Beach, McCauley’s Beach, Sandon Point Beach, Bulli Beach, Woonona Beach, Bellambi Beach, Corrimal Beach, Towradgi Beach, Fairy Meadow Beach, Wollongong North Beach, Windang Beach, Perkins Beach, Port Kembla Beach, Fishermans Beach


shellharbour beach photo
Killalea State Park Photo by taffynorm



  • Shellharbour Village
  • Bass Point Indigenous Cultural Walk
  • Bushrangers Bay
  • Minnamurra Lookout
  • HARS Aviation Museum
  • Beaches: Warilla Beach, Shellharbour North Beach, Shellharbour South Beach, Red Sands beach, Killalea Beach, Minnamurra Beach


Saddleback Mountain lookout photo
Saddleback Mountain Lookout Photo by andrewharvey4



  • Jones Beach, The Boneyard Beach, Bombo Beach, Black Beach, Kiama Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach, Easts Beach
  • Cathedral Rocks
  • Bombo Headland
  • Kiama Rock Pool
  • Kiama Blowhole, Kiama Lighthouse and Pilots Cottage Museum
  • Billys Lookout
  • Saddleback Mountain lookout
  • Jamberoo Action Park


Gerringong photo
Photo by sbittinger


Gerringong and Werri

  • Werri Beach
  • Gerringong Whale Watching Platform


seven mile beach nsw photo
Seven Mile Beach Photo by aidan casey



  • Walkers Beach
  • Shelly Beach
  • Seven Mile Beach and National Park



coolangatta estate nsw photo
Photo by denisbin


Shoalhaven Heads

  • Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden
  • Coolangatta Estate


nowra photo
Hanging Rock Photo by Anna’s Photos



  • Shoalhaven Zoo And Adventure World
  • Hanging Rock Lookout