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Coastlines and Countryside: The Ultimate Winter Road Trip from Sydney 

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 23 April 2024

Winter is a great time to plan an exciting road trip adventure from Sydney. With fewer tourists about and cooler temperatures, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit some of New South Wales most beautiful destinations, only a stones throw from the city.  

If you’re looking for your next road trip adventure from Sydney, we recommend Sydney – Jervis Bay via Wollongong and Kiama for an unforgettable trip! We’ve got all the details you’ll need to plan an amazing trip including must-see sites, the best pit stops and travel times. Check it out! 

Sydney to Jervis Bay Winter Road Trip Adventure

Sydney to Wollongong – approx 1.5 hours 

winter road trip to wollongong
Tourism Australia

Hitting the road from Sydney, the first stop on this fantastic winter road trip is the South Coast city of Wollongong. Wollongong is a vibrant, fun and stunning beachside city south of Sydney. The city features beautiful golden beaches and and endless supply of fun activities such as skydiving, scuba diving, surfing, a Planetarium, rainforest walking trails and more.  

For those seeking a more chilled out adventure, the city also offers stunning botantic gardens, relaxed cafes and restaurants and many art galleries and museums.  

If you fancy extending your stop in Wollongong overnight, check out Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort or Corrimal Beach Tourist Park. 

Wollongong to Kiama – approx 0.5-0.75 hours 

winter road trip new south wales kiama
Tourism Australia

A short, but worthwhile stop on this great winter road is the beautiful seaside town of Kiama. Kiama is best known for its beaches, blowholes, volcanic rock formations and scenic coastal walks. The town is great spot to stop for a bite to eat, a seaside stroll, or a delightful dose of history and culture.

A special treat to plan your winter road trip around includes their Winter Wine Festival, taking place June 8th to June 9th or their Seaside markets, taking place on every third Sunday of the month.

Kiama to Jervis Bay – approx 1-1.25 hours 

Tourism Australia

The final stretch of this fantastic winter road trip takes us to the stunning Jervis Bay. Famous for its white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and diverse wildlife, this is a must-see destination in NSW. Jervis Bay offers an abundance of exciting activities including dolphin-watching cruises, national park exploration, snokelling and water sports and stunning cliff-top lookouts.  

Some highlights of the region include Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Marine Park and Cape St George Lighthouse. Another gem of Jervis Bay is the food and drink scene. Jervis Bay offers plenty of fresh locally produced food and unique dining experiences including safari style dining and rustic wineries.  

We hope you enjoy this great winter road trip along New South Wales southern coast. Filled with rich culture, great seafood, pristine beaches and countless fun activities, this is sure to be an adventure you won’t forget. To plan your trip and book accommodation along the way, check out these great NSW holiday parks!  

For more Road Trip inspiration, check out our website.

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