If you and the family are itching for adventure, the Grand Pacific Drive is the ideal action-packed getaway to keep everyone entertained. The Grand Pacific Drive is an iconic scenic drive starting in the Royal National Park, across the Sea Cliff Bridge and through Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and the Shoalhaven. You can wrap around back to Sydney via the Southern Highlands, or continue to the Victorian border through the stunning regions of Eurobodalla and the Sapphire Coast. The drive is best enjoyed in an RV or motorhome, giving you the freedom to make as many stops as you please and set up camp in one of the many caravan holiday parks along the way!
Be sure to take a camera to capture some unforgettable memories and views from the Bald Hill Lookout, and keep a keen eye out for manta rays, water birds, and exotic sea life as you look deep into the crystal clear waters.
Feeling daring? Take a stop at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, Australia’s highest zipline tour, and treetop walk experience! If you’d prefer to trade the sky for the water, give stand up paddleboarding a try in Shellharbour with private and group sessions available, and glide along Lake Illawarra and Minnamurra River.
After a big day of sunshine and adventure, head into Kiama, the name being derived from the Aboriginal word “Kiarama” meaning “place where the sea makes a noise”. Check out the famous blowhole where the sea’s noises come from, and it’s cousin The Little Blowhole while eating lunch from a seaside village.
All images sourced from Destination NSW.