About This Trip
Driving on well-maintained roads is a pleasure. Even better are good roads that take you through impressive scenery, including World Heritage areas. NSW has both. You’ll discover enchanting rainforest and secluded beaches, seaside villages and country towns, mountains and valleys, and the vast outback.
Trip code: AU-NSW2NSD-GP
On-trip Transport by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS
Day 1: Sydney > Wollongong > Kiama (123km/2h)
Depart Sydney via Princes Highway, and take the Royal National Park exit (the second oldest national park in the world) to embark on the Grand Pacific Drive route. Arrive at Bald Hill Lookout for magnificent view of South Coast, and watch the hang-gliders or para-gliders in action. Head towards the 665 metres Sea Cliff Bridge – the highlight of Grand Pacific Drive. Stop here for photo taking opportunity, or enjoy a leisurely walk along the pedestrian walkway. Up next Wollongong Harbour. Guzzle local beer and savor delicious fish & chips at Wollongong’s Five Island Brewery. If you are brave, try Skydive the beach, NSW’s only beach skydive. • Veer from the coastline and head to Illawarra. Visit Illawarra Fly Tree Walk, an elevated steel canopy walk through the rainforest on Illawarra Escarpment. Continue south to Kiama. Visit the famous Kiama blowhole, and witness spectacular plume of water shooting up to 60m (weather permitting).
- Overnight: Sebel Harbourside
- Pick up your CAR - Ex Downtown (Surcharge airport AUD36)
- Admission - IllawarraFly Tree Top Walk
Day 2: Kiama > Jervis Bay > Southern Highlands (200km/3h)
Travel south towards Hyams Beach for its world’s whitest sand, and Jervis Bay for exciting ECO Extreme Cruise! Whales can be seen here between June-October. From Jervis Bay, turn inland and head west to explore the glorious Southern Highlands.
- Overnight: BW Grand Country Lodge, Mittagong
- Admission - Dolphin Watch ECO EXTREME Cruise, Jervis Bay
Day 3: Southern Highlands > Sydney (118km/1h30m)
Spend a pleasant day driving through the charming countryside, and checking out the quaint towns of Bowral and Berrima for antiques, homeware, arts & craft and delightful English Gardens.
- Drop up your CAR at Airport
- You’ll love the blue-hazed beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland.
- On the edge of Sydney Harbour, one of the world’s great natural harbours, the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was evaluated as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”
- Bondi Beach is an iconic stretch of fine sand and curling waves and one of the world’s most famous beach destinations. You’ll enjoy Bondi at any time of the year. The beach is flanked by sandstone headlands, which are popular for walking, golfing and whale watching.
- Discover Port Stephens’ wonderful beaches and resident wild dolphins. You’ll enjoy dolphin-watching cruises and parasailing on the sparkling blue waters. There are 26 sandy beaches, some sheltered in bays that are perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The towering Stockton sand dunes are great for quad-biking and horseriding.
Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?
- Ipoh on York (Malaysian)
Shop 2, Lower Ground, 89 York Street, Sydney
- Fungky Pies
2/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach
- Sadhana Kitchen
147 Enmore Road, Enmore
- Neptune Palace Restaurant (Singaporean & Malaysian)
Gateway Building, Level 1, Pitt Street entrance, Corner of Pitt and Alfred Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney
- Zaaffran (Indian)
Level 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre, 10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
- Sydney Fish Market
Bank Street, Locked Bag 247, Pyrmont
- Mamak (Malaysian)
15 Goulburn St, Sydney
It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?
- King Faisal Mosque
177 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia