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Drives and road trips

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The Grand Pacific Drive

This 140-km coastal drive from south of Sydney winds past sparkling beaches and coastal towns, crossing the dramatic Sea Cliff Bridge on its way to Wollongong. Located between Coalcliff and Clifton, the bridge is a great spot to break your journey - go for a short walk across this spectacular piece of engineering to savour the ocean views.

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NSW road trips and scenic drives

The best scenic drives take you on road trips of sheer pleasure and discovery. In New South Wales, there are tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore at your own pace, spend time with the whole family on a new adventure or meet new friends in a holiday park.

The following itineraries will help you get started with tips on where to stay, what to see, where to eat and the best time of the year to travel. Some of the most popular NSW drives include the Greater Blue Mountains Drive, the Legendary Pacific Coast along the North Coast of NSW, the Grand Pacific Drive from Sydney to Wollongong and the spectacular Kosciuszko Alpine Way in the Snowy Mountains.

Other scenic drives are along the Waterfall Way on the northern tablelands of NSW, the Poacher's Way, a food and wine trail with gourmet offerings along the way and the historic Long Paddock drive that follows the old stock routes of Country NSW. The Darling River Run takes you on a great journey into Outback NSW, travelling from Walgett in north-western NSW to Wentworth on the Victorian border.  Before you travel, find out about current road conditions across New South Wales.

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