There is so much to explore in NSW from beautiful beaches, majestic mountain ranges, spectacular coastlines, and endless outback plains so why not take a road trip and explore.
To get you started, here are the top 5 popular NSW drives:
• The Greater Blue Mountains Drive
• The Legendary Pacific Coast
• The Grand Pacific Drive
• Kosciuszko Alpine Way
• Waterfall Way
The Greater Blue Mountains Drive
The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is over 1200 klms and includes 18 discovery trails that branch off the main route, each one taking you on a unique adventure. The drive encompasses several national parks and conservation areas that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area that stretches from the Upper Hunter, to Mudgee, Goulburn, the Southern Highlands and the Hawkesbury.
For more information visit www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au
The Legendary Pacific Coast
This 940klm scenic drive takes you from Sydney to Brisbane, along the Pacific Ocean coastline where you will see striking scenery of sweeping beaches, national parks and hills of the hinterland. Recommended stops along the way include the Central Coast, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Ballina and Byron Bay.
For more information visit www.pacificcoast.com.au
The Grand Pacific Drive
This 140km coastal drive from south of Sydney to Wollongong, winds past sparkling beaches and coastal towns with a highlight being crossing the dramatic Sea Cliff Bridge. The drive takes you through the windy roads of the Royal National Park, Stanwell Tops and Bald Hill Lookout where you can watch hang gliders descend to the beach below and seaside villages of Shellharbour and Kiama.
Continue exploring the Southern Highlands, the New South Wales South Coast and Canberra before returning to Sydney, or continuing to Melbourne.
For more information visit www.grandpacificdrive.com.au
Kosciuszko Alpine Way
The 441klm drive travels from Canberra, through the Snowy Mountains high country and the Kosciuszko National Park, to the Murray River. The majority of this drive is through Kosciuszko National Park linking Jindabyne in the southern region of the park to Khancoban located on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers.
For more information visit www.alpineway.snowymountains.com.au
The Waterfall Way is a scenic drive from Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast through the beautiful tablelands of the New England region. The 191 km touring route winds inland from the Pacific Highway, through Bellingen, up to Dorrigo and further to Armidale. Follow the Waterfall Way to several spectacular national parks including Dorrigo, New England, Oxley and Cathedral Rock. In Dorrigo National Park you’ll find many of the drive’s best waterfalls – Ebor Falls, Mihi Falls and Dangar Falls.
For more information visit http://www.visitnsw.com/things-to-do/drives-and-road-trips/waterfall-way