10 Places to Visit on your Road Trip on the South Coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia

10 Places to Visit on your Road Trip on the South Coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia

I recently did a road trip with my friend Sofia Max (@i_play_sofiamax) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. We had spent 5 days driving through the Central and the North Coast of NSW stopping over at Blue Mountains, Mudgee, Quirindi and Charlestown. After taking…

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5 Places to Visit on your Road Trip in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Central & North Coast

5 Places to Visit on your Road Trip in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Central & North Coast

I recently did a road trip in New South Wales, Australia, with another friend covering Blue Mountains, Capertee, Mudgee, Quirindi and Charlestown (Redhead Beach) in the Central and North Coast of NSW, and then Kiama, Wollongong, Jervis Bay, Macquarie Pass, Southern Highlands, Saddleback Mountain and Jamberoo Valley on the South Coast of NSW…

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5 things to do in Fitzroy Falls & our stay at Twin Falls Bush Cottages, Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

5 things to do in Fitzroy Falls & our stay at Twin Falls Bush Cottages, Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

It was almost 10:00 p.m. when my friend and I arrived in Fitzroy Falls. We were booked at the Twin Falls Bush Cottages that offer homely cedar cottages set on 50 acres of magnificent bushland backing onto the Morton National Park. The same day we had driven from Jervis Bay…

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Jamberoo Valley & Saddleback Mountain Lookout, New South Wales, Australia

Jamberoo Valley & Saddleback Mountain Lookout, New South Wales, Australia

Jamberoo Valley is full of nature reserves and national parks and has a quiet, little village called Jamberoo located in the valley. The village is about 11 km inland from Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales. The Saddleback Mountain Lookout is located close to Jamberoo. 

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Jump Rock Falls, Macquarie Pass National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Jump Rock Falls, Macquarie Pass National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Jump Rock Falls and swimming hole are located at the bottom of Macquarie Pass. If you are coming from Albion Park, they will be on the left hand side. There is also a small car park from where the trail starts. I came here with Wollongong based landscape photographer Brad Chilby (http://chilby.com.au)…

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Sea Cliff Bridge, Coalcliff, New South Wales, Australia

Sea Cliff Bridge, Coalcliff, New South Wales, Australia

The Sea Cliff Bridge is located just south of Sydney in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It forms a part of the Grand Pacific Drive that runs 138 kms from the Royal National Park at Loftus in South Sydney to Nowra on the South Coast. It links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton.

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Wombarra Ocean (Rock) Pool, Wombarra, New South Wales, Australia

Wombarra Ocean (Rock) Pool, Wombarra, New South Wales, Australia

Ocean pools or rock pools  are an important feature of the Australian coastline particularly in New South Wales. They are public seawater pools built on a rocky surf coast, so that waves can wash into the pool. They are perfect for those who want to swim in the salty ocean water…

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Towradgi Ocean (Rock) Pool, New South Wales, Australia

Towradgi Ocean (Rock) Pool, New South Wales, Australia

After taking pictures and hanging out at the Bombo Quarry, Lake Illawara and the Wollongong Harbour Old Lighthouse, we made our final stop for the day at the Towradgi Ocean/Rock Pool. I was with a Wollongong based landscape photographer Brad Chilby…

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Wollongong Harbour Old Lighthouse, New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong Harbour Old Lighthouse, New South Wales, Australia

The Wollongong Harbour Lighthouse or the Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse, also known by the locals as the Old Wollongong Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse situated on the southern breakwater of the heritage-listed Wollongong Harbour in Wollongong, a coastal city…

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Lake Illawara & Primbee Jetty, New South Wales, Australia

Lake Illawara & Primbee Jetty, New South Wales, Australia

Located 100 kms south of Sydney, south of the city of Wollongong, north of the city of Shellharbour, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of Dapto, Lake Illawara is a large coastal lagoon popular for recreational fishing, prawning and sailing. The Primbee Jetty…

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Bombo Quarry & Headland, Kiama: Things to do in NSW South Coast, Australia

Bombo Quarry & Headland, Kiama: Things to do in NSW South Coast, Australia

Bombo Quarry is a headland made of unusual basalt columns and walls caused by metal quarrying in the area in the 1880s and 1900s. It is a driving distance of about 2 hours from Sydney and is located close to Kiama. It is a popular place to shoot among local as well as international landscape photographers. North of the quarry are the Cathedral Rocks, Minnamurra Headland and Jones' Beach…

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Camping at Jervis Bay Cabins & Hidden Creek Caravan Park, kangaroos & Hyams Beach

Camping at Jervis Bay Cabins & Hidden Creek Caravan Park, kangaroos & Hyams Beach

Jervis Bay is a 102-square-kilometre (39 sq mi) oceanic bay and village on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is said to possess the whitest sand in the world. I was doing a road trip with another friend in New South Wales (NSW). We had…

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Red Head Beach, Sand Dunes & the Lindt factory outlet, New South Wales, Australia

Red Head Beach, Sand Dunes & the Lindt factory outlet, New South Wales, Australia

Redhead is a coastal suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales. It is famous for the Redhead Beach with stunning cliffs and sand dunes. The beach stretches for about 11 kms and is backed by sand dunes. It can easily be accessed from the towns of Charlestown and Newcastle. 

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Mudgee to Quirindi & wilted sunflowers, road trip New South Wales, Australia

Mudgee to Quirindi & wilted sunflowers, road trip New South Wales, Australia

Mudgee to Quirindi is a distance of 220 kms that can be covered in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. My friend and I were on a road trip in New South Wales, Australia. We were driving from Sydney and had spent our fist night in Blue Mountains. The next day we drove  through the Capertee Valley to Mudgee, where…

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Road Trip New South Wales: Sydney to Blue Mountains & things to do

Road Trip New South Wales: Sydney to Blue Mountains & things to do

I drove to Blue Mountains with my Swedish friend Sofia Max (@i_play_sofiamax) who has been living in Sydney for a few years now. We were doing a road trip of New South Wales and Blue Mountains was our first stop. We had rented a compact SUV from AVIS car rental…

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