Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Grand Pacific Drive - Easy Day Trip

by Lydia C. Lee (follow)
Outdoor (226)      Quick Review (232)      Explore (2)      Age All Ages (176)      South (1)      Daytrip (1)     
Address: Starting at Royal National Park and returning via Helensburgh



Grand Pacific Drive copyright Lydia C. Lee


At a Glance: A fun and easy day trip to see bush and beach, stunning views and great architecture. Low cost and can be broken up with many stops for little kids. Without stopping for swims, the whole trip can be done in 4 hours, though this can vary with extra stops along the way.



Grand Pacific Drive copyright Lydia C. Lee


Cost: $11 plus lunch or ice creams.
Kiosk or Cafe:Scarborough Hotel, 383 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Scarborough NSW 2515
Toilets:plenty along the way. (National Park Information Centre is the first set)
Age Suitability: All ages.
Parking: Yes



Grand Pacific Drive copyright Lydia C. Lee


Description:An hour and 15 minutes, driving through the National Park (you will need to pay the $11 park fees). You can either stop for a picnic or drive straight to the look out, depending on how the kids travel. There is an ice cream van in the look out carpark, so good behaviour can be rewarded, or point out the beach below as the lunch destination.
Follow the sign posts down to Stanwell Park for a picnic (or takeaway fish and chips) with a play on the sand or swim. Then head towards the bridge. Park and walk along the pedestrian path for stunning views. Then drive over the bridge and stop at the Scarbourgh Hotel for a drink or dessert in the stunning beer garden.
Head home via Helensburgh and explore the railway tunnels (and easy accessible one off Vera St, near the power station) and visit the Sri Venkateswara Temple on Temple Rd, Helensburgh.



Grand Pacific Drive copyright Lydia C. Lee



For more fun things to do with kids, visit Kid Fun website

#South
#Outdoor
#Explore
#Daytrip
#Age All Ages
#Quick Review
I like this Article - 7
large map
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Lydia C. Lee
Address: Hunter Valley Gardens At a Glance: Great fun with all the chilly winter activities, ...
3 likes
Address: Balaclava Road, North Ryde, Sydney New South Wales 2109 At a Glance: Fun and educati...
1 like
Address:Level 1, 37 Bligh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 At a Glance: Great fun for the whole family...
8 likes
Address: 1 Notting Lane, Cottage Point At a Glance: Even the surliest of teens will enjoy a ...
6 likes
Everyone knows it's great fun to visit the zoo - Every parent knows it's not always great fun to tak...
7 likes
Address: Pick ups from Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour (Aquarium) or Circular Quay
1 like
view all articles by Lydia C. Lee
Articles by Lydia C. Lee on Other Hubs
ID: 20555
[ Submit a Comment ]
Categories
Outdoor (226)
Indoor (111)
Featured on Other Hubs
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version