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Shae Killey4 years ago

Cliff to coast sports car experience

Are you a car enthusiast? Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the entire Wollongong region in the comfort and style of a luxurious motor vehicle. Take a journey through the famous Grand Pacific Drive and cruise all the way to the Southern Highlands enjoying all the natural wonders that are hidden in between. Feel at one with the road as you discover the untouched back hills and other beautiful parts of Wollongong you didn't even know existed. So clear whatever you had planned off your schedule and tick the cliff to coast drive off your bucket list.

Wake up

Bad Influence Cafe

Organic menu options, Bad Influence Cafe - Helensburgh
Organic menu options, Bad Influence Cafe – Helensburgh

Before you even thinking about getting into the car, you’ll need to fuel up yourself. Bad Influences Cafe is located just a kilometre down the road from where you will be starting your journey. For breakfast, munch into a potato rosti with poached eggs and smoked salmon or choose from a range of other organic selections which will ensure you are well energised and have no stomach rumbles during your trip. For that extra speed boost, order one of their aromatic premium blended coffees or a famous Kombucha fermented tea which is jam-packed with all kinds of nutrients and probiotics. Start your day behind the wheel the right way at Bad Influences Cafe.
Where: 35 Walker St.Helensburgh NSW


Drive

Cliff to Coast Sports Car Drives 

Grand Pacific Drive, Cliff to Coast Sports Cars - Helensburgh
Grand Pacific Drive, Cliff to Coast Sports Cars – Helensburgh

If you’re a lover of luxurious sports cars but don’t have the money to pay for one yourself, this shouldn’t mean you have to miss out completely. Whether it’s been your dream to drive a Porsche your whole life or you want to treat your car loving partner to a day they won’t forget, come down to Helensburgh for the ultimate Porsche experience. Put on your best pair of driving gloves, roll your windows down and drive out the door where it’s nothing but you, your beloved Porsche and the coastal breeze flowing through your hair. Choose between a half day or full day tour, where you can drive from the southern end of Sydney all the way through iconic places such as Mt Kembla, Macquarie Pass, the Royal National Park, Seacliff Bridge and many more. Enjoy some magnificent sightseeing without a red light or traffic jam in sight.
Where: Unit 8/17 Cemetery Road Helensburgh NSW


Refuel

Red Nectar

Fine dining experience, Red Nectar - Helensburgh
Fine dining experience, Red Nectar – Helensburgh

After a day of exploration in your Porsche you’re sure to have worked up quite an appetite. Just like your trip earlier, this award-wining restaurant is home to elegant yet cosy surroundings, serving decadent contemporary cuisine made with local ingredients and plated in style. The menu is constantly transforming to keep up with seasonal changes in the Australian grown produce used throughout the restaurant; but be sure to order the chargrilled aged sirloin with lyonnaise potato, mushroom and red wine jus when you’re visiting next. There’s also a versatile range of Australian wine labels that will complement your fine dining experience to perfection. Don’t take a gamble, make a booking with Red Nectar today if you want a great dining experience guaranteed.
Where: 121 Parkes Street Helensburgh NSW


Pitstop

Mantra Wollongong

Beautifully architectured accommodation, Mantra - Wollongong
Beautifully architectured accommodation, Mantra – Wollongong

If you’re not a Wollongong local then you’re going to need a place to stay the night. Once you’ve had a taste of luxury, you won’t want it to stop at your accommodation. After a day of experiencing the raw beauty in Wollongong, get a taste of the city life and head to Mantra Wollongong, located in the heart of the CBD. This self-contained hotel is a stone throw away from the many restaurants, cafes, bars and beaches that make Wollongong such a great place to visit. There are a variety of different rooms on offer depending on your needs, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re going it alone or staying with family, there’s a place for you to rest at the Mantra Wollongong.
Where: 6-10 Gladstone Avenue Wollongong NSW


Have we missed your favourite Wollongong restaurant or cafe? Tell us where you plan to stop off during your cliff to coast drive.

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