In no particular order, here are some of my favourite places to drive in and around Sydney.

3: The Royal National Park

Round trip time: approx. 3 hours from Sydney CBD

Road Surface: good. Tarmac recently resurfaced in parts.

Road types: suburban, Highway, country roads

Skill Level: intermediate



This is a beautiful drive for a lazy afternoon, or weekend away.

Head down the Eastern Distributor, General Holmes Dr, and on through Sans Souci. Make sure you stay in the right hand lanes as you pass under the runway at Sydney Airport, otherwise you’ll find yourself in the dread M5 East tunnel.

Follow the signs to Wollongong.

You wind your way through southern suburbs with traffic being a challenge at times. Take a deep breath, the rain forest awaits.