Sydney Train Walks

From Wollongong via Illawarra 7h / 28km to Coalcliff

About this walk

This walk follows part of the Grand Pacific Drive.

It takes about 7 hours to complete the full 28 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops. A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.

Getting there and back

Get the train to Wollongong using Get the train to Coalcliff using

Along the way

Detailed guides like this will be rolled out in increments as they are completed.

What to bring

  • Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
  • Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
  • Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
  • Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
  • Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
  • Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
  • Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.