For just a 1 hour drive from Sydney, you can witness some of the most exceptional sights in southern Australia. As you drive to Wollongong, the Sea Clif Bridge and Grand Pacific Drive make up a spectacular scenery. Beforehand, youll be greeted by rainforest backgrounds and small, bucolic villages. After a good nights rest, the best breakfast is on the beachside, at the stylish Diggies Caf./The Gong is also home to one of the most spiritually charged place in Australia, the Nan Tien Temple, which is also the biggest Buddhist shrine in the Southern hemisphere. The secluded Wollongong Head Lighthouse seems to be the very definition of solitude and peace, whereas the Wattamolla beach is a great setting if you want a picturesque location with a clear ocean.