Sea Cliff Bridge, Coalcliff

4.6
The Sea Cliff Bridge is a balanced cantilever bridge located in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The $52 million bridge links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton. Featuring two lanes of traffic, a cycleway and a walkway, the Sea Cliff Bridge boasts spectacular views and is a feature of the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive.HistoryThe Sea Cliff Bridge replaced a section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive that was permanently closed in August 2003 due to regular rock falls. A public outcry emerged over the road closure as Lawrence Hargrave Drive is the only road directly linking Coalcliff, Stanwell Park, Otford and Helensburgh to the northern suburbs of Wollongong. The bridge was officially opened by NSW Premier Morris Iemma at a 'ribbon cutting' ceremony on 11 December 2005, and has met with great public approval and increased business for the area's tourism industry.The Sea Cliff Bridge was named by 11-year-old schoolgirl Makenzie Russell (St. Brigids) following a naming competition opened to local primary school students.It is a popular location for Love padlocks.The Sea Cliff Bridge is one of only seven off-shore parallel to coast bridges in the world.
It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sea Cliff Bridge and many more Coalcliff attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Coalcliff trip itinerary builder website .
Source
Create an itinerary including Sea Cliff Bridge
map
Places to stay near Sea Cliff Bridge
Sea Cliff Bridge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
151 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Best part of this Bridge is you can park your car aside and take a tour of bridge, but be aware of limited parking slots.  more »
  • A must do if you are visiting Wollongong! Start at Bald Hill Lookout, although cloudy, still spectacular views of the coastline. Then park at the beginning of Sea Cliff Bridge and get out and walk acr...  more »
  • We parked on the south side of the bridge and walked halfway along the bridge, quite windy. Great views from the bridge.  more »
Google
  • This bridge is possibly the best bridge I’ve visited. Going by car is great but walking the bridge is even better. The walk is far but it’s definitely worth it. Bring along a drone to fly over the bridge for views. When we went, we also visited coalcliff rock pools which was great. If you are going there, bring slippers and shoes and a swimming costume. The bad thing about sea cliff bridge is the fact that the footpath is only on the outside instead of both sides. I definitely recommend visiting this bridge.
  • Absolutely love this place. Just an hour's drive from the heart of Sydney. Take a walk alongside the bridge over a nice wide walking track, have a nice evening coffee at any of the cafes around in the 3 km radius.. and if I can spot then have a little client and see the Sea Cliff Bridge from Up Above (only for experienced explorers :-) )
  • Superb photography views at the right time of the day. Go early or late for the best light. Parking is atricious during the day. The bridge which hugs the cliffs on one side and rock platforms plus sunrise on the other. It is a superb short walk location but exposed to the elements.
  • Very impressive bridge with ocean and cliff views. Wide and safe walking path along the bridge on the ocean side. If you are adventurous enough there is a path up the cliff along the railroad. Parking might be a challenge.
  • An architectural marvel with breath taking views. YET for those who have seen the photos from up high a word of caution. Don’t go venturing up the hill if it has been raining previously. It was not worth the near death experience. Lots of mud, lots of steep climbs. Wife and I got very muddy and had a few very sketchy calls. If it’s dry, go for it!

Plan your trip to Coalcliff

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Sea Cliff Bridge by other users

12 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bulli Tops BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Sylvania Waters BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Royal National Park & Wollongong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Royal National Park BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cronulla BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Helensburgh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia, Bangkok & Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kangaroo Valley BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wollongong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Bondi BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans