Emerald & Aqua Getting Here

South Coast of NSW


Emerald + Aqua is located in Woonona a suburb of Wollongong on the Illawarra coast line.
Our office is only 70km from Sydney and less than an 80 minute drive from the heart of Sydney’s CBD. 

We are nestled between the Emerald of the rainforest of the Illawarra Escarpment and the Aqua of the Tasman Sea.

Travel to Wollongong from Sydney

The quickest way from Sydney is to take MetRoad 1 (M1) south, towards Wollongong. You leave Sydney, and enter greater Wollongong just before the freeway starts and about 40 minutes later you take the exit via the Bulli Pass and the Wollongong Northern Beaches. At the end of the freeway the Bulli Pass road throws itself straight down the escarpment and along the coast. The exit is well signposted after the end of the freeway.

If you have some extra time take the scenic approach via the Grand Pacific Drive and enjoy escarpment, the cliffs and breath taking views of the beaches of Wollongong’s Northern suburbs. Exit from the freeway at Helensburgh through Stanwell Park and down the coast. The road is well signposted to Wollongong. The Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight of this trip, between Coalcliff and Scarborough.

Travel to Wollongong from Canberra

From Canberra or Melbourne, you can access Wollongong via the Illawarra Highway or via Picton Road. Picton Road offers a faster, straighter trip, while the Illawarra Highway offers scenery with windy roads and the occasional waterfall and picnic areas. To go the quick, Picton Road, route, ignore the first exit sign to Wollongong from the Hume Highway at Moss Vale, and take the second, where the exit is also signposted to Picton.

By taking the Hume Highway to the Moss Vale exit to Wollongong via the Illawarra Highway will take approximately three hours; or if you go via the Hume Highway to the Picton interchange and follow the Picton Road/Mt Ousley Road into Wollongong will take approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

Click on Directions link on the map below, enter where you are travelling from and press enter. This will produce a map and a complete set of driving instructions.