The green heart of the beautiful Southern Highlands, Robertson charms with rolling hills, wonderful waterfalls and splendid lookouts. A delightful escape, near the Illawarra Escarpment, this postcard rural setting is captured in the hit children’s film Babe, which won a Golden Globe for best picture.

The drive from Sydney, via the pretty highlands, is less than two hours. Alternatively, you can take the Grand Pacific Drive, a spectacular route via the beaches of Wollongong, and exit at Albion Park for Macquarie Pass, a winding ascent through rainforest. The drive from Canberra is two hours.

Aerial of Robertson - Southern Highlands

You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in Robertson. Choose from savoury and sweet pies at the famous Robertson Pie Shop, near the top of Macquarie Pass. Browse a moreish range of local and South Coast cheeses and gourmet delights at the old Robertson Cheese Factory, established in 1936.

Check out the Robertson Heritage Railway Station, a National Trust-listed attraction. Nature lovers will enjoy the Rainforest walking track in the Robertson Nature Reserve, near the village. Places to stay in Robertson suit various budgets and include the iconic Robertson Hotel, established in 1924.

Robertson Heritage Railway Station in  Southern Highlands

A short drive south of the village is Belmore Falls. This magnificent waterfall plummets into Kangaroo Valley. A serene spot for a picnic is Nellies Glen – the cascading water enhances the tranquillity. Explore nearby Missingham and Warris Chair lookout tracks for marvellous vistas of Kangaroo Valley.

For a thrilling ride soaring on Australia’s highest zip-line, drive 10 minutes southeast of Robertson to Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures. A short drive southwest of Robertson is the Burrawang Village Hotel, a popular country pub with an inviting beer garden and great views of the verdant highlands.


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  1. Wildly Creative with Catriona Pollard

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Moss Vale

    Gift yourself the time to explore your creativity that’s not about perfection or deadlines, but all about play, reconnecting with nature and the most ancient of all crafts – basketry. You’ll leave with a greater sense of joy and a sculptu…

    29 Sep - 07 Oct
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    Sunday 30 September 2018 to Saturday 06 October 2018 , Moss Vale

    Ami started her instagram blog about two years ago and has over 155,000 followers worldwide due to her innovative recipes and flair for creating food that is visually incredible. For the first time she is coming to share her secrets with t…

    30 Sep - 06 Oct
  3. Wildfest Pop Up Wilderness Retreat

    Friday 05 October 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Moss Vale

    Their premium Pop Up Wilderness Retreat is back for 2018 at a new, breathtakingly beautiful property on the Wingecarribee River in the Southern Highlands offering even more outdoor activities. You can photograph native wildlife such as wo…

    05 Oct - 07 Oct