This picture-postcard destination in the green heart of the Southern Highlands was the backdrop for the hit film Babe. Perched above Macquarie Pass and the Illawarra Escarpment, Robertson is surrounded by wonderful waterfalls and home to a famous pie shop and cheese factory.

The drive to Robertson from Sydney, via the highlands, is less than two hours. Or take the Grand Pacific Drive, a coastal route via the Royal National Park and the beaches of Wollongong, and exit at Albion Park for Macquarie Pass, a winding ascent through rainforest. The drive from Canberra is two hours.

Scenic aerial view of Roberston, Southern Highlands, NSW

Near the top of Macquarie Pass, call into the Robertson Pie Shop and choose from 24 different sweet and savoury pies. Another treat is the old Robertson Cheese Factory, established in 1936. Pick up homemade cheeses from the dairy store or enjoy a bite to eat in the cafe.

Other things to do include a visit to the National Trust-listed Robertson Heritage Railway Station. Nature lovers will enjoy the Rainforest walking track in the Robertson Nature Reserve. Places to stay in Robertson suit various budgets. The majestic Robertson Hotel is in elegant garden surrounds.

Passengers waiting to board a train, Roberston Heritage Railway Station

A short drive south is Belmore Falls. This magnificent waterfall plummets into Kangaroo Valley. A great spot for a picnic is Nellies Glen, with the sound of waterfalls in the background. Explore nearby Missingham and Warris Chair lookout tracks for incredible 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 country pub with a beer garden and great views of the highlands.


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  1. Small Farm Field Day

    Saturday 02 February 2019 to Sunday 03 February 2019 , Moss Vale

    The Small Farm Field Day will be held at the Moss Vale Showground in the Southern Highlands region of NSW. There are 1,803 farms and over 2,000 small farms in the Southern Highlands region, making Moss Vale the perfect venue for this…

    02 Feb - 03 Feb
  2. Forest Bathing with Wildfest

    Saturday 05 October 2019 to Sunday 06 October 2019 , Robertson

    At Wildfest we are delighted to welcome Christie Little ( the first internationally certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide in NSW ) to run a series of Forest Bathing experiences in the Southern Highlands. Its all about taking in the…

    05 Oct - 06 Oct
  3. Wild Native Feast

    Saturday 05 October 2019 , Moss Vale

    A stand out success each year they are delighted to confirm that their signature food event at the Annual Wilderness Festival - Wildfest - is back! Wild Native Feast is a combination of award-winning local produce partnered with fresh…

    05 Oct