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. Feast of the Beast

    Saturday 23 June 2018 , Fitzroy Falls

    Celebrating the horned hunter as he is reborn during Winter Solstice, this feast centres on Venison cooked with fire by their guest chef. Get ready for a winter culinary adventure with local wines, storytelling, wassailing, fire-side music …

    23 Jun
  2. Robertson Antiques and Collectables Fair

    Saturday 17 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 , Robertson

    There is something for everyone at the annual Robertson Antiques and Collectables Fair. A two day event with local, Sydney and interstate dealers offering a wide range of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, linen, books, and many other…

    17 Nov - 18 Nov