Robertson, NSW

Robertson is on Illawarra Highway (A48)

Robertson Attractions

Belmore Falls

These falls are in the Morton National Park. There is an easy 1.5 kilometre loop track from the Hindmarsh Lookout car park to several other lookouts located along the eastern edge of the escarpment overlooking Barrengarry Creek Valley and on to Belmore Falls. It is a short walk from the car park to Hindmarsh Lookout which then continues to Belmore Falls. The Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre has a pamphlet on the history of the area and the lookouts.

Turn south off the Illawarra Highway at Robertson onto Meryla Street (signposted to Belmore Falls). Take the first right onto South Street then the first left onto Belmore Falls Road. Follow this part sealed/part unsealed road for 7.5 kilometres (1 kilometre passed Wallaby Hill Road) and you will arrive at the car parking area which is well signposted.

Carrington Falls

Located in the Budderoo National Park, well-developed walking tracks exist with access to several lookouts including a track that is wheelchair accessible. Maps of the walking tracks are available from the Information Centre at Mittagong, Shell Harbour and Kiama or from the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

Turn south off the Illawarra Highway, 3.5 kilometres east of Robertson onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Travel 5 kilometres then turn right onto Cloonty Road (signposted to Carrington Falls). After 1.5 kilometres you will come to a fork in the road. The road to the right leads to the Carrington Falls Picnic Area and car park, (also known as Thomas' Place) and Nellies Glen picnic area. There are walking tracks that lead to lookouts of the Carrington Falls, which tumble 50 metres to the Kangaroo Valley below.

Illawarra Fly Treetop

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience panoramic views over the Illawarra coastline, Lake Illawarra and Wollongong from a 45 metre tower plus two cantilevered vantage points that gently sway as people walk out on them. The bulk of the structure is 25-30 metres above the ground and is surrounded by tall rainforest eucalypts called ‘Illawarra Fly’. The entire walk from the entrance, which includes 500 metres suspended above the rainforest, takes about an hour and disabled services are available. There is a cafe with light meals available and a gift shop.

Turn south off the Illawarra Highway, 3.5 kilometres east of Robertson, at the famous Robertson Pie Shop, onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Travel for 9.5 kilometres then turn left onto Knights Road and follow the signs. Located at 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill. Travel 2 kilometres, turn right at the crossroads and Illawarra Fly Treetop is 500 metres. There is a large car parking suitable for all sized vehicles.

Jamberoo Lookout

Enjoy spectacular views of Kiama and Lake Illawarra from the viewing platform at this lookout. On clear days you will get some amazing photographs. The lookout is in the Budderoo National Park and park entry fees apply. There is parking at the lookout and a small caravan could access it as there is a circular area to turn around.

Turn south off the Illawarra Highway, 3.5 kilometres east of the Kangaloon Road turnoff in Robertson. onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Travel 12 kilometres and the entrance to the lookout is on the left (1.3 kilometres after passing Budderoo Track on the right). The sign at the turnoff to the lookout is only small so keep your eyes peeled.

Robertson Heritage Railway Station

This beautifully restored Station has a unique set of buildings completed in 1932 when the Illawarra Mountain Railway was built. Its heritage value has been recognised by the National Trust of Australia, and the site is owned by the New South Wales State Government. Although it is closed to passenger services it is still used for tourist trains and freight movement. The station has a Museum, Gallery, Picnic pavilions, Perway/Gang shed, Reconciliation carved poles, and Flugelman sculpture in landscaped gardens. The Fettlers' Shed Gallery has hosted many art and craft exhibitions. Shows by local artists and craftspeople are open on weekends, so that passengers on the ‘Cockatoo Run’ and visitors to town can enjoy the excellent art displays on offer.

Turn south off the Illawarra Highway onto Yarranga Street and drive to the railway line.

Robertson Nature Reserve

This Nature Reserve, also known as Yarrawa Brush, is a small remnant patch of cool temperate rainforest, right in the heart of the township of Robertson and covers an area of 5.3 hectares. There is a 600 metre long flat walking track, which is suitable for wheelchairs, winds through pockets of the original Yarrawa Brush. A walk through the forest takes about 20 minutes or longer if you are tempted by its beauty, peace, and tranquillity. Pets are not permitted in the reserve.

From the main street of Robertson turn south onto Meryla Street, cross the railway line, then turn left onto South Street. The National Park is just a little way along on the right

The Big Potato

Built in 1977 by a local potato grower with the intention of it becoming an Information Centre but sadly that hasn’t come to fruition. It was modelled on the Sebago potato and is approximately 10 metres long and 4 metres wide.

Located on the northern side of the Illawarra Highway in Robertson between Meryla Street and Main Street.

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016