Robertson, NSW

Robertson is on Illawarra Highway (A48)

Robertson Attractions

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, just east of Robertson onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. After 10 kilometres you will come to a sign-posted turnoff to the right, which takes you to Nellies Glen Picnic Area and Carrington Falls Picnic Area . After 2 kilometres this branched off road, forks. The road on the right leads to Nellies Glen Picnic Area and car park with a small swimming hole 50 metres away.

The road on the left leads to Carrington Falls Picnic Area and car park, (also known as Thomas' Place) on the northern side of the falls. From here there are tracks that leads to lookouts of the Carrington Falls, which tumble 50 metres to the Kangaroo Valley below

Hindmarsh Lookout and Belmore Falls

This area, offers outstanding views of Kangaroo Valley and Morton National Park. There is an easy 1.5 kilometre loop track from the Hindmarsh Lookout car park to several lookouts located along the eastern edge of the escarpment overlooking Barrengarry Creek Valley and the Belmore Falls. For your safety, do no try to view the falls at Barrengarry Creek crossing. The Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre has a pamphlet on the history of the area and the lookouts.

To get to the car park turn south off the Illawarra Highway at Robertson onto Meryla Street. Turn right onto South Street then left onto Belmore Falls Road. The car park is 1 kilometre past Wallaby Hill Road on the left. It is approximately 8.5 kilometres from the highway along a partially tarred road and the small car park is well signposted. It is a short walk to Hindmarsh Lookout.

Illawarra Fly Treetop

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience panoramic views over the Illawarra coastline, Lake Illawarra and the Greater Wollongong from a 45 metre tower and 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’.

It is a wonderful opportunity to be on the same level as the cockatoos, rosellas, kookaburra and honeyeaters in the surrounding trees. 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 and light meals available and a gift shop.

Located at 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill. Turn off the Illawarra Highway at the famous Robertson Pie Shop onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Travel for 9.6 kilometres then turn left onto Knights Road and follow the signs.

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 adorns the main street at the eastern end of town within a park. It was modelled on the Sebago potato and is approx ten metres long and four metres wide.

This page last reviewed on 6 Sep 2015