The Village of Robertson sits above Macquarie Pass and the Illawarra Escarpment. As such, it is very different from the rest of the Wingecarribee Shire. Known locally as the “Green Heart of the Highlands”, it is ideally situated at the intersection of three major regions, giving residents and visitors alike convenient access to the coastal areas of the Shoalhaven, the forests of the Illawarra, and the shops, restaurants and amenities of inland towns such as Bowral and Berrima. Robertson, beautiful at any time of year, is a great place to live and play, with forests and waterfalls to walk and ride through and to, lovely wedding venues, charming restaurants and shops, a variety of accommodation options, a thriving art community, a friendly and unpretentious “working village” atmosphere and events all year round to keep grown-ups and kids alike entertained.
The main features of the district are the waterfalls, the green rolling hills and the views over the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment, which can be seen from various points east of the Village. The Illawarra Highway, above Macquarie Pass about 4 kms east of Robertson, affords good views but be careful to pull safely off the road before taking it all in.
The area is also famous for the special flora and fauna of the “Yarrawa Brush”, the cool temperate rainforest. On the sandstone plateaux south and north of Robertson are found very interesting examples of Sydney Sandstone bushland. Scenic drives are available along Tourist Road, through Kangaloon, back towards Bowral or Mittagong; or via Belmore and Fitzroy Falls, back to Moss Vale. You can also visit the historic and scenic Kangaroo Valley, by going via Fitzroy Falls.