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Robertson Nature Reserve


Only a short drive from Moss Vale and Wollongong, Robertson Nature Reserve offers a tranquil getaway with walking tracks, birdwatching and historic rainforest to discover.

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Just a short drive from Moss Vale and Wollongong near the edge of the Illawarra Escarpment, Robertson Nature Reserve is a tiny reserve packed with natural wonders to delight the whole family.

Just a few footsteps from the car and you’ll find yourself surrounded by this rare remnant of dense Yarrawa Brush rainforest, which once covered the entire surrounding area.

Wander under the shady tree canopy, step over moss-covered roots and mottled tree trunks. Listen for the whip crack call of the eastern whipbird, or the sounds of a short-beaked echidna scurrying along the rainforest floor – this special place is great for wildlife-spotting and birdwatching.

Stroll through the rainforest on the wheelchair-friendly Rainforest walking track, then enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch.

You can visit the park as a day trip from Sydney, or spend the weekend and stay at one of the many accommodation options in the charming township of Robertson.

Highlights in this park

  • Rainforest walking track, Robertson Nature Reserve. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

    Rainforest walking track

    An easy walk along Rainforest walking track in Robertson Nature Reserve, near Wollongong, is the perfect way to recharge the batteries. Stroll under t...


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Robertson Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
      (02) 4887 7270
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
    • Fax: (02) 4887 7203
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Robertson Nature Reserve. Photo: Michael van Ewijk