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Robertson lookout

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Overview

The most scenic views of Mount Keira can be found at Robertson’s lookout, and tables make this a terrific picnic spot as well.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

This easily accessible lookout on the edge of the escarpment offers a scenic take on the area. Standing on the wooden viewing platform, the splendid Mount Keira looms in the centre of the amazing view, but you’re offered a clear view of the coast and lush rainforest too. Bring binoculars for birdwatching, keeping watch for kookaburras and lyrebirds. Flashes of colour might be local parrots foraging in the canopy below.

With a view this good, it’s tempting to linger for lunch. Picnic tables mean you can pack a basket and pass a relaxing afternoon watching the clouds float over the best remaining sub-tropical rainforest in the region. If you’re after a barbecue, the well-equipped Byarong Park is a good alternative, just a short drive away.

Take a virtual tour of Robertson lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Park info

  • in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area in the South Coast region
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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Platform hero, Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer