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Robertson lookout

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Robertson lookout.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Robertson’s lookout is in the Mount Keira precinct of Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area. To get there:

    • Drive west on Mount Keira Road until you reach Harry Graham Drive
    • The lookout trailhead is 1km along Harry Graham Drive

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    There's parking in an asphalt carpark just off Harry Graham Drive.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


    Enjoy a native wildflower display on the Forest walk.


    Cool your heels on the Mount Keira ring track, which threads through refreshing rainforest.


    Take advantage of the escarpment elevation for a spot of whale watching north of Mount Keira, or from one of the several lookouts.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16.5°C and 25.6°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    8.3°C and 18.3°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Picnic tables


    Step-free access

    Robertson lookout is flat and step-free with a 1m-wide concrete path that leads from the carpark to the lookout platform. The distance between the carpark and the lookout platform is around 200m.

    The lookout platform is wood boardwalk with metal handrails.

    • Step-free outdoor pathways

    Seats and resting points

    There's a metal bench near the end of the concrete path that leads to the lookout platform.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Disability access level - easy

    There's step-free access to and around Robertson lookout. The lookout has the following accessible facilities:

    • A 1m-wide concrete path that leads from the carpark to the lookout platform. The path is 200m long.
    • An accessible picnic table, located around a third of the way along the concrete path.
    • A metal bench for you to rest as you approach the lookout


    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected.


    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Robertson lookout

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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.