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Robertson Nature Reserve

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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 © OEH

    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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