The Southern Highland is known for its lush green landscape and winery. Amongst the many townships in this region, a particular large village that seats on an elevated plateau is the town of Robertson. Near the railway station is the Robertson Common, a remembrance park where a Memorial to the Railway Workers can be seen.
This quiet town of less than 2000 people is home to one of the oldest cheese factories found in Australia. The Old Cheese Factory Robertson, established in 1936, is nestled a few kilometres from the town centre and boasts of various dairy products being sold in different sizes. It also sells other notable products of Robertson from sweets to sauces as well as various colourful crafts.
Besides an old cheese factory, Robertson is also home to one of the best homemade pies in NSW, the Robertson Pie Shop. Their ranges of pies are delectably nice and filling, which gives their clients a wide range of choices. We even had a chance of bringing a whole box of pie home as we liked it so much. Try their blueberry-apple pie!
Aside from the scenic landscape of Robertson, one of its main attractions is the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk. This tourist attraction gives a 360 degrees overview of the whole of Robertson and surrounding suburbs specifically the city of Wollongong. Once atop this 1500 metre walkway which is approximately 20-30 metres above ground level, various flora and fauna may be seen in its surrounding rainforest.
Midway to the walkway is the Knights Tower, spiral tower that is about 45 metres above the ground of the rainforest. Once their a coin-operated binoculars are in place for visitors to have a closer look of nearby valleys and towns.
In its two sides, about a few metres from the Knights Tower, are two swinging springboard beams which will make knees wobble and may make the fearful a hard time to confront. For those who have acrophobia, it is best to stay away from it!
In general, Robertson is a great place to see and visit for both families and friends. Besides the three things we just enumerated, there are other marvelous ‘kept secrets’ that the town is waiting to be unravelled for those who wish to see this heart of the Southern Highlands.