Home' Visitors Guide : Summer 2010 Contents 26 ❙ Summer 2010–2011
AN HISTORIC TOWN, ROBERTSON WAS
PUT ON THE MAP ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE
BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE “BABE” USED A LOCAL
FARM AS THE LOCATION FOR THE FILM.
SITUATED ON the top of Macquarie Pass amid rolling green
hills, Robertson has become the favourite place to stop when
driving through to the Illawarra.
Only 7km out of Robertson is the newly built Illawarra Tree
Top Walk – the ‘Fly’. See the views from this 25-metre high
elevated tree-top walk. The walk has a gentle grade and
is suitable for all mobilities. You can take in the view from
Shellharbour to Bass Point and glimpse Lake Illawarra and
the South Pacific Ocean. The springboard cantilever lookout
offers birds-eye views of the bush and animals.
The dairy industry burgeoned here as a result of the rich
red earth and agriculture became the reason for the town’s
existence. Today delicious, locally produced cheese can be
found at outlets in the town.
The famous pie shop makes home-made pies, pastries
and tarts, all popular with travellers on their way through to
the coast. There are several retreats and B&Bs steeped in
Gateway to the Southern Highlands
Robertson Pie Shop
Illawarra Highway NSW 2577 Ph: 4885 1330
The Robertson Pie Shop is a well known and extremely popular family owned
business, which specialises in making a large variety of pies and various other
baked goods. It is located 3 kilometres east of Robertson on the Illawarra
Highway and is open 7 days per week.
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