Robertson Tourism

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Robertson is a large village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. The town is located on the edge of an elevated plateau (the Illawarra escarpment) about 35 km from the coast. At the 2011 census, Robertson and its surrounding area had a population of 1,849 people. Robertson is known for its high annual rainfall and fertile soil. It was previously covered by an extensive temperate rainforest, most of which has been cleared for farming though remnants such as Robertson Nature Reserve still exist today. The town is colloquially known as "Robbo" by the locals. The town was once famous for cheese production. Today, the remnants of the industry are seen with one of the old cheese factories remaining in the town; it has been converted into a commercial row of shops. Robertson is now more widely known for potato growing and is the home of the "Big Potato". The Big Potato was built in the 1970's by a local potato grower. Robertson is also where the 1995 movie Babe was filmed. Robertson is named after former Premier of New South Wales Sir John Robertson, whose 1861 Land Act cleared the way for the establishment of the town. Before then it was called Yarrawa Bush.


Home to pretty treasures, Robertson is Australia's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Robertson, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sydney. Add Sydney to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Rocks. Also, to reach Robertson, you'll have to take a flight to Sydney; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Robertson*

  • Pollution Statistics in Robertson

    Know the pollution level of Robertson before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
  • Robertson: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Robertson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Robertson.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Robertson - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 96.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.36 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Robertson

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Robertson

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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