"Spuds are us" Robertson by iandsmith

Robertson Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 64 photos

More than a big potato

Robertson is still a true Country Village with wide streets and ample parking. There are pleasant Village walks; you can stroll through Woodlands, beside a pretty stream beyond Hampden Park; explore the original Rainforest of the Yarrawa Brush or visit the Heritage Railway Station in the heart of town with regular Exhibitions at its Fettlers Shed Gallery.
The town is noted for its distinctive red volcanic basalt soil which is known as Robertson soil. This productive soil, good rainfall and cool winters have made the town the centre of the largest potato-growing area in NSW. In fact, along with any with Australian country town trying to get noticed, the main street boasts a large brown, cylindrical object which, although not marked, one assumes correctly is The Big Potato.
The town is also the centre of a dairy industry with an old dairy factory at the eastern end of the town. It was also the setting for the very European-English countryside of the Australian movie Babe.

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  • Pros:Easy to find, some quirky shops, good natural attractions nearby
  • Last visit to Robertson: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2009
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