Robertson’s Roundabout

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 15 mins

2.3 km Circuit

146 m

Hard track
From the Royal National Park Centre, this walk crosses the Hacking River before rising steeply up onto the ridge to fantastic views of the Hacking River. If you look into the distance you can see Cronulla on the horizon at the highest points. Towards the end of the circuit, with good views of the surrounding bushland, the track descends to the river and back to the visitor centre.

Maps for the Robertson’s Roundabout walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Robertson’s Roundabout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Robertson’s Roundabout

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.3 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


940m of this walk has short steep hills and another 760m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 340m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 270m is very steep.

Quality of track

1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 790m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (310m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 1.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 730m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Robertson’s Roundabout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Robertson’s Roundabout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Robertson’s Roundabout walk starts and ends at the Ironbark Flat Picnic Area (gps: -34.07549, 151.0556)
Your main transport option to Ironbark Flat Picnic Area is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂