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Robert Irwin and new girlfriend, Heath Ledgers niece Rorie Buckley, spotted on date

Robert Irwin has been spotted cosying up to his new girlfriend Rorie Buckley on a romantic day out in Queensland.

The nature photographer, 19, looked smitten with his date, who is from an equally famous Australian family, being the daughter of Heath Ledger’s sister Kate.

The pair were seen leaving a Grill’d restaurant with takeaway and then heading to the beach to cuddle and watch the sunset together late last month. 

Robert Irwin has been spotted cosying up to his new girlfriend Rorie Buckley (pictured together) on a romantic day out in Queensland

Robert looked effortlessly stylish for their romantic outing in an unzipped tan corduroy jacket with a wool trim. 

He added a simple navy T-shirt to his casual ensemble, as well as a pair of shorts in the same tone. 

Robert stuck to his roots with a pair of well-loved workman’s boots in a dark brown and matching socks. 

The nature photographer, 19, looked smitten with his date

The nature photographer, 19, looked smitten with his date

She is from an equally famous Australian family, being the daughter of Heath Ledger's sister Kate

She is from an equally famous Australian family, being the daughter of Heath Ledger’s sister Kate

The pair were seen leaving a Grill'd restaurant with takeaway

The pair were seen leaving a Grill’d restaurant with takeaway

They then headed to the beach to cuddle and watch the sunset together

They then headed to the beach to cuddle and watch the sunset together

Robert looked effortlessly stylish for their romantic outing

Robert looked effortlessly stylish for their romantic outing

They chowed down on their bag of takeaway food

They chowed down on their bag of takeaway food  

The pair stared out to sea wistfully as they cuddled one another

The pair stared out to sea wistfully as they cuddled one another 

Rorie meanwhile was on trend in a white T-shirt with an artistic graphic print on the front. 

She paired it with a black hoodie which she wore unzipped, and patterned navy blue shorts. 

The blonde wore her hair pulled off her face in a ponytail and appeared to go makeup free for the outing. 

The pair had each ordered burgers from the popular chain

The pair had each ordered burgers from the popular chain 

Robert was deep in conversation with his ladylove

 Robert was deep in conversation with his ladylove 

The pair appeared to be having an animated discussion

The pair appeared to be having an animated discussion 

Rorie listened intently as her boyfriend spoke

Rorie listened intently as her boyfriend spoke 

The teenager completed her look with chunky hiking boots and a smattering of gold  accessories.  

Robert could not wipe the smile off his face as he cuddled up to his new sweetheart and enjoyed some quality alone time with her.

He looked animated at various points, entertaining his date as they engaged in a lovely conversation. 

Robert made various hand gestures as he told a lively tale

Robert made various hand gestures as he told a lively tale 

He used his coat as a blanket, the couple getting cosy underneath

He used his coat as a blanket, the couple getting cosy underneath 

Robert looked absolutely smitten as he pulled her close

Robert looked absolutely smitten as he pulled her close

Rorie closed her eyes as she got lost in the moment

Rorie closed her eyes as she got lost in the moment 

The romantic view and ocean vista really set the mood for their date

The romantic view and ocean vista really set the mood for their date 

They cuddled up close together, enjoying a warm hug as they snuggled up under Robert’s coat. 

While neither have spoken publicly about their blossoming new romance, Robert has been conspicuously following Rorie’s private Instagram account for some time. 

Perth-based Rorie is the daughter Heath Ledger’s sister Kate, who owns a design and media productions company, and Nathan Buckley, a floor coverings store owner. 

The pair had earlier picked up bags of healthy burgers from a trendy eatery

The pair had earlier picked up bags of healthy burgers from a trendy eatery 

Robert wore an unzipped tan corduroy jacket with a wool trim

Robert wore an unzipped tan corduroy jacket with a wool trim

He added a simple navy T-shirt to his casual ensemble, as well as a pair of shorts in the same tone

He added a simple navy T-shirt to his casual ensemble, as well as a pair of shorts in the same tone

Robert stuck to his roots with a pair of well-loved workman's boots in a dark brown and matching socks

Robert stuck to his roots with a pair of well-loved workman’s boots in a dark brown and matching socks

Rorie meanwhile was on trend in a white T-shirt with an artistic graphic print on the front

Rorie meanwhile was on trend in a white T-shirt with an artistic graphic print on the front

She paired it with a black hoodie which she wore unzipped, and patterned navy blue shorts

She paired it with a black hoodie which she wore unzipped, and patterned navy blue shorts

The blonde wore her hair pulled off her face in a ponytail and appeared to go makeup free for the outing

The blonde wore her hair pulled off her face in a ponytail and appeared to go makeup free for the outing

Rorie also has an identical twin sister named Scarlett.

Robert and Rorie have plenty in common – both grew up in the public eye after suffering the devastating loss of a family member. 

Heath was at the top of his Hollywood career when he was found dead in January 2008 following an accidental prescription drug overdose.

The teenager completed her look with chunky hiking boots and a smattering of gold accessories

The teenager completed her look with chunky hiking boots and a smattering of gold accessories

Robert He could not wipe the smile off his face

Robert He could not wipe the smile off his face

He couldn't keep his eyes off new sweetheart and enjoyed some quality alone time with her

He couldn’t keep his eyes off new sweetheart and enjoyed some quality alone time with her

While neither have spoken publicly about their blossoming new romance, Robert has been conspicuously following Rorie's private Instagram account for some time

While neither have spoken publicly about their blossoming new romance, Robert has been conspicuously following Rorie’s private Instagram account for some time

Perth-based Rorie is the daughter Heath Ledger's sister Kate, who owns a design and media productions company, and Nathan Buckley, a floor coverings store owner

Perth-based Rorie is the daughter Heath Ledger’s sister Kate, who owns a design and media productions company, and Nathan Buckley, a floor coverings store owner

 Like Rorie, Robert is familiar with loss as father Steve, known to the world as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, died on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray. 

Steve is survived by his wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Robert – who was just two years old when his father passed away. 

Like Heath’s sister, Robert and the Irwin family have vowed to keep Steve’s memory alive through their conservationist work at Australia Zoo. 

Rorie is pictured with her identical twin sister Scarlett

Rorie is pictured with her identical twin sister Scarlett 

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