25 November 2010

Relax on the beach or explore the pretty and historic town
Travel time from Adelaide: About three hours
Directions: Robe is a 350km easy 3.5 hour drive South East of Adelaide via the Princess Highway

Robe is found on the Limestone Coast. You can relax on the beach, explore the town or indulge in tasty local produce such as freshly caught crayfish. As one of the oldest towns in South Australia, there are plenty of heritage buildings to visit and rich history to uncover.


There’s the Old Gaol, Chinese Gold Trail Monument, the Obelisk shipping marker on Cape Dombey which has guided ships into the bay for hundreds of years. Visit the library’s Interpretive Centre or the Custom House to learn all about Robe’s past. Don’t forget to do the Heritage Walk through the town, and maybe stop at one of the great restaurants and cafes for a break.


For fisher-people there’s plenty of great fish to catch – ask at the visitors centre for the best spot. 4Wders are well catered for, with plenty of tracks around Robe. For those wanting to relax, there is enough space to stretch out on one of the stunning beaches – or take a walk through Little Dip Conservation Park. There’s so much to do you’ll want to make it more than a quick trip.

By Sarah Tierney