One of South Australia's best kept secrets
Robe is situated 340km south-east of Adelaide and 580km north-west of Melbourne. This quality 4-star accommodation is ideally located for exploring the South East of South Australia.
The attraction Robe boasts is what other popular tourist destinations do not. It is remarkably untouched by commercialism.
The State Governor in the 1850’s was known to take his summer holidays in Robe staying at Karratta House. Today people from all walks of life continue to come to Robe to enjoy the ambience of the historic buildings, the wild southern ocean and beautiful beaches, the distinctive local produce and wine regions.
People who visit Robe, South Australia tend to stay more than one day, and take short day trips to other townships within the Limestone Coast Region. As you can see there are plenty of options within a short drive and it is “the spot to stop!”
The surrounding coastal area varies from the picturesque boat harbour, rugged cliffs of Cape Dombey to the tranquil country of the lakes. These areas offer endless opportunities to hike, paint, ski, swim, bird watch, sail, surf or just relax. Tourism and Cray fishing are the predominant industries in our town with the surrounding district involved in the production of wool, beef cattle, lambs, wines, aquaculture and some cereal crops. Crayfish are prepared for the domestic and export markets at factories, one of which is on the shores of Lake Butler boat harbour, the base for the local fishing fleet. Here crays are landed fresh just about every day from October through to April. All factories offer sales of freshly cooked crayfish.
Robe South Australia has so much to offer.
Why not stay for a while and enjoy making your very own Robe experience?
Things to do in Robe
Visit Cape Dombey and take a photo of the famous obelisk – an early form of lighthouse built before power
Enjoy the atmosphere of the heritage buildings in the township and at the Historical Interpretation Centre in the Robe Visitor Information Centre
Little Dip Conservation Park
Go off road in the Little Dip Conservation Park
Fine Food & Wine
Eat fish and chips (or perhaps lobster & a bottle of wine) on the Robe Foreshore
See the Chinese Monument. Learn the history of the Chinese landings and their long walk to the Victorian goldfields from Robe
Catch up on a bit of maritime history at the Customs House
Fishing, Snorkelling & Diving
Go fishing, snorkeling or diving – grab a brochure at the Robe Visitor Information Centre
Go swimming in the bright blue waters of the famous 12 kilometre Long Beach
Go for glory and take an acrobatic scenic flight over Robe in a Tiger Moth!
Enjoy the shopping, galleries, cafes and wonderful restaurants
Experience some of the best local produce from around the area, including the Robe Brewery, Robe Dairy and various local wineries
Discover the countless walking and biking trails in and around Robe. Perfect for the whole family
Go for a Round of Golf
The course offers well watered fairways and excellent greens, some holes are ideal for the casual golfer, and others testing for the more experienced.