If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of every-day life, but not too far away from its luxuries, Robe is your port of call.
Robe is just under four hours’ drive from Adelaide and six hour's drive from Melbourne, on the Limestone Coast. Boasting rugged natural scenery and beautiful beaches interspersed with a stunning range of boutiques, restaurants and high-end accommodation, Robe has something for everyone, whether you’re arriving in a Range Rover or trusty Commodore.
1. BE DAZZLED BY NATURAL CHARM
Tell me more: Robe dazzles with natural charm. Drive down 17 kilometres of pure white sand on the aptly named Long Beach or embark on the beautiful Obelisk trail passing the town’s Old Gaol, jetty, marina and Factory Bay. Robe Town Beach is a must-visit all year-round with crystal clear water, pure white sand, great walking tracks and incredible scenery.
2. TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO REVERED FOOD AND WINE
Tell me more: Robe is close to a number of great wineries, but for a truly unique drinking experience you can’t go past the Robe Town Brewery. Under the eaves of the hand-made cobbled brewhouse, beer is made in true ye olde fashion with straw filtration, wood-fired kettles and open fermentation.
Taste your way through their full range including Shipwreck Stout, The Moon Hop and The Hidden Hive. Their limited release Moby Dick Ambergris Ale (not for the faint-hearted) is made with ambergris – the secretion that forms in the gut of a sperm whale to assist with digestion. Enjoy.
Top picks: Robe Town Brewery, Adventurous Spoon, Marina Café, Robe Bakery 1884 and Mahalia Coffee.
3. GIVE YOUR WALLET A WORKOUT
Tell me more: Victoria Street is Robe’s dolled-up town drag where you’ll find glitzy boutiques, glam homewares, galleries and cafés coexisting alongside the humble fish and chip shop, butcher and general store.
Top picks: Loaves and Fishes, Holiday Trading & Co, Binny, Me & Miss Jones and Mahalia Coffee Roasting House and Store.
4. DELVE INTO A RICH HISTORY
Tell me more: Robe has a rich history as one of South Australia’s oldest towns. Named as South Australia’s second-busiest international port in the 1850s, exports included horses, sheep skins and wool. Today, you’ll find remnants of Robe’s past everywhere, with a huge amount of fully restored Heritage-listed buildings and landmarks smattered throughout town. Experience the best of Robe with one of our Limestone Coast tours and charters.
5.STAY THE NIGHT IN UNIQUE, BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION
Tell me more: Robe is full of unique and boutique accommodation, but for something extra special, travel to nearby Bellwether Wines and stay in a luxurious glamping tent. Rug up by the fire, surrounded by 400 year-old red gums, then retreat to all the creature comforts you could ask for beneath a blanket of stars.
START YOUR TRIP WITH BROCHURES AND MAPS
Now that we've piqued your interest, start planning your Limestone Coast getaway with the help of our brochures and maps page.