Robe - South Australia
The historic seaside resort of Robe lies at the southern end of Guichen Bay. Experience the charm and fine hospitality of this year-round holiday destination, amidst the stunning beaches and rugged cliffs, tranquil lakes and mountainous sand dunes. Laze on Long Beach or indulge in the distinctive local wines, fresh seafood and regional produce. Explore the diverse coast or encounter Robe's seafaring past, its heritage buildings and their legends. Take some time to join in activities for all ages, interest and weather conditions.
A range of museums, cottages and historic walking trails bring to life the local maritime culture. Be sure to visit the Obelisk shipping marker on Cape Dombey, the Old Goal and the Chinese Gold Trail monument.
Everyone knows Robe for its crayfish and you can purchase the best catch from local outlets, or order it at local hotels and restaurants. Thrill your palate with the distinctive flavours of Mount Benson and Robe regional wines. Savour succulent Robe barramundi and Atlantic salmon, spring lamb and high grade beef together with the region's olives, almonds, berries and herbs. Feast in a summer courtyard, by the beach, or bask in front of a raging winter fire.
Anglers will delight at the quality and choice of fishing locations. Rock fishing in Guichen Bay, surf fishing at Long Gully through West Beach and Wrights Bay, wharf fishing at Lake Butler Boat Haven Channel or off the new jetty. Alternatively, try your luck at boat fishing. Be sure to ask at the local Visitor Information Centre for the best locations.
Nature lovers are well catered for. Robe is surrounded by conservation parks and offers outstanding off-road experiences. Drive along the famous 17 kilometer Long Beach, a fantastic spot for fishing, swimming and surfing. Explore the many four-wheel drive vehicle tracks through Little Dip Conservation Park. It is another popular spot for anglers, walkers, four-wheel drive vehicle enthusiasts and bird watchers. The park provides peace, solitude and a truly Australian escape - allowing visitors the opportunity to see the beautiful, rugged environment up close. But remember to stay on the tracks to avoid damage to the sensitive coastal ecosystem.