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RobeAustralia

Book a vacation to a town on Australia's Limestone Coast that excites with its beaches, history and proximity to wine regions and fossil-filled underground caves.

With its seaside location, well-preserved historical buildings and the gorgeous South Australian countryside on its doorstep, Robe makes a fantastic location for a vacation. Lie on a beach, explore the ruins of an old jail and see ancient fossils in an underground cave.

Learn more about the history that shaped the town by visiting its heritage sites. Tour the 1863 customs house, now a maritime museum. See exhibits on shipwrecks and the thousands of Chinese immigrants who came here during the middle of the 19th century. Stop by the ruins of the 19th-century jail, which last housed prisoners in 1881. Study a visual history of the town at the Historical Interpretation Center.

As you make your way through the streets, shop for antiques, clothes and artworks and enjoy local hospitality in the cafés and restaurants.

Being a seaside destination, the coast is a big attraction. Surf, swim, fish and relax at the beaches around Robe, including Long Beach, where you can drive your car onto the sand.

Venture into the area surrounding the town for more attractions and activities. Exercise your leg muscles with hikes along walking trails that hug the coastline. Make your way up to Robe's southern headland to see the obelisk, which dates back to 1852 and historically helped guide ships navigating the entrance to Guichen Bay.

Go waterskiing on Lake Fellmongery and explore the caves of Naracoorte Caves National Park, about a 1-hour drive northeast of Robe. These underground grottoes have yielded tons of fossils of ancient animals. See some of their skeletons on guided tours.

Seek some refreshments in the Robe Wine Region, which encompasses several vineyards and is located on the eastern side of town. Also nearby is the Mount Benson Wine Region.

Robe is about 210 miles (335 kilometers) south of Adelaide. Arrive by bus, coach or car and have fun in a vacation destination with great beaches, beautiful countryside and a fascinating past.

Where to stay in Robe

Robe

Waterhouse

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Waterhouse, Lake Fellmongery and Long Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Waterhouse

Top Hotels in Robe

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments
Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
14 Main Road, Robe, SA
$65
per night
May 1 - May 2

Located in Waterhouse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Fellmongery, Long Beach, and Robe Golf Club. Obelisk Robe and Little Dip Conservation Park are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (466 reviews)

"The property is very close to the shops and attractions which was very good. Very accommodating staff. Nice and clean room. Only issue was you can easily hear other guests in the next room but otherwise very nice stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments
Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4 out of 5
2 Sturt Street, Robe, SA
$66
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5

Located in Waterhouse, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Robe Lake Buttler Marina and Robe Golf Club. Obelisk Robe and Hooper Beach are also within 1 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (263 reviews)

"The location was great and the view over the harbour was nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Harbour View Motel
Discovery Parks Robe
Discovery Parks Robe
4 out of 5
70 - 80 Esplanade, Robe, SA
$47
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Located in Waterhouse, this beach campground is within a 15-minute walk of Long Beach and Lake Fellmongery. Hooper Beach and Robe Golf Club are also within 3 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (311 reviews)

"Good facilities, very close to the beach. Not so close from restaurants in case you rent a cabin."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Discovery Parks Robe

Popular things to do in Robe

Obelisk Robe
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Obelisk Robe

4/5(2 reviews)

Admire this red-and-white striped navigational icon and marvel at its dramatic location on limestone cliffs ravaged by pounding ocean waves.

Long Beach
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Long Beach

5/5(1 review)

Go for a drive along the sand, jump in for a swim or just enjoy soaking up the rays on this stunning crescent-shaped beach.

Top activities in Robe

Cliff Jump into El Pepe natural water pool
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Cliff Jump into El Pepe natural water pool

$80
Per adult
(cruise ship travelers) Center of Puerto Rico Day tour
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(cruise ship travelers) Center of Puerto Rico Day tour

$75
Per adult
(Cruise ship Travelers) Hike to a Hidden Waterfall
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(Cruise ship Travelers) Hike to a Hidden Waterfall

$80
Per adult

Reviews of Robe

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

again,do not miss Robe daily milk.

5/5 - Excellent

LindaB

Mar 2, 2019

Really pleasant town, with lots of easy walking.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2019

Nice little town off the beaten path. Very busy on weekends. Beautiful walks around harbor and cliffs. Several dining options.