Plan Your Own Stay in Robe

There is plenty to see and do in the area, and if you fancy practising your swing skills, then the local golf course, conveniently located at the rear of the property, offers an enjoyable and challenging day out.

Robe itself is a wonderful town to visit, with historical attractions and lovely beaches nearby. From the moment you arrive, you will appreciate the warm hospitality and second-to-none care and attention at your disposal. The friendly and helpful staff aremore than delighted to be of assistance and can help with a number of enquiries. Guests will find laundry facilities, an undercover BBQ and entertainment area, and a children’s playground at Harbour View Motel. Our popular value for money Robe hotel also benefits from off-street parking, air conditioning and panoramic views of the Harbour and Bay.

Some of the things I would recommend you must see while you are visiting Robe include the following.

Take a 30 minute drive to Beachport, go via the Little Dip National Park to the picturesque bay of Nora Creina. There is a small whisper of a nudist camp, we'll leave it up to you to find out. At Beachport take in the Historical jetty, Bompa’s Hotel for a coffee or to quench your thirst, a therapeutic swim in the Pool of Siloam. On your way home, it is a MUST to call into the Woakwine cutting, history in its making.

Kingston is 30 minutes drive in the other direction. Grab a designated driver and visit the famous Mt Benson Wine Region many cellar doors. Cape Jaffa is the next port of call to view the crayfish fleet and the new marina. If you have your credit card, you could even put a down payment on a Marina block of land. At Kingston, check out the Kingston Museum and climb the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse. Larry the Lobster will be waiting for you at the other end of town for you to take his photo. The kids will love it!

Naracoorte is just over an hour's drive away and home of “The Sheep’s Back” Museum at the Information Centre. The Mini Jumbuck shop is a Must especially to check out all the second’s in quilts, underlays and wool pillows. But the big one is the world heritage listed Naracoorte Caves. There is an Emu farm at Avenue and the Limestone Coast Cheese Company at Lucindale.

Penola is an hour's drive from Robe and home of the Mary McKillop. Check out the Visitor Information Centre and view the Mary McKillop Interpretive Centre. Penola is a historic Scottish town. The famous Coonawarra Wine Region is north of Penola.

Millicent & Mt Gambier are 1 ½ hour drive from Robe. The Living History Museum is located at the Visitor Information Centre and don’t forget the famous “The Domain” playground. Check out the windfarm. Tantanoola Cave is between Millicent and Mt Gambier. Mt Gambier is famous for its Blue Lake and volcanic systems.

Keep the kids entertained at the playgrounds, finished off with an ice cream at the Ice cream shop. Town beach is great to look for crabs in rockpools and have a quick dip. The skate park is handy behind the Motel and the harbour is right out the front for the kids to go fishing at the breakwater. If there are no fish there, perhaps try the brim lakes which are a bit more protected.

For those who can keep up, the walking trails are great and you can finish up at the Outlet. Boogie boards can be hired at Steve’s Surf shop and tennis, squash and golf hire is also available. Check a crayfish out at about 12 o’clock when the crayfish boats come in. Robe Deep Sea Fishing Charters go out when the weather is fine but when it’s not so good, try a movie at the cinema. Kayaks are available, surf and sailing lessons at different times of the year.

The Shops are great, clothes, boutiques, homewares, gifts, gourmet goodies followed by a coffee at one of Robe’s famous cafes. If that is not enough, book into the local beauty salon just to make you feel good.

The Arts are wonderful at Robe! The Robe Art Gallery can be found at the Robe Institute and Wilson’s at Robe Art Gallery is located at the main street opposite The Providore cafe’. Talking about cafes, you will find it hard to choose from The Wild Mulberry Cafe, The Union Cafe and Providore and Belgiorno Caffe. Each have stamped their own niche into delighting people’s tastebuds. Try the cinema then dine at either The Caledonian Hotel - Caly, as us locals call it. Or try Sails Restaurant, Vic Street Pizzeria, Belgiorno Caffe or the Chinese cuisine.