A small fishing village, Robe is tucked within the sparkling Guichen Bay and features beaches, cliffs, parks and walking tracks. Anglers and divers enjoy easy access to marine life, while historic structures and rock formations populate the town centre and adjoining areas.
Things to do in Robe
The small-town ambience of Robe makes it perfect for days spent swimming, sunning, surfing and fishing. Long Beach stretches for 17 kilometres and features shallow waters and rocky outcrops. You can also walk to Hooper, Fox and Robe Town beaches.
Take a morning walk from Robe Beach to Cape Dombey to see the impressive 12-metre-high Obelisk shipping marker, built in 1855. For a piece of Robe’s architectural history, drive to the ruins of the Old Gaol, which has outer walls reinforced with boilerplates from the Admella shipwreck.
Between Robe and Nora Creina, you can explore Little Dip Conservation Park. Take the walking track to find wildlife, indigenous birds and sweeping sand dunes. Spend some time frolicking in picturesque beaches and splashing in saltwater lakes and rock pools.
Traveling with little ones? Visit the Robe Sealife Centre for up-close views of gummy sharks, seahorses and octopuses, before heading to the waterfront for treats at Robe Ice Cream and Lolly Shop. Try your luck at rock fishing in the bay or surf fishing near Long Gully. Afterwards, join the locals for cold drinks at Robe Town Brewery.
Getting around Robe
Robe is a 3.5-hour drive from Adelaide, where you can rent a car at Adelaide Airport or take a bus to a drop-off spot two minutes’ walk from Robe’s town centre. Walking and driving are the most convenient ways to get around.