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Robe District, South Australia

The Robe District is a coastal region in the southeastern corner of South Australia, known for its stunning beaches, coastal cliffs, and charming historical townships. The region extends from Kingston SE in the north to Cape Jaffa in the south, and covers an area of approximately 4,700 square kilometres.

Things to See and Do

  • Robe: A historic seaside town with beautiful heritage buildings and a relaxed, coastal atmosphere. Explore the town's history at the Customs House Museum, stroll along the picturesque harbour, or soak up the sun on Robe's beaches.
  • Long Beach: A five-kilometre stretch of pristine white sand and crystal-clear water. Perfect for swimming, surfing, or just relaxing and enjoying the views.
  • Naracoorte Caves: A world-renowned complex of limestone caves featuring stunning formations, underground lakes, and fossils dating back millions of years.
  • Coorong National Park: A vast wetland landscape that is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including migratory birds, kangaroos, and seals. Take a guided tour or explore the park on foot or by canoe.
  • Wine Tasting: The Robe District is home to several wineries that produce some of Australia's finest cool-climate wines. Sample the region's famous pinot noir, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc varieties.

Getting There

The Robe District is located approximately 340 kilometres southeast of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The easiest way to get there is by car, which takes around 4 hours from Adelaide. Alternatively, you can take a bus or coach service from Adelaide or nearby towns such as Mount Gambier and Kingston SE.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of accommodation options in the Robe District to suit all budgets and preferences. You can choose from seaside apartments, motels, guesthouses, caravan parks, and camping grounds. Some of the notable options include:

  • The Shelter: A luxury beachfront holiday house with stunning ocean views and modern amenities.
  • The Robe Hotel: A historic hotel in the heart of Robe, offering comfortable rooms and delicious food and drink options.
  • Discovery Parks - Robe: A family-friendly holiday park with a range of cabins, powered and unpowered sites, and a swimming pool.
  • Robe Lakeside Tourist Park: A peaceful, lakeside park with cabins, sites, and facilities for fishing and boating.

When to Visit

The Robe District can be visited year-round, although the best time to go depends on your preferences and activities. Summer (December to February) is the busiest and warmest season, with plenty of beach activities and events such as the Robe Christmas Carnival. Autumn (March to May) has milder weather, perfect for hiking and wine tasting. Winter (June to August) can be cold and windy, but offers the chance to witness whale migrations and cosy up by the fire. Spring (September to November) is the season of wildflowers and birdwatching, with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds.

Visit Robe District

The Robe District is a hidden gem of South Australia, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and relaxation. Whether you're looking for adventure, culture, or simply a peaceful getaway, this region has something for everyone. So pack your bags and explore the stunning Robe District.

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