Relaxing In Robe
A 4WD lover’s dream, the road to Robe can take you across beaches, past lakes and along rocky tracks. This part of the Limestone Coast features some of the best spots for four-wheel driving, fishing, bushwalking and camping that Australia has to offer. Just relaxing in Robe is so easy.
If that sounds like your sort of holiday, it’s time you booked a relaxing getaway in Robe. And the best part is it’s less than four hours drive from Adelaide.
Beaches, 4×4 tracks, culture and wildlife can all be found in this popular SA destination. It’s a winner for caravan and camper enthusiasts heading out for a long weekend.
Where to stay in Robe
Robe has heaps of campgrounds to choose from. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, head to Little Dip Conservation Park, which is located south of the Robe township, nestled into the rugged coastline.
The park has four camping grounds, but the Long Gully Campground is the most accessible for travellers with a camper trailer or caravan. It’s well sheltered but — beware — midges love this area, so remember to bring your bug protection.
Some 10,000 years ago, this area, famous for its lakes and ruggedly beautiful coastline, was home to the Boandik people. The coastal scrub surrounding the lakes is prime for birdwatchers, while the beaches are ideal for surf fishing and beachcombing. It costs $15 a night to stay in this campground and you can book via the SA Parks website.
Activities and sights to see
Campers and caravanners love Robe and the Limestone Coast for its fishing, 4×4 tracks and surfing. In fact, the surf is the envy of many coastal towns, with Long Beach being home to the National Kite Surfing Championships and the Robe Surfing Classic. Beachport and Browns Bay also attract lots of surfers.
Beach fishing in the park gives you the opportunity to catch salmon, flathead, snapper, mulloway and King George whiting — perfect for throwing on the barbecue at the end of the day.
There are also two walking trails in the park: the Fresh Water Lake Walk and the Big Dip Lake to Lake Eliza Hike. The former takes you along the rocky coastline, while the latter offers great views of the Woakwine Range.
It’s not called South Australia’s favourite seaside town for nothing, with health and wellness activities, water sports and other events on throughout the year in Robe itself to keep you coming back. Why not check out the Robe Beer Fest in October, for example?
Whatever you want your getaway to look like, Robe is a must-visit destination in your travel diary. You can rely on Dave Benson Caravans to make it a comfortable, affordable and safe trip.