Robe is located 341km southeast of Adelaide on Guichen Bay. The contrasting coastline of long sandy beaches and rugged limestone cliffs is a visual feast and the coastal scenic drive is the perfect way to explore it all.
Long Beach is the first of the beaches approaching town. The beautiful long stretch of white sand sweeping around the bay is very picturesque. The calm waters here offer safe swimming and vehicles are permitted to drive on the beach.
There are several lakes on the way into town. Lake Battye, Pub Lake
and Fox’s Lake
are suitable for fishing for Bream, Salmon, Salmon Trout and Mullet. Lake Fellmongery
is the largest and is utilised as a ski lake. There is also a caravan park located here.
Town Beach in the heart of Robe boasts gentle waters of stunning aqua. The gorgeous beach and foreshore make a fabulous centrepiece to the town and a popular hangout. The Visitor Centre is directly across the road as are many shops and eateries.
On the marina at Lake Butler Boat Haven there is always plenty of activity. The crayfishing boats bring in their catch, there’s fresh seafood for sale and hot fish and chips to tempt the tastebuds.
Further on is Karatta Beach lying between the breakwater and the jetty. Fishing from the jetty is a popular pastime and common catches from here include Whiting and Garfish.
The Old Gaol remnants dating back to the 1860’s remain on site on Obelisk Rd. After prisoners escaped by picking their way out, the building was reconstructed using metal plates from the shipwrecked S.S. Admella.
On the point of Cape Dombey is The Obelisk. The red and white striped navigation tower was previously used to guide ships and can be seen from miles away in the right conditions. The pillar also had the capability to fire lifesaving equipment to troubled vessels. The rugged coastline along here is very scenic with views across to Doorway Rock.
Around the cape is West Beach
and more rugged coastline being attacked by the sea. At the northern end of the beach is Salmon Hole
where anglers can try their luck Salmon fishing.
There are many fishing
options here, off the rocks for Snapper, Salmon and Sweep, in the surf for Mulloway and Shark, offshore for Salmon, Mulloway, Whiting and Flathead, or in the lakes for Bream.
Robe is such a beautifully scenic location and a fantastic holiday destination on the stunning South Australian coastline, which seems to be under-rated when compared to many other coastal holiday hotspots. You’ll just have to explore it for yourself and discover how unique and wonderful it is.
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