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Robe is the quintessential fashionable seaside holiday village ..a fishing village, frozen in time, where the elegant old homes of South Australia's landed gentry sit comfortably side by side with the new urban steel and glass fronted holiday condo's of the nouveau riche. Robe is also that very rare of creatures, a holiday destination unspoiled by the trappings of tourism - a place where life is lived at a gentle stroll and where morning walks on the beach and brunch in one of the local street cafes seems to be the prevailing principle. Robe is a town with wide sandy beaches with no traffic lights or neon signs. Robe Harbour - a sheltered marina in the heart of the township where the Robe's working fishing fleet, rubs shoulders with the luxury yachts and pleasure cruisers. Bordered by a very pleasant civic green, this is the jewel in the crown and a great spot for a picnic or just to wander around the wharf and take in the sights and sounds of this small fishing port.

Robe Attractions

Winter is an ideal time to visit one of South Australia's favourite getaway locations. Even in the winter months, Robe is a great holiday destination. During the cooler months, Robe is less crowded and best of all you can get some great accommodation deals. There is also plenty to do in Robe over winter, visits to local wineries, exploring local history, fishing or just relaxing. Robe has a diverse range of accommodation and most properties will offer accommodation deals for extended stays - for more information please have a look on the accommodation pages for more information of some Robe getaways. Accommodation options range from luxury apartments to caravan parks, holiday rental properties, B&B and backpacker digs. Most of Robe accommodation is within a few hundred metres from the sea, and quite a few properties have good sea views. Facilities in Robe include a multi screen cinema, a variety of restaurants, from take away to fine dining, two good hotels as well as a small but comprehensive retail sector

Robe History

Robe was officially proclaimed in 1847, and named after Major Frederick Holt Robe, Governor of South Australia, who had selected the site in 1846. Soon after the town was proclaimed, woolgrowers moved in and the surrounding area became dotted with homesteads. Business was brisk and bullock teams, bringing in the wool or wheat were a common sight. In the late 1850's, during the Victorian gold rush , approximately 17,000 Chinese landed in Robe on their way to the Victorian diggings. They preferred to walk the 150 km to the gold fields across the Victorian border and avoid paying $20 tax, which they would have to pay if they had disembarked in Melbourne. The town grew quickly and many fine building were erected in the anticipation of continued prosperity. The decline in the Gold rush and the decision not to bring the railway line to Robe bought development in Robe to a standstill. Today many of Robes fine historic buildings survive and in terms of the number of historically important buildings recognised by the National Trust, Robe ranks foremost in South Australia. Robe has become a very popular seaside resort but fortunately the new development are away from the centre of the township, which has managed to retain is historic identity

Robetown Motor InnMain Road Robe

From $120 pn

The Robetown Motor Inn is a stylish and modern 14 unit motel located about 300 metres from the centre of Robe. All rooms are at ground level, and some have undercover parking. Robetown Motor Inn also has its own indoor heated pool and spa .

Robe Haven Motel 4 Spence Street Robe

From $135 pn

Robe Haven Motel overlooks Robe's scenic boat harbour and is just two blocks from Robe's main street. All rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with updated bathrooms and walk-in showers.

Villa San DanciRobe

485 reviews

The Villa San Danci is a luxury 4½ star rated fully self contained two bedroom apartment close to the centre of Robe. Elegantly appointed with quality furniture and fittings. Great sea views and direct access to the beach..


Lakeside tourist park Robe

485 reviews

Robe's Lakeside Tourist Park is nestled amongst trees on the shores of picturesque Lake Fellmongery. This pretty caravan park has heritage history, is a lovely quiet spot for a holiday.

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