ROBE has some magnificent sights. Starting on your drive from Adelaide you come across The Coonalpyn silos. WOW! There are some truly talented people! The artist Guido van Helten painted five children from the local school wanting to represent the future of the town and has become a frequent stop for tourists and is definitely recommended. Check it out on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/coonalpyn-silo-artist-guido-van-helten-finishes-project/8380546.
The drive to Robe from Adelaide is full of the beauties that our country has to give. The wildlife and vast terrains make the four to five hour trip fly by. There are many stops along the way to fill your stomach and your car including of course the famous Cray Fish Sandwich in Kingston. While you are there don’t forget to say hi to Larry the Lobster!
First impressions of Robe… beautiful, sweet town that immediately brings a sense of calm kicking in those holiday vibes!
There are so many different types of accommodation available in Robe. From motels, caravan parks, apartments and Airbnb. We rented out a Villa which was a short walk from the beach, impeccable furnishings and felt like a home away from home. I am in my early to mid-20’s looking for a weekend away with my partner and some friends and this place was perfect for us. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big back yard and the little touches really made it. The pantry was stocked, Netflix ready and waiting, board games and even a personal note from the owners telling us all about their favourite things to do in Robe.
A quick 5-minute drive down the road we were on the main street. Full of quirky shops and amazing places to eat and a big Foodland there were many places to explore. Gift shops, art galleries, surf shops, cellar door and so much more.
The Adventurous Spoon was on the list of recommendations and it did not disappoint. I like to think of myself as a bit of a foodie and yum! There are so many nice items on the menu I
wish I was there longer to try them all!
If you are looking for somewhere that dishes up a mean risotto The Pizza Project is your kind of place. Entrée was bread with dips and oh my, their capsicum dip is drool worthy. While the others had pasta and pizza I ordered the Chicken Risotto…. Probably the best chicken risotto I have even had the privilege to eat!
Would a holiday really be a holiday without ice-cream?! The Robe Ice Cream shop is super funky with different flavours, chilled atmosphere and friendly staff.
Other attractions in and around Robe – Mahalia Coffee Café, Robe Beach, the light house, 4WD Drive course and so much more. An hour or so drive out of Robe is the Naracoorte caves which is a great place for all ages. There are many different caves that you can walk through that will leave you in awe. Let’s get something straight first of all…. I have a slight case of claustrophobia so going into to caves wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. As well as a walk through the caves we also were signed up for Adventure Caving. Needless to say, I was shaking in my boots. The tour guide was amazing, understanding and made the whole experience so much fun. This is not for the faint of heart and if you do have your doubts, they do have a practice tunnel to see if you, your knee pads, overalls and helmet can do the course.
I wish there was more time to spend sightseeing and really see everything Robe has to offer but alas it was time to head home. Who could resist a cheeky wine tasting at Cape Jaffa Winery on the Limestone Coast though. A quick detour and we delighted with its customer service, beautiful scenery and delicious food and wine. Worth the stop!
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our time in and around Robe and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere to take their partner, family or even if they are just looking for a little time out for themselves. Until we meet again Robe stay awesome!
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The Coonalpyn silos
Naracoorte Adventure Caves