It is hard to find a more picturesque town on the Australian coastline than Robe in South Australia. This charming beachside town makes for a perfect weekend getaway and is a great stop on any Melbourne to Adelaide coastal drive.
In addition to being one of the most picturesque seaside towns in Australia, there is an abundance of things to do in Robe South Australia. It just so happens that the Limestone Coast is one of Australia’s up-and-coming wine destinations! But if you are not interested in wine, there is plenty more to explore!
We have put together a list of 10 great things to do in Robe South Australia! From dining on local rock lobster to hiking along the coastline you are sure to enjoy your time in this charming seaside town in South Australia!
The Best Things to Do in Robe South Australia
Despite being a small beach community, Robe has a surprising number of things to do. Whether you enjoy the finer things in life like wine and lobster or enjoy hitting the trails, you are sure to find something to keep yourself entertained in Robe.
Plus, many of the things to do in Robe South Australia are budget friendly or even free! So without further adieu, here is a list of our favorite things to do in Robe South Australia.
# 1 Indulge in a Too Much Cheese at the Robe Dairy
Located on the outskirts of town is the Robe Dairy. Family-owned and run by a husband and wife duo, you cannot go wrong with a trip to the Robe Dairy. While there is no formal tasting here, the owners are happy to share with you a sample of their offerings at the small shop attached to the dairy. We were able to try all of the cheese varieties, labneh and even their wine-flavored jellies before deciding which ones to take home with us.
- Address: 346 Nora Creina Rd, Robe SA 5276
- Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am – 14:00 pm
- Website: https://robedairy.com/
- Cost: Free
#2 Taste Camel Milk Icecream at Humpalicious Camel Dairy Farm
Located on the B101 in between Robe and Kingston SE is the Humpalicious Camel Dairy Farm. Stop in at Humpalicious for a tour of the grounds and the camels or if tours are not your thing stop in only for a taste of their delicious ice cream! It’s not every day you get to say you tried camel milk ice cream!
- Address: Roys La, Mount Benson SA 5275
- Hours of Operation: Thursday to Sunday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Website: humpalicious.com.au
- Cost: $ – $$
#3 Visit a Cellar Door in Downtown Robe
If you love wine as much as I do, then visiting a cellar door in Robe is probably the number one thing to do on your list of all the things to do in Robe South Austalia! If you want to stick to the city center, then Karatta Wines is an excellent option. This small winery offers a free wine tasting or you can choose to enjoy a premium wine tasting for $10 AUD.
Karatta Wines produces a range of wines but specialize primarily in the red varietals. Our favorite wine when we visited was the malbec which is not a typical wine found in Australia. You can also enjoy a lovely cheese board at the cellar door with locally sourced cheeses.
And make sure to stop in the Karatta Art Gallery showcasing local and regional artists. Karatta Wine and Art Gallery is open daily from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Aunt Alice Wines
A newcomer on the Robe wine scene is Aunt Alice. A small batch wine producer, a stop in Aunt Alice is sure to be inviting. Aunt Alice is currently only open during South Australia school holidays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or by appointment.
#4 Explore More Vineyards in Mount Benson and Cape Jaffa
Mount Benson and the Cape Jaffa region are relative newcomers to the wine scene in Australia. While Robe itself has two tasting rooms on the main shopping and dining street, there are others within an easy 30-minute drive also worth visiting.
One winery to make sure you visit in the area is Wangolina. Recently included as one of the top 10 Dark Horse Wineries by James Halliday Wine competition in 2021, this small winery is spreading joy and cheer with every pour.
The cellar door is open daily from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and is worth the trip out. They also have platters that can be enjoyed in on their lawn.
#5 Find Inspiring Views at Beacon Hill Lookout
Just on the outskirts of town is an observation tower providing you sweeping views over the small coastal community of Robe, the surrounding nature and the sea in the distance. It is a great place to stop to see just has beautiful the area surrounding Robe truly is!
- Address: Beacon Hill Lookout
- Hours of Operation: Always open
- Cost: Free
#6 Try The Delicious Rock Lobster
No trip to the coast is complete without enjoying a little bit of seafood and in Robe the best seafood to try is rock lobster. Rock lobster is a local delicacy and the best rock lobster is served up at Sky Seafoods. Grab a rock lobster to go and head to the beach to enjoy this local delicacy on one of Robe’s beautiful beaches.
#7 Get Movin’ Along the Robe Coastal Walk
The Robe Coastal Walk takes you past some of Robe’s best scenery. This 12-kilometer loop track will take you across some of the best things to see in Robe. Walk along the rocky coastline visiting the Robe Gaol Ruins, the Obelisk, the Robe Jetty, Glass Beach and more!
Make sure you bring sunscreen, plenty of water and great walking shoes. Swimsuits are optional as the water temperature is usually quite cold as there is nothing separating South Australia from Antarctica except miles and miles of ocean.
- Address: Joy Terrace, Robe SA 5276
- Cost: Free
#8 Head to One of the Beautiful Beaches
There is no shortage of beautiful beaches in Robe to enjoy. Choose from one of the in-town beaches such as Hooper Beach or Town Beach. Those who have a 4WD should consider visiting Little Dip Conservation Park for stunning windswept beaches!
#9 Grab a Pint at Robe Town Brewery
No trip to Robe would be complete without a trip to the Robe Town Brewery. A small family run brewery, this one of a kind being the only wood-fired brewing kettle in all of Australia!
If you want to visit the Robe Town Brewery, you need to time it perfectly. The Robe Town Brewery is only open on public holidays, long weekends and during the Victoria and South Australia school holidays. But missing out would be a shame, as the Robe Town Brewery is easily one of the best things to do in Robe South Australia!
#10 Visit the Nearby Town of Beachport
Just a short drive south of Robe is the beautiful beachtown of Beachport. This sleepy town is home to the second longest jetty in South Australia and is a great side trip and place to visit when in Robe.
Where to Stay in Robe
With all of these great things to do in Robe South Australia, you will need to spend at least one night to soak it all in. Whether you are looking for a free place to camp in Robe or a hotel in Robe, we have included our top picks for where to stay in Robe!
Robe South Australia Camping
Free Camping in Robe: The Jetty
Although not officially deemed a campsite, the jetty in Robe is a place where travelers occasionally stop for a night or two (and the information center is well aware). While there are no amenities, the location is an easy walk into town making it the perfect stop while visiting Robe.
- Address: 5 Obelisk Rd, Robe SA 5276
- Cost: Free
Paid Camping in Robe: Little Dip Conservation Park
There are two campgrounds within this state park which are an easy drive from the city of Robe. The first is Stony Rise Campground which is only 2.8 kilometers and the second, The Gums Campground, is only 3 kilometers from the center of town. Each can be reached without a four-wheel drive, however, the track to Stony Rise Campground is a bit dicier. Bookings are essential and can be made online here. A drop toilet is located at each campground.
The Caledonian Inn is the quentiessential pub in any small Australia town. Located on the main thoroughfare in a historic old building, it is the perfect place to rest your head in Robe. The rooms are stylishly furnished and the pub is a great place to enjoy a meal, grab a beer or listen to live music.
The only downside of Caledonian Inn is all rooms have a shared bathroom.
If you don’t mind a shared bathroom, then the Caledonian Inn. Located right on the main drag, they offer comfortable and stylish accommodation.
For more intimate accommodation, the Victoria Cottage is your best bet. This lovely bed and breakfast includes a cozy woodfire stove, breakfast and is conveniently located. It is the perfect place for couples looking to get away for the weekend. Prices start at $238 per night.
Are you ready to start packing your bags for Robe and explore all of the many things to do in Robe South Australia? Let us know what you think of this beautiful beachside town and the Limestone Coast!
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