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The Coach House at Denington FarmA rural, rustic retreat on private farmland 7 km from the beach side town of Robe. Perfect for a relaxing couples getaway, this unique, character conversion of an 1850's limestone farm building features a mezzanine bedroom and double shower, wood burning fire, coffee machine and BBQ.
LUCY'S COTTAGE -Location, LocationDue to uncertainty of COVID 19 and state retrictions we have temporarily taken instant book off. Please feel free to message to book. Relax, unwind and enjoy Robe's "Newest Old Cottage'. Stylishly built and decorated in 2018 Lucy's Cottage offers the perfect getaway to the beautiful town of Robe. Centrally located with cafes, restaurants, shops and the beach all only metres from the front door.
Aloha Sands @ RobeListen to the waves at Aloha Sands - our freshly renovated beach house is one of Robe's newest holiday homes. It's an easy walk to Hoopers Beach, as well as the Main St where you'll find shops, cafes and more. Pack up your car and head to Long Beach for a day out in the surf, or take a stroll along one of the walking trails close by. Our house suits families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday home, and has a fenced in backyard with a lush lawn and huge pergola for entertaining.
South Australia’s scenic Limestone Coast stretches along the state’s southeastern extremes from the saltwater lagoons of Coorong National Park near the Victorian border, with plenty of sinkholes and azure lagoons among the geological wonders in between. The most northerly town is Robe, an international port busy since the mid-19th century, and one of the state’s oldest settlements. Today, the town’s handsome heritage-listed buildings are filled with craft breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. Set on the shores of Guichen Bay, Robe is also home to one of Australia’s few 4WD-friendly beaches, with more water available to the south thanks to small Lake Robe and enormous Lake Eliza.
Numerous airlines offering domestic and international flights service Adelaide Airport (ADL) in the South Australian capital. It’s ideal to rent a car at the airport so you can explore the Limestone Coast’s national parks at a leisurely pace. Once you have your ride, it’s a 3.75-hour (210-mile) drive south to your destination. Alternatively, a direct bus from the center of Adelaide will take you to Robe in 4.5 hours. The small regional airport in Mount Gambier (MGB) receives flights from Melbourne and Adelaide. Touch down here and it’s only a 1.5-hour bus ride to Robe, or you can rent a car there and drive the 80 miles northwest in just over an hour. Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is a six-hour drive to Robe, with numerous car rental options available at the airport.
Temperatures can sizzle in South Australia in summer (December through February), with Robe’s daytime highs regularly exceeding 86 degrees Fahrenheit in January. The saving grace is the cool ocean breeze, and the fact you can take a dip in the sea, or lake, when it heats up. While December experiences the year’s highest rainfalls, the rest of the season and most of fall (March through May) are relatively dry. As blissful as this peak period is, many opt to visit Robe during winter (June through August), to feel the full force of nature. Winds whip and howl along the coast, rains turn the countryside green, and the sea churns below you.
The Southern Ocean off Robe’s west coast is fierce, and many ships have been battered by its unpredictable waves. Enter the pyramid-like Cape Dombey Obelisk, warning vessels off the town’s rocky reefs since 1852. The 40-foot structure, painted in candy-cane red-and-white stripes, sits atop a rocky cliff that also serves as the start of numerous walking trails, including one taking in the town’s old jail, jetty, and marina.
With more than ten miles of powdery white sand curving around Guichen Bay, Long Beach deserves its name. Swim, take a surfing lesson, or drive along the sand while watching the sunset. While 4WDs are recommended, they’re not necessary if you stick to the firm sand at low tide. For something more challenging, Little Dip Conservation Park to the south offers soft-sand and sand-dune drives.
Robe owes its founding to the cool, marine-life-rich waters of the Southern Ocean off its shores. It’s here that fishermen, indigenous and otherwise, have been plucking rock lobsters, among other tasty seafood, for centuries. Taste this juicy delicacy fresh from the sea at restaurants across town, many of which are just a minute’s walk from Robe marina.