town in South Australia

Robe is a historic town on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.



At one point Robe was the third largest port in South Australia, although the rugged coastline makes it generally unsuitable for shipping.


Robe has mild summers, with the average summer temperature around 22°C.

In Popular CultureEdit

"Robe isn't famous for robes!"

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Robe is on the coast between Mount Gambier and Adelaide, just off B1. It is around 3.5 hours and 340km drive from Adelaide and around 7 hours and 500km from Melbourne.

By busEdit

Premier Stateliner run a bus every day except Saturday from Adelaide to Mount Gambier via the coast, which stops in Robe.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Robe Lighthouse. Not historic, but a concrete structure built in 1972, which its purpose was to replace the now defunct Cape Jaffa Lighthouse near Kingston.  
  • 2 Robe Customs House Maritime Museum, 1 Royal Circus, +61 8 8768 2465. A customs house that was built in 1863 for the Harbor Master which now operates as a museum. None, except for gold coin donations.
  • Robe Jetty, 5 Obelisk Rd. 24/7. Typical Australian jetty.


  • Fishing
  • Beaches
  • 1 Little Dip Conservation Park. A conservation park that conserves a chain of small lakes which combine to provide habitat for several bird species. It has quite some nice beaches too.    





  • Harbour View Motel, 2 Sturt St, +61 8 8768 2148. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Unusually, this motel is overlooking Lake Butler, not overlooking any harbors.


Go nextEdit

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