Robe


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Robe was named after the fourth Governor of South Australia, Major Frederick Robe, who chose the site as a port in 1845. It is situated on the southern shores of Guichen Bay. It became South Australias second busiest international port (The busiest was Port Adelaide) in the 1850's. Exports included sheep skins, wool and Horses. A lighthouse was built in 1973 to take over from the Obelisk (See below).
After the Victorion Government introduced a landing tax of L10 per person to reduce the number of Chinese immigrants during the gold rushes of the 1850's, more than 16,000 Chinese people landed at Robe and then walked the 320Km to Ballarat and Bendigo.
Beacon Hill Lookout

Beacon Hill Lookout

Originally an old navigational point, Beacon Hill Lookout Tower offers breathtaking views across the town, ocean and bay. It was built as part of Robe 150 Jubilee year celebrations. Beacon Hill Road, Robe

CSIRO Research Station - Robe

A corrugated iron building built in 1936 for scientific research on ruminant animals, mainly sheep, to overcome a diet deficiency in the pasture, which was causing health problems and poor wool quality. The research took many years to identify and became known as Coastal Disease. Nora Creina Road, Robe.  Ph. 08 8768 2465
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Mahalia Coffee

Mahalia Coffee

Is a roasting house based in Robe. Using only the best quality raw coffees from premier growing estates around the world, they roast and blend them to create an exceptional range of styles.
A two and a half hour learning class is available that teaches among other things how to pour the milk, cleaning of your espresso machine and grinder, and the different styles of espresso, from a latte to a short black! $90.00 per person.
52a Robe Street, Robe.  Ph. 08 8768 2778

Robe Historical Interpretation Centre

A photographic display provides the visitor with an overview of the town’s history. Photographs dating back to the early days of the district are on display along with a video showing areas of the town and some of the activities that that happened. Entry to the History room is free.
Opposite The Foreshore, Mundy Terrace, Robe.  Ph. 08 8768 2465
Robe Historical Interpretation Centre
The Obelisk

The Obelisk

The Obelisk stands at a height of 12 metres and is visible up to 20km out to sea. It was erected on Cape Dombey in 1852 as a navigational aid for ships entering Guichen Bay and to store rocket lifesaving equipment. Rockets carrying baskets used to be fired to distressed ships to bring passengers ashore and saved many lives.
In 1862, complaints by Captains of the time that the white Obelisk was sometimes difficult to differentiate from Long Beach's white sand hills, saw the Obelisk repainted in alternate red and white bands.
Obelisk Road, Robe.

Wilson's at Robe

Has been established for 20 years as a regional gallery, exhibiting the finest works of Australian artists and crafts people. The gallery has six rooms full with well presented displays which include local timber furniture, carvings, glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal and stone sculptures, paintings and artists prints. It also houses the work of resident artist Terry Johnson who captures the charm and spirit of Robe with his paintings, prints and cards.
5 Victoria Street, Robe.  Ph. 08 8768 2459
Wilsons at Robe
Robe Golf Course

Robe Golf Club

Robe Golf Club is a 14 hole, Par 72 with a total length of 5,805 metres and an Australian Course Rating of 69.
129 Morphett Street, Robe. Ph. 08 8768 2020
GPS -37.16554S, 139.75551E

Cape Jaffa Wines

Limestone Coast Road, Robe  Ph. 08 8768 5053

Karatta Winery

Penola Road, Robe Ph. 08 8735 7255
Local Wineries


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