The historic seaside resort of Robe lies at the southern end of Guichen Bay. Experience the charm and fine hospitality of this year-round holiday destination, amidst the stunning beaches and rugged cliffs, tranquil lakes and mountainous sand dunes.
Laze on Long Beach or indulge in the distinctive local wines, fresh seafood and regional produce. Explore the diverse coast or encounter Robe's seafaring past, its heritage buildings and their legends. Take some time to join in activities for all ages, interest and weather conditions.
A fantastic shopping strip features friendly pubs, groovy cafes, trendy homewares, tasteful galleries and clothing outlets oozing coastal chic. A range of museums, cottages and historic walking trails bring to life the local maritime culture. Be sure to visit the Obelisk shipping marker on Cape Dombey, the Old Goal and the Chinese Gold Trail monument.
Everyone knows Robe for its crayfish and you can purchase the best catch from local outlets, or order it at local hotels and restaurants. Thrill your palate with the distinctive flavours of Mount Benson and Robe regional wines. Savour succulent Robe barramundi and Atlantic salmon, spring lamb and high grade beef together with the region's olives, almonds, berries and herbs. Feast in a summer courtyard, by the beach, or bask in front of a raging winter fire.
Anglers will delight at the quality and choice of fishing locations. Choose from rock fishing, surf fishing wharf or open water fishing.
Nature lovers are well catered for. Robe is surrounded by conservation parks and offers outstanding off-road experiences. Drive along the famous 17 kilometre Long Beach, a fantastic spot for fishing, swimming and surfing. Explore the many four-wheel drive vehicle tracks through Little Dip Conservation Park. The park provides peace, solitude and a truly Australian escape - allowing visitors the opportunity to see the beautiful, rugged environment up close. Stay on the tracks to avoid damage to the sensitive coastal ecosystem.
Robe offers a wide variety of accommodation. Take a couple of days and discover the boundless attractions of the Limestone Coast.
Explore the coast
Explore beautiful Little Dip Conservation Park. Go off road and climb the sand dunes. Stroll the boardwalk at the outlet and spot the local birdlife from Ibises to Pelicans. Take the cliff walk and wind your way to town to explore Robe’s main street. Try your hand at catching dinner at the Breakwater or Lake Battye. Watch the sunset over glorious Guichen Bay.
Tour the wineries
With a Mediterranean climate and long gentle growing season, Robe's wine region is fast gaining a reputation for powerful yet elegant wines. Spend the day visiting the local Cellar Door's in person or try a glass of our local favourites in town while dining out. Be sure to pick up a wine trail map from the Tourist Information Centre and explore the region and its wines.
Catch a wave
Moderate surf breaks off Third Ramp on Long Beach and ocean swells beckon at Stoney Rose. Surfing schools are available in summer for beginners. Be sure to visit the local surf shop for insider knowledge and surf recommendations.
Robe has one of the few beaches that can be driven on in Australia. Long Beach is approx. 12km long and accessible in Summer. Keep on firm sand and watch the tide. 4W Driving is popular along ocean beaches adjoining the Little Dip National Park. Visit the Robe VIC for maps, tide times and other information. The Little Dip National Park Map can be downloaded from our download section on this site.
Hit the beach
Robe’s magnificent Long Beach offers safe swimming for all ages. Drive along the 12 kms beach, conquer a surf break at Third Ramp or try your hand at kayaking. Pack a picnic and explore the rock pools at sheltered Hoopers Beach. Enjoy fish and chips on the foreshore and the waves at Town Beach. Lake Fellmongery offers a boat ramp and picnic facilities.
Anglers will delight at the choice of locations. Places to lure include rock fishing, surf fishing or off the jetty. Boat fishing is safe 1km off shore and for those wanting a challenge local fishing charters run throughout the year. With a recreational licence in hand try your hand at catching a cray. Local outlets can assist with hire and advice.
Traverse the trails
Surrounded by natural beauty, Robe offers a rare combination of stunning cliff walks, quiet lakes and rugged bush trails. Local wildlife abounds and enthusiasts can collect local trail maps and information from the local Robe tourist office.
Enjoy a round
Robe’s Public Golf Course is open 365 days a year. Green fees are payable and club hire is available.