Robe is not famous for Robes
Trip Start Apr 05, 2011
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Where I stayed
Discovery Caravan Park
We drove from Port Fairy to Robe stopping for lunch in the gorgeous river town of Nelson. For those of you who have not been to Nelson it consists of a BP servo, a kiosk and a pub (all the essentials for any town), it is set in a stunning location with quaint little boat shacks all along the river’s edge.
We arrived in Robe and had to set up in heavy wind and threatening rain, but we did it and all just in time for a well deserved drink!
We awoke to a miserable day… intermittent rain and strong winds, determined not to let that stop us from getting out and about to discover Robe we headed into town. We did a lovely walk around the Lake Butler Marina, along the coastline out to the Obelisk, then on to their current modern lighthouse before heading back into town
The following day (we think it was Monday however everyday is a Sunday at the moment), we decided that having driven straight through Mt Gambier we would go back to see the Blue Lake… Whilst it was nice to see the lake the highlight for us was a little nature reserve at Valley Lake where we were greeted by kangaroos and wallabies before Rod spotted a koala posing out on a limb for us.
We drove out to Cape MacDonnell and hugged the coast for as much of the Limestone Coast as we could on our way back up to Robe. It was a lovely drive, however we were pleased to get back to base and relax.
Finally we awoke to some blue sky; we walked across the road to Long Beach and set off on our morning walk. The beach sand was nice and firm enabling us to just walk and walk, after an hour we turned back to camp, not realising until later we had actually done a ten kilometre walk… well done to us!
We drove up to Kingston SE to take a photo of the big Rock Lobster, a request from a friend to take photos of all things ‘big’ on our journey was our motivation for those of you asking why?
Being that one of the ‘to do’s’ in Robe is to drive along the beach we later joined Long Beach at Boatswains Point and drove back to Robe along the sand. It was a gorgeous drive, novel to us and a first with our Navara.
Highlights of Robe:
- The gorgeous coastal scenery
- Our walk and drive along Long Beach
- Un-spoilt little fisherman villages along the coast