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Aug 14, 2014 - Robe

Robe is a pretty town on the SA Coast but it felt weird. Maybe it's because I was there in winter, not the normal tourist season. Maybe it is because the landscape has been drastically altered for agriculture. I don't think I am the only person to find the area unsettling, as most of the town seems up for sale as if no one is really happy there. The beaches are lovely . Inland it's really flat and this area used to be really swampy but a network of drains have been put in and the drained land is now suitable for pasture for cattle and...

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May 5, 2014 - Portland to Robe

After almost 6 weeks I’ve finally left Victoria & am definitely west of Mildura so I’m on my way. I packed up in drizzle but the day improved as I travelled into South Australia. (I had to change the map & I don't really like this one but it's the best I could find.) It was an easy drive & after a short stop in Mount Gambier we arrived in Robe just before lunch. South Australia is ½ an hour behind Victorian time & I’ll be here for a while so have to reset all my clocks. When I checked in, the girl said there were a group of old car...

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Sep 25, 2011 - Aus - Day 144 - Town of Robe

Woke up, worked out and had a shower at the local BP Gas Station. Drove to the Kingston lighthouse which was built in the 1860's and were living quarters for many years. Made our way out of Kingston towards the little town of Robe. Turned out to be a beautiful little coastal town which offered wonderful ocean views and scenery. Stopped by Robe's old gaol, now only the foundation stones are left of the original building. Went to Obelisk lookout to view the ocean crashing in against the granite rocks. Rock lobster season starts next month and...

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Nov 16, 2010 - Robe S.A.

14th November. We left Adelaide and headed towards Murray Bridge where we had morning tea, as the name suggests Murray Bridge is on the Murray River, a nice little town, the mossies were bad so we decided to head on, we ended up at Salt Creek and the Gemini Pastoral Stay, bad idea, it has at some time been quite a good place to stay but it is now run down the facilities were less than standed(even Wayne agreed) 15th November. Today we are headed for Robe, we stopped for morning tea at Kingston the home of the big Lobster, a nice fishing...

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Nov 28, 2009 - Day 130 – Victor Harbor to Robe – Four seasons in one…hour

First task of the morning was to drop Al’s mum off at the airport for her flight back to Sydney (again refraining from doing mother in law material). The drive took us (again) through the McLaren vale wine region and again we couldn’t stop. That is now four times we have driven past….as good an excuse for another trip as I need. Driving towards Adelaide, the fastest way into town is the M2, or the southern motorway for those who like a factual description. The M2 is actually a one way freeway, yes, they only built half of it. The easy...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Robe, SA Day 6

Arrived in Quaint little seaside town of Robe. This place is quite amazing. Apparantly it is one of the few places in Australia that have the historically important buildings still in place. The town was "proclaimed" in 1847 and then surveyed as a southern trading port. The buildings that were first built in the 1840's are still in tact and in use. One of them was even for sale like a common peice of property. I was tempted but resisted the urge to buy one. We cycled into town on a blustery day to grab fish and chips. (9/10 on the chips...

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Feb 9, 2009 - Robe

After another 4hr journey through Australia's wilderness, we arrived at the award winning YHA in Robe. We had booked another 4 bed family room and were quite excited to see such a beautiful building when we arrived. The YHA in Robe is a converted 1880's sandstone mansion and is a heritage listed building set between 2 lakes hence its name....Lakeside Manor. Once inside, we noticed the high ceilings and long corridors which we were later told were the length of 2 cricket pitches! Our room was huge and again had bunk beds and a double...

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Jan 23, 2009 - The bookshop I want!!!

We spent the morning reading and lazing about. Rhiannon and Sara went to the Kids Club to do a book on their holiday. We then did the walk to the town along the track. It did not seem as big a trek as when Liam and I did it the other morning. The strangest thing happened to Liam's, Rhiannon's and Miranda's Crocs, one foot each had shrunk ....heat effected!!! So we ventured first to the surf shop to get Liam some thongs!!!! Yes it is true I, Michelle Feely bought my child thongs!! We had lunch at the bakery and then wandered down the street...

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Jan 22, 2009 - Mary MacKillop, Caves and Wine

I was awoken by a fierce wind that I was sure was going to rip the awning of our van!!! We later found out that there was a storm weather warning across the coast. After ensuring everything that could be blown away was secure or in the van, we drove 100kms to Penola. The main reason for this drive was to visit the Mary MacKillop information centre and visit her first school room. Sean wanted to know the reason why this was so important....Liam informed him that she will be Australia's first saint..Duh!!! We enjoyed and learnt alot about...

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Jan 21, 2009 - The Obelisk, the Doorway and 135 cars on a beach

Woke to a beautiful morning so left Sean to feed the girls breakfast and Liam and I did thr trek to the town. It was a good half and hour walk to the main street but the view and the company made it very enjoyable. Liam and I had breakfast at the Providore. Coffee good but very small cups!! We left at 8am and returned at 10.20 to find Sean and Miranda in the pool and the other two in the kids club doing glitter art work....glad its there and not in the van ...I thought till the work came home ...now we are sitting in a glittery caravan!!! A...

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Jan 20, 2009 - Journey to Robe.....pass a giant lobster then turn right

We received mail today ...bills and a special parcel from Jayda for Sara and her siblings!!! Thank you as it made Sara's day not to mention how special the others felt. We sadly packed up and left Balhannah, Des and Ange's place and drove along the limestone coast to Robe. Lunch was at Meninge overlooking a rather sad Albert Lake...Supposedly, the Alexandria Lake is pumping water into it else it would be a salt lake...The government wants to create a dam to regulate the water flowing into it. We stopped on the way to take a photo and enjoy...

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Jan 10, 2009 - Robe Via Mclaren - But Not At Speed !

John and Sandra have fallen in love – with South Australia. With beautiful blue skies, rolling lush green hills, the pleasant city of Adelaide, great food and way of life and, oh yes – the wines !. Today we left Adelaide heading for Robe. Quite soon after we set off, we made an unscheduled stop in McLaren Vale for what turned out to be a very picturesque drive through some more stunning countryside via a stop at the historic Rosemount Estate vineyard. Enjoying the morning sun we decided to drive on avoiding the main road and this took us...

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