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May 22, 2017 - Robe / Kingston SE

ROBE Situated on Guichen Bay, Robe is about 350kms south east of Adelaide, and has altered very little since the 19th century. Named after Major Frederick Holt Robe, the Governor of South Australia, who selected the site. The port of Robe was proclaimed in 1847. Many Irish female migrants and Scottish families arrived in 1855 followed by thousands of Chinese passengers headed for the Victorian Goldfields in 1857. By landing in the free port of Robe and travelling 150km over the unguarded Victorian border the goldseekers evaded the...

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Feb 7, 2017 - Great Ocean Road and points west.......

5 February Great Ocean Road Ok, todays the day we start 'The Big Lap'. Final packing done, one last coffee from Leveson Street and we set off. Janet and John had been very good to us, helping in all sorts of ways and offering advice and information and a roof over our heads. Thank you very much. We headed out towards Geelong along the freeway and turned off onto country lanes to find our campsite at Forrest. Spotted a sign for wine tasting and food! Dinni Goonan's had award winning wines and very good they were too. We bought a few bottles....

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Oz and the Big Lap

Apr 13, 2016 - day 4 Port Fairy to Robe (SA)

Tuesday 12-4-2016 4th stop long gully Little dip Today I woke up at 5:30 because of my silly older bother he is so hard to share a bed with and i could not get back to sleep I really would like to sleep with my sister even now sometimes I fall off the bed.When I woke up I wish I never did I just want to sleep all day.when I got up we had pancakes and played a game of basketball me and Dad and Mum and Jacob it is pretty office how won my team we were the champions. Then we got back on the road by 10:30.Then we stop to have a look at a pod...

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Apr 13, 2016 - day 5 Robe to Glenelg/Brighton Adelaide

Wednesday 13-4-2016 5th Brighton, Adelaide Today I woke up and need to go to the bath room so maybe I should not of hold on that long Yesterday when I went I sawed a wombat.When I went to the bath room I think I peed for about 2 mins.So I went back to go back to bed and then a bit later we had to get up a 7:30 but it was 8:00 for NSW but we went to to time zone so we are 30mins be hide you.When we got up we had a quick breakfast and start to pack up and where on the road 8:30 are time and your time 9:00.Today we were getting KFC I am so...

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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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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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