The Obelisk was erected on Cape Dombey in 1852, used to navigate entrance into Guichen Bay and to store rocket lifesaving equipment. The firing of rockets carrying baskets to distressed ships to bring passengers ashore saved many lives.
Later it assisted passing ships with navigation, standing at a height of 12 metres it is easily visible 20 kilometres out to sea. In 1862, after complaints by the Captains that the then white Obelisk was difficult to differentiate from Long Beach's white sand hills, it was repainted in alternate red and white bands.
Originally an old navigational point, Beacon Hill Lookout Tower overlooks Robe.
The tower offers stunning views across the town to the ocean and bay and was built as part of Robe 150 Jubilee year celebrations.
The tower was built by local contractor Marc Dawson and constructed with a central core of Mount Gambier stone ashlars and a freestone face. A poured in-situ reinforced concrete staircase leads to the top viewing platform. Local, paddock-picked, limestone collected from nearby properties was used for the freestone face. Access to the base of the tower is by a timber boardwalk, approximately 28 metres long and with an overall rise of over three metres, was constructed by the Robe and District Lions Club, 13 members contributed in excess of 130 hours of voluntary labour.
Karatta Winery is a boutique winery on the Robe Penola Road, 20 kilometres from Robe.
The winery's vineyard includes 80 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot, and Malbec are planted in terra rossa soil over limestone the red wines in 1996/1997, and the white wines in 2005/2006.
The Karatta winery is next to the cellar door, and the region's maritime climate and cooling sea breezes give these wines full fruity flavours and an elegant finish.
Robe Haven Motel, incorporating Butler's Restaurant, which is fully licensed, offer fine dining complemented by regional wines as well as wonderful views of the magnificent Butlers Marina.
Located in the South Australian historic coastal area, Robe is an ideal base for day trips and offers fishing, golf, tennis, squash, bowls, water sports, walking trails, four-wheel driving and wonderful dining.
Cape Jaffa Wines is the Limestone Coast's first fully certified biodynamic vineyard and one of only four certified biodynamic vineyards in South Australia. Its desirably rustic cellar door complex offers breathtaking views and provides a unique wine tasting experience for local and international visitors alike seven days a week. The adjacent barrel hall, dug into a limestone ridge to maximise the natural limestone's insulating capabilities, is visible from the tasting room and provides a great talking point to discuss other environmentally sustainable practices that Cape Jaffa employs. Cheese hampers for two are also available at the cellar door for guests to eat in or take away.
You'll find wine, olive oil, local almonds and related Cape Jaffa merchandise for sale. Groups please book in advance.
Wilson's at Robe established for 20 years as a regional gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the finest works of Australian artists and crafts people.
The gallery features six fabulous rooms brimming with exquisitely presented displays. Local timber furniture and carvings adorn the gallery as does stunning glass, ceramics, jewellery and unique small gifts. Metal and local stone sculptures along with paintings and artist's prints make browsing through this heritage listed building a treat.
Paramount to your visit to Wilson's is the work of resident artist Terry Johnson who captures the charm and spirit of the seaside village of Robe with his paintings, prints and cards.
Robe is located on the Limestone Coast, 340 kilometres south east of Adelaide, South Australia and 580 kilometres north west of Melbourne, Victoria.
The Robe Golf Course is a 14-fairway layout, played as 18-holes. Four fairways are played twice, two from a different tee.
The course is situated in amongst the beautiful landscape of sand dunes and natural flora and fauna.
The Robe Golf Club can be hired out for specials occasions and functions such as weddings, birthdays, parties, anniversaries, engagements and more.
We have a fully licensed bar, kitchen, restrooms and car park.