Road Trip to Robe…

What better way to spend an extra long weekend than hop in the car and hit the road… west. I’ve wanted to visit Robe in South Australia for ages but it’s a big drive and we were waiting for the right weekend.

We arrived in Robe in time to see our first stunning sunset here.

We smashed out the drive in less than a day, leaving home at 6am, stopping for a stretch and a play at Hamilton Botanic Gardens, lunch in Mount Gambier, stopped to visit the incredible Umpherston Sinkhole (this has been on my visit wishlist for AGES… so worth the stop!) and finally arrived at our Airbnb in Robe just before 4pm.

What a cute little town Robe is with gorgeous heritage buildings lining the main street. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the water while having dinner at the Robe Hotel one night. Then another night we had fish and chips on the beach over the road from the pub and were treated with our third glorious sunset in a row. Absolutely breathtaking Autumn sunsets. We were very lucky to score a brilliant and reasonably priced Airbnb one street back from a lovely little cove called Hooper’s Beach. It was a 70’s unrenovated, well-loved family beach shack with everything we needed including the best deck ever!

Hooper’s Beach where we spent many hours!

Cute Robe buildings
Pretty garden in Robe
Another gorgeous oldie
Robe icecream shop was a hit

On Day two we drove to nearby Kingston to visit the giant lobster then went back to Robe to visit the famous obelisk that is on a crumbling cliff face, nearly ready to make its final resting place the ocean. The kids loved the old Gaol ruins near the obelisk but I forgot to take any photos of this, d’oh!

Lobster shop, Kingston
Giant lobster 🦞

Driving into Beachport a bit before Robe
Cute store front in Kingston

After a good stint on the beach on our last full day, we decided to visit a nearby camel farm called ‘Humpalicious Camel Farm’. I had low expectations, but it was really fun. We went on the solar powered buggy ride to feed the camels and it was so funny. The camels chase the buggy, trying to get food from the sides where it is suspended in buckets. Then, once the buggy stops in the paddock, they all rush over and shove and snort at each other, jostling for some of the food. It was a different experience, that’s for sure!

And just like that, it was time to hit the road back home. Thanks for having us beautiful South Australia. We’ll be back for more adventures soon!!

Fish and chips with a side of sunset 😍
Robe Hotel dining room overlooks the water
Our awesome Airbnb deck. I miss this!
Cute kitchen views.

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