Walking around Robe, South Australia
The seaside town of Robe in the south-east region of South Australia is an ideal area for walking. The town itself is quite compact and so ideal for the walker or cyclist. It is beginning to spread around Guichen Bay, but the beautiful, historic sections are all within a few minutes walk of the main street.
Most of the visitor accommodation is within the town centre or very near to the main street. There are three caravan parks, each with good quality sites and many cabins at reasonable prices. There is also a wide range of other self-catered accommodation, from Bed and Breakfasts through to cottages and up to luxury apartments at the high end of the market. Several hotels and youth camps also provide accommodation.
Walking around the town is the best way to see the beautiful historic buildings that abound in the town. The Tourist Information Centre (in the public library building) has several excellent pamphlets to help you find your way around town. Several of these are designed for drivers, but walkers and cyclists could also use these guides.
Or you could be just like me last week when had a short holiday in Robe. I took a simple map of the town area – provided in the cottage we hired – and just followed my own whims around the town and environs.
I had three aims with my walks:
- Exercise – I went for walks for the good of my health.
- Birding – I wanted to see what birds were around (for my blog called Trevor’s Birding)
- Photographic subjects – mainly to show off here on this blog and on my photo gallery here.