Robe - South East Region, South Australia.

This historic port was surveyed in 1846 and named after Governor Robe. For many years it flourished but in the latter part of the Victorian age it entered a slump which was reversed only by the booming tourist trade of the post-Second World War period. These days it is said that holiday-makers from as far afield as Melbourne are bidding up the price of holiday homes in Robe. It's easy to see why - coastal scenery, historic setting, mainly pleasant climate and excellent location with respect to other tourist attractions in the South East. The town has long been aware of its significance as a heritage centre and trades well on it. The lover of history will experience much enjoyment by setting out on foot with the walking guide and exploring the town. Allow plenty of time !

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Regional Index South East Index

Old Customs House