ROBE, SA

South Oz is the land of epic beach runs. Pic: southaustralia.com

Robe, on the South Australian Limestone Coast, plays host to one of the country’s classic beach runs. The quiet coastal town is located 330km southeast of Adelaide and is a 4WDer’s paradise.

The coastline is open to driving for many miles in either direction and there are a few inland tracks available too.

The nearby Little Dip Conservation Park is the perfect spot to base yourself for a couple of nights while you explore the area, with the town centre within easy range of a quick supply run.

As with any great coastal destination, there’s more than just driving on offer. There’s some fantastic beach fishing opportunities to be had in the area, with an array of species on the menu year round.

Australian salmon are a prime target here, but big catches of calamari squid, bream and even mulloway are taken from time to time

STUFF TO DO

4WDING is the primary reason for a visit to the area, with the beach from Robe to Beachport open to driving.

It’s necessary to come off the beach at a bypass at a property called Nora Coreina. Visit the Robe Tourist information Centre while you’re in town to pick up a 4WD Information Pack with up to date information on all the local tracks.

FISHING is very popular off the beach for a range of species. The good old Aussie salmon is taken in big numbers here year round, and are a heap of fun to chase on medium surf casting gear. Whole pilchard baits rigged on ganged hooks should do the trick.

IMPORTANT INFO

LOCATION: Robe is located approximately 330km southeast of Adelaide, on the South Australian Limestone Coast.

CAMPING is available at Stony Rise, Long Gully, Old Man Lake and The Gums campgrounds within the Little Dip Conservation Park.

Each campground offers 4WD access to the beach, pit toilets and a rainwater tank. Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water and firewood. A total fire ban is in place from November through to April.

FUEL is available in Robe.

MORE INFO is available at www.environment.sa.gov.au