Robe experience

Anyone heading to Robe SA
(Last min) Sat 28th April?
OR
Fri 4th/sat 5th MAY?
Really want to go exploring around there , be nice to have a second or more car to go with?

We have our 7yr old daughter with us so it be awesome to meet other family 4wd enthusiasts or explores like ourselves.
Still in beggingers boat and we would like to learn more with what our car is capable off and my partner to learn his car.
 

billolga

Well-Known Member
Anyone heading to Robe SA
(Last min) Sat 28th April?
OR
Fri 4th/sat 5th MAY?
Really want to go exploring around there , be nice to have a second or more car to go with?

We have our 7yr old daughter with us so it be awesome to meet other family 4wd enthusiasts or explores like ourselves.
Still in beggingers boat and we would like to learn more with what our car is capable off and my partner to learn his car.
If your in the beginners boat do not go there on your own to the South particularly around Erringtons.
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
G'day and welcome to the site Michelle and partner.
I agree with billolga, however call into the information centre as they have lots of good info, maps, advice, etc. on what to do.
There is Long beach in Robe, about 12k's long, even 2wd's go there, however it is a good intro. You can drive fairly safely and if you drive higher up it can get soft. A good place to air down and practice your skills before getting on to more challenging beach and dune runs, like from Robe to Beachport. Also depends on weather, tides, etc. and is a very good idea to travel with others and carry recovery gear as well as having good front and rear recovery points on your vehicle.
 
Hey guys thanks for the advice...

We did however researched alot and found a map (from other 4wd blogs/forums someone had posted where all the steep sand climbs/sand dunes and stuff were) then used map me app and pinpointed everything to use offline & checked the tides beforehand. (Screenshot for example)

Safe to say we made it through with dropping tyre pressures down to 15psi..
But also went to grab another pair of maxtrack to be safe and drove on the sand dunes rather then near the harder side by the beach only cause there was no one there and we rather dig us out then to risk fighting against the tides.

We have done saunders gorge with a friend
Solo trips - Goolwa/bird island/deep creek(blowhole beach)/sellicks beach/loveday 4x4 adventure park

Its just hard to actually find some people to go with cos the people we know are too afraid to scratch there car or "its too far"
But ofc we rather have someone to go with as its easier to just snatch each other out.

Were actually thinking bout doing canunda national parks in a few 3 weeks time if anyone is keen hopefully it gives us time to ask some randoms off a fourby group as well
 

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callmejoe

Well-Known Member
Travelling solo has it benifit of being 1s own boss. Yet travelling with company can be safer but more consideration needed.
Bit of a 50/50 in my books.

Glad you still got out and enjoyes yourselves.
 

80lover96gxl

Moderator
If doing Canunda by yourself do not do Geltwood beach, stick to the inland tracks. This beach is long, has steep cross angles, very soft sand and has claimed its fair share of vehicles over the years. A sand flag should also be in your kit.

Canunda is a good run and can throw up a few suprises with rocky sections, water hazards and the like. Take your time and enjoy. Carpenters rocks camp ground has gone to shit over the last few yrs so maybe look for an alternate campsite if planning on staying there.
 
Appreciating all advice as long as Geltwood beach doesn't have any historic thing to see we can skip that as were planning to bring a 2yr with us,

I really want to camp out by the beach (by where the tides stop & find a location safe enough, i've always loved australian beach and a nice romantic beer by the water getaway that we can stay by the kids while they sleep at night will we awesome!) do you know if canunda allows you too or we only can camp at the campgrounds?

Hoping to catch some salmon and go catch some yummy abalone by the rocks etc. Is there a campsite of your recommendations by the beach?

so might do a 2 day for this one with the kids but by the sound of it sounds abit dangerous for a 2yr old..

However we won't plan to go unless we get a good map description and more research on the place and bookmark it again
Will update on this forum when we get things mapped out so we can get any second opinions as well, will even wait for a nice low tide and check the metres of the water etc before going and a nice warm day in hopping there will be others.


we have made a sandpole for robe as well as it was reccomended there too.

Thanks everyone.
 

80lover96gxl

Moderator
Wattle ranges 4wd club have a good map you can download from their website that has all the points of interest contained within.
Beach camping not really recommended but the beach at carp rocks below the lighthouse is generally pretty safe on low tides . You could take the young one down and check out the ship wreck. You can access that beach from the dirt road to the lighthouse. There's a big rocky outcrop there where you may find some abalone.

Not sure if found down there yet but there have been a few finds of blue ringed octopus on the southern beaches of Adelaide recently, something to be mindful of when poking around the rocks down there.
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
G'day again Michelle. Had a look around Canunda National Park last year however it is not directly on the beach, but not too far away.
Does cost about $15.00 a night, not sure exactly, some sites have drop toilets, that's all, bit sparse. Check my pics.
If you are prepared to camp in more comfort look at Southern Ocean tourist park in Beachport. Good surf fishing out the back and if you have a boat can get good fishing in the bay. Caught a couple of King George whiting a pinky and a couple of flatties.
http://southernoceantouristpark.com.au/
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(80lover96gxl) awesome ! The shipwreck is the one i didnt want the kids missing out on.
Haha if its not 100% sure safe, we just wont camp there lol.

Heya rogerazz
Thanks for the pics ill show my partner when hes off work and google search more into it.
No boat here but was planning on taking the kayak if there was no wind lol but now knowing the sand alot more soft then robe/beachport im scared take on more load.
My partner just messaged me saying he just got told by another work mate that the salmon more at salt creek.
Hopefully we can fish at both locations the king george and flat fish would both also be a good meal and $15 is not bad.
 
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