Saturday 4th:         Organic produce swap, Sails. 10am-11.30am.

                                   Yoga groove 2pm Robe Institute. Jay Hoad love music and yoga by Yoga Pam, fantastic! $25.

                                    Saturday @ the Station: Wangolina Station Winery. 11am – 6pm. Buses available. Wine, music, food by Sails, USA theme, crayfish dip (yum), Mug on the Run hot drinks.. always a great day out.      www.wangolina.com.au   news.

Sunday 5th:       Dog’s Breakfast Town Beach grass foreshore 9am. How to protect shore birds.

Thurs/Fri 9th and 10th:     Annual Book Sale, Institute. Bargain books, puzzles, games, DVDs, videos, magaines.

Sunday 12th:     Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival. 10.30- 6pm. Buses from Robe and Kingston.   www.capejaffafest.com.au

15th and 22nd:     Attic House, Governor Robe Wines free wine tasting; home made soup and crusty bread $10.  5.30- 8pm. 10% discount wine sales!

Saturday and Sunday 18-19th:     Robe Boat and Fishing Festival, at the Marina.     www.robeboatshow.com.au

Sunday 26th:     Australia Day Ceremony. Breakfast served from 7.30am, $10 big breakfast, $5 pancakes. Ceremony 9am. Robe Institute lawns.

Robe Football Club OFFSHORE FISHING COMPETITION towards end of January.

ROBE FOOTBALL CLUB SUMMER TEAS:     Every Saturday at Footy Club from 6pm. All Welcome. Great family atmosphere, great menu choices.

ROBE BOWLING CLUB: TWILIGHT BOWLS and BBQ every Wednesday, names in by 5.30pm, 6pm start. Flat sloe shoes, all welcome!

Robe Bridge Club:   Saturday,  Sunday 15-16 February Bridge lessons with international bridge player, at Golf Club. PH: Mary 87682013 to book in. All welcome.


Great fun in Robe! 

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Tomorrow  13th December:       THE BOOK SHOP PRESENTS

                                                                WOODSOAK WINES


                                                             ROBE TOWN BREWERY

                                   Wine and beer tasting, nibbles, live music. 6pm.

This will be the beginning of something new from more young Robe entrepreneurs!! Our own beer and our beautiful Woodsoak Wines.

The bookshop with then extend trading hours from 10 am till 9 pm, with its new licensing. Guy will continue to make his AMAZING pastries, cakes, tea and coffee with the addition of some savoury treats and tapas. Great for chilling out on a balmy summer’s evening in the garden.

See you there!


**HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MAHALIAS COFFEE ROASTING HOUSE? Fantastic new extended cafe and shop …with garden alfresco area to come..very soon..before Xmas..



                The Gourmet Food and Gift Pantry.

                      58 Robe Street sharing SKY SEAFOOD’S  place.


                                   *****ALMOST AN ISLAND*****

                                                   BOOK LAUNCH

                       Saturday 14 th December 2 pm, Robe Institute.

7 years in the making, a fabulous book about Robe, its unique culture, history, and much much more!!





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November in Robe

WILSONS AT ROBE SPRING OPENING: This is their 30th year!

The original gallery and first tea rooms in Robe opened in 1983 and has been run by the same family all this time with outstanding quality and reputation Australia wide.

New silk work by Jessie Ellery whose works also feature throughout A Ski View.

New collection by resident artist Terry Johnson, and beautiful new Graphic Design studio Electric Squirrel by daughter Hadley Johnson.

The gallery looks fantastic, go in and have a look.

MAHALIA COFFEE ROASTING HOUSE: Multi Award Winning Mahalia Coffee has become a legend across Australia, all from their boutique roasting house in Robe.

Just finished is a stylish new cafe and coffee shop, with viewing of the factory and roasting process. Paul has incredible flair for interior styling, whist Mahalia his wife is master roaster and blender.

Together with their team.. come and enjoy the full experience of coffee tasting along with gourmet cakes and a shop full of all things coffee and tea. Theirs is an unfolding story of success and entrepreneurial skill !!

ROBE PROVIDORE CAFE: New interior styling looks great, same outstanding service and food. We love dining there again and again..

ROBE PIZZA PROJECT: New owners and fab pizzas, pasta. Friendly smiling service from them all, especially Katie our favourite girl.




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Beautiful sunny days, invigorating sea air, and the garden is bursting with flowers just starting to open. Lawrie has been manicuring the lawns and I have planted so many Christmas lilies, oriental liliums  and gladdys.. Dame Edna would be proud!

Vic Street Pizza has new owners, well know locals, excellent chefs and friendly staff. Come in and try their new menu.

This images show some liliums I have painted from the garden.

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Congratulations to Cape Jaffa Wines named  5 STAR WINERY in the James Halliday wine companion 2013.


Check out the ROBE PROVIDORE CAFE new interior ready for the spring and summer season. Great job!

VIC STREET PIZZERIA will re-open mid September under new owners, should be excellent as usual!

Congratulations again MAHALIA COFFEE has won yet more Golden Coffee Bean National Awards this year. Try their award winning blend whilst staying at A Ski View.

GOVENOR ROBE WINES Attic House cellar door and wine tasting is in Robe’s Main Street.  New EXHIBTION of art works opening early December.

HOLIDAY is opening their new store in mid September..fantastic heritage cottage renovation will be filled with the most DIVINE home wares and seaside fashions. Robe is at the epi centre of this up market yet casual beach style which is now sold Australia wide from Robe!

WILSONS AT ROBE ART GALLERY SPRING OPENING EXHIBITION is in November. Wilsons has a reputation as one of Australia’s finest regional art galleries, with a tradition spanning 3 decades.  CONGRATULATIONS HADLEY as second generation who will be opening her new Graphic Design Gallery at Wilsons in November!!

All this action, entrepreneurial flamboyance, and passion from one TINSY WINSY TOWN with a local population of around 1,200…speaking of entrepreneurs we have more, just guess who has a new  venture in an olive grove, and who continues to restore some of Robe’s heritage and stone work  with FLAIR!

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A Ski View is..


So exciting!!

Announced 17th July.

The Stayz group includes: Stayz, Take A Break, and Rent A Home.  Representing thousands of holiday accommodation providers Australia wide.

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Winter is really here, and with it come the delicious treats put on by our wineries and restaurants..such as:

SAILS seafood restaurant, Robe:

Highlighting the food of different countries, Sails presents unforgettable nights of dining. Last week was the AUSSIE night, with gourmet Kangaroo Pie Floaters, Tim Tam tarts, Lamington Mousse, and Fisherman’s Basket just to name a few.

Next stop..Africa! Can’t wait to see what they create for that. 

Love the dressing up of the staff too, makes it all the more fun.

Winter Chill Out @ Wangolina Station:

Sunday July 7th, 11am to 5pm.

An afternoon of yummo food, good wine and smooth tunes at Wangolina Station Winery, Mt. Benson.

*Two Fat Blokes wood fired pizzas

*Tom Yum curries

*Live music by Mark Elberg

*’Mug on the Run’ coffee

**New release 2013 Semillon Sav Blanc, 2013 Sav Blanc, and 2012 Tempranillo.

Bus from Robe or Kingston $10 ph: 08 87686187

Warm up at the Robe Hotel:

New winter menu and specials nights.

Caledonian Inn:

Roast nights Thursday nights.

Live music this Thursday 27th June, more this weekend June 29th, and Adam Brooks at the Mexican night July 6th!!

Always good by their open fires, one in the bar and one in the other bar and dining area.

SHOPPING IN ROBE .. massive sales of up to 50% off in many shops. Grab a great end of year bargain, beautiful seaside boutiques, surf gear, and homewares.

SEAFOOD.. SKY SEAFOOD doesn’t shut when the cray season finishes, but has fresh and locally caught frozen fish all year round. Open till 2.30pm every day.

MAHALIA COFFEE HAS WON YET MORE NATIONAL COFFEE AWARDS THIS SEASON. THEY ARE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8.30am to 5pm. Come and visit their Coffee Roasting House..have a cuppa and sample their exquisite cakes… yes Paul and Mahalia were also chefs in a former life.


JUST RELAX AND CHILL RIGHT OUT IN THE WHISTLING FISH BOOK SHOP..with a good book, by the fire, on the leather lounge, or out in the garden, pat the dog, enjoy THE LEGENDARY STICKY BUNS with your cuppa, and view Guy’s art work.

ART:  CHECK OUT:     www.jessieelleryart.com.au      and also the face book page    to see the style of original art works which are featured throughout A Ski View.    New exhibition opening in Robe November 2013. 

There is plenty of enjoyment in Robe during winter. For locals it is a favourite time of the year!


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Great house with a perfect location. We loved every minute of our stay in beautiful Robe.

David and Ann. South Australia. March 2013


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