By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019
There are parts of the world so beautiful it can be hard to lift your jaw off the ground. That’s the Limestone Coast: the south east’s spectacular seaside region. Stunning in summer and cosy in winter, the region brims with spectacular natural wonders and cosy haunts at any time of year. See for yourself.
Turquoise water and sand white as snow tempt tourists in summer, but winter in Robe is just as stunning.
After treading the popular Obelisk Coastal Trail, rug up and stroll the main strip to see the seaside town’s historic side.
Shops exude old-world charm from the 1800s, which is when the town was established. But you won’t get too far down the street before your eyes catch the colourful exterior of Robe Ice Cream Shop. Inside, large murals of mermaids, ships and tropical birds cover the walls and ceiling.
Painted by owner Neil Welsh, the life-size paintings draw you in while ice cream flavours like raspberry swirl and jaffa tempt you to linger. It certainly worked a treat for me.