The Pelican Shed is a contemporary beach house located between the wetlands and the beach in beautiful Robe, South Australia. Constructed in quintessentially Australian corrugated iron with abundant natural light through floor to ceiling glass windows, it has views into surrounding bushland of the dunes. Private and stylish, it is ideal for up to two couples, with two bedrooms and an additional two bunk rooms. You can walk to the beach beyond the dunes, take a walk along the cliffs to the historic seaside village to pick up some fresh seafood and local produce and cook up a storm later in the fully appointed kitchen.
Robe has a rich seafaring history with over 84 historic sites and old settlers buildings such as the Customs House, a limestone building with striking brick quoins; the ruins of the old gaol, and a 12 meter Obelisk - a stone pillar on the cape that could be seen 20 km out to see which saved many lives by averting shipwrecks and guide floundering ships to a safe haven by firing rockets overhead. A Chinese Monument honours 17,500 Chinese who landed here and walked overland 400km to the goldfields, many never to return home. There are stunning cliff walks, and rugged coastline to explore. The more adventurous could try deep sea fishing with the local fleet, or an off-road experience in Little Dip National Park. The prolific birdlife of the region attracts birdwatchers as there are over 100 species of local and migratory birds attracted to the wetlands and beaches. If you want to roam the region you can head due east to the Coonawarra wine region, then south to Mt Gambier, where you can visit the Blue Lake, a stunning aquatic phenomenon that changes from a steel grey colour in the cooler months to a vibrant cobalt blue in the summer. The volcanic region of Mt Gambier has many caves to explore and spectacular sinkholes to see, like the Umpherston Sinkhole, all draped in green finery where possums emerge from the shadows to roam at dusk, drawn to the gardens to feed.