Welcome to the Tarooki Campsite
Tarooki is nestled between Guichen Bay and Lake Fellmongery, Robe, South Australia. Tarooki is an idyllic beach location for school, youth and community groups. Significantly upgraded in 2010, this well-equipped venue is now able to respond more flexibly to your accommodation or conference needs. Tarooki is locatedwithin walking distance of the heart of Robe and can accommodate up to 74 people - catering options are also available to help plan your next event.
Why not make your next event a memorable seaside experience at Tarooki?
Location: Robe, South Australia
Tarooki is located in Robe on the Limstone Coast, South Australia. It is nestled between Guichen Bay and Lake Fellmongery in a quiet bushland setting at the entrance to the Robe township. 10 minutes walk will have you in the main shopping area. Tarooki offers a wide range of environmental and beach activities both on site and in the surrounding areas.
Tarooki is situated on 2 acres of natural bushland and adjoins an inlet which is home to much flora and fanua - providing places to study the natural surroundings or just lay back and enjoy them. A secluded beach is a short walk across the bridge where Drain L meets the sea - an ideal setting for beach activites or another 3 minutes will get you to Long Beach, where you can surf windsurf or launch a sail boat. Just across the road is Lake Fellmongery which provides a safe place to canoe, ski or study another natural water system. Robe has it all when it comes to water and the natural enviroment.
Tarooki offers seven rooms of bunk bed accommodation - sleeping up to 66 guests. Four additional ensuite style rooms accommodate eight guests (twin share), fitted with amenities to suit people with physical limitations, but eminently suitable for leaders or older campers.
Shared shower/toilet facilities are situated in a separate building directly adjacent to the sleeping accomodation, help make this site ideally suited to shoolcamps, family groups, adventure camps or church groups.
Guests are expected to provide a sleeping bag and pillow.
The campsite is designed for self catering, with a large cool room, commercial dishwasher and plenty of oven space as well as a spacious working area in the kitchen. However catered camping will offer you much more freedom to enjoy the benefits of your time in Robe. Tarooki's staff can provide traditional camp style meals, prepared fresh and onsite. We will do our best to cater for your dietary requirements, and tailor our menu to suit your group.
For your more sophisticated functions please speak to our staff about alternative catering possibilities.
Tarooki can provide the ideal location for your wedding ceremony and / or reception.
We are able to seat up to 100 guests at large round tables in our conference facility which overlooks Lake Fellmongery. This building has a built in sound and visual system for all your technological requirements.
If you are looking for something less formal, the balcony with a view of Long Beach might be more your style.
There is onsite sleeping accommodation for 74 people or a short drive into town are many other styles of accommodation to suit your guests needs.
Catering for your day can be organised locally or if you have a favourite caterer you are welcome to use their services.
Tarooki has two meeting areas available for use. Each meeting room varies in size and layout.
80 people with the following equipment available:
- TV /DVD Player
- Poly Pong table
120 people with the following equipment available:
- Data Projector
- Sound System
- Interactive White board
- Flip chart
- Electric Piano
- Electric drums
- Chairs - 120 people
- Tables - 100 people
The South East
The South East region of South Australia offers a unique range of natural and man-made attractions including:
- Historic Robe - Officially proclaimed in 1847 and many of these early buildings are still in use.
- Customs House
- Lighthouse, Obelisk and Old Goal
- Landing place of the Chinese headed for the Victorian gold fields in the mid 1800's.
- Rock Lobster fishing fleet
- Sealife centre
- Little Dip Conservation Park - and its rugged coastline. The outlet to the sea for Drain L bringing water from in land also provides another eco-system for students of all ages to study, and various water sources provide a varitey of teaching environments for geographical and ecology students.
- Movie Theatre
- Many Restaurants
- The Historic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
- The Big Lobster
- Human sundial
- Cycling tracks
- Coorong National Park
- Mt Benson Wine Region
- Beachport, Historic Whaling town
- Beachport Jetty, one of the longest in South Australia
- Pool of Siloam
- Woakwine cutting
- Largest Wind Farm in the Southern Hemisphere
- The Famous Blue Lake
- Port MacDonnell
- The Lady Nelson Discovery Centre
- Mount Stone Quarries
- Picaninnie Ponds
- The World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves
- The Sheeps Back Museum
Programs and Activities
School camp programs are available at Tarooki through our own Beyond Limits Outdoor Education team and provide excellent outcomes for participants. Tarooki provides programs suitable for all year levels and are happy to tailor a specific program to meet your needs. Please contact us to have a package designed for you.
In teams, participants negotiate a series of challenging activities that require a high level of teamwork to be successful.
In teams, participants undertake a number of competitive beach activities designed to maximise teamwork and encourage physical participation - a great way to start a camp.
Kayaking *Year 6 and up*
Explore Robe's waterways in a save flat water environment, great way to introduce students to this water sport. Will encourage team work and cooperation.
Mountain Bikes *Year 6 and up*
Riders undertake a bike riding competency skills test followed by a challenging ride along one of the local bike tracks.
Participants are grouped together as they navigate through the bush setting around the inlet to discover the hidden secrets and bring them back to the team. Great team building activity.
In groups, participants navigate their way through a series of challenging activities that require teamwork and initiative to achieve success.
Water Obstacle Course
Participants engage in a series of fun, yet mildly challenging obstacles. Success is dependant upon the group's level of teamwork, cooperation and encouragement and willingness to get wet and muddy.
This will test the group's ability to listen and support one another as they build a series of bridges over the water whilst staying dry.
Chinese Discovery Walk
Discover as you walk the trail of the many Chinese migrants that landed at Robe and the stories of their adventures to the gold fields in Victoria.
Floor Plan - Camp.pdf (419kb PDF)
Floor Plan - Conference Room.pdf (270kb PDF)
Information - Tarooki Leaders Handbook.pdf (202kb PDF)
Policy - Child Protection.pdf (102kb PDF)
Policy - Tarooki Risk Management Plan.pdf (102kb PDF)
Policy - Tarooki Terms and Conditions.docx (39kb DOCX)
Site Plan - Tarooki.pdf (368kb PDF)