The popular seaside town of Lorne has all the elements of the perfect place for a beachside getaway, surrounded by strikingly beautiful scenic features at the gateway to the famously picturesque Great Ocean Road.
Attractions abound in this area including sites like the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, Otways Rainforest and bushwalking tracks in the mountainous Otway Ranges of the Great Otway National Park which forms an attractive backdrop to Lorne, and the world-renowned surf strip of Bells Beach.
There are views aplenty including inland and out to sea from Teddy's Lookout and less than 10 kilometres from Lorne, the Mount Defiance Lookout.
Or choose to get up close and personal with the Great Ocean Road south of Lorne being a particularly scenic section of road hugging the coastline for much of its journey.
Lorne itself is a very popular beach tourist resort town, located between Aireys Inlet and Wye River, offering all the charm of a seaside village with cafes and boutiques lining the main foreshore thoroughfare of Mountjoy Parade, creating a Mediterranean feel to the area.
There are endless activities for young and old throughout the area aside from its natural attractions, ranging from the annual Falls Festival for music lovers and Love Lorne Performing Arts Festival, to golf, horse riding, a skate park, trampolines, paddleboats and lots of sights such as lighthouses, vineyards, markets and fantastic boutique shopping.
Things to do in Lorne
- Great Ocean Road
- The 12 Apostles
- Waterfalls: Erskine Falls, Phantom Falls, Sheoak Falls
- Lorne Pier
- Vineyards: Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan Family Estate, Gosling Creek
- Beaches including famous surfing hotspot Bells Beach
- Lighthouses: Cape Otway Lighthouse, Split Point Lighthouse
- Cycling Tours
- Teddy's Lookout
- Horse Riding
- Paddle Boats
- Lorne Country Club
- Spotting koalas at Kennett River
Lorne events not to miss
- Pier to Pub - January
- The Great Ocean Road Marathon - May
- Festival of Performing Arts - August
- The Falls Festival - December-January
- Lorne Sculpture Biennale - March-April every second year