THE NATURAL WONDER OF BUSH, BEACH AND WATERFALLS
Set between the sparkling waters of Loutit Bay and the majesty of the Otway National Park, Lorne is a spectacular and refreshing place, where the bush meets the beach.
An ideal spot to stop and enjoy on the journey, offering a great range of places to eat and drink, quality accommodation, unique specialty retail and attractions and all the magnificence that is the Otway National Park stretching beyond.
During the whale watching season (from May to September), Lorne is prime spot to capture a glimpse of these amazing sea creatures showing off.
With more than 10 waterfalls within 10 kilometres of Lorne, there are plenty of amazing natural wonders to discover.
Lorne's newest attraction is the Great Ocean Road Heritage Centre, located within the Lorne Visitor Information Centre. The displays and exhibits tell the full historical story of the Great Ocean Road - the story unknown by many - which will make your visit to the region even more rich.
With views of Bass Straight and the Great Ocean Road, Teddy's Lookout is a view not to be missed. And around the corner, you will find stunning waterfalls like the mesmerising Erskine Falls.
ART & CULTURE
If the arts is your thing, you'll feel quite at home with Lorne, which boasts a spirited arts community. Lorne is home to the long celebrated Falls Music Festival and Lorne Festival of The Performing Arts. Pop into Qdos Arts to check out constantly changing exhibits and outdoor sculpture park, or visit in March for the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, when up to 40 works are exhibited along the foreshore.
PICNIC & BBQ AREAS
BLANKET LEAF – Erskine Falls Road
Toilets, wood BBQ's, picnic tables and information board.
SHEOAK PICNIC AREA – Allenvale Road
Toilets, free gas BBQ's under shelter, picnic tables and information.
Toilets, free gas BBQ's under shelter and picnic tables.
NORTH LORNE – Great Ocean Road North
Toilets, free gas BBQ's under shelter and picnic table.
SCOTCHMANS HILL (the point)
Toilets, free gas BBQ's and picnic tables.
SHELLY BEACH – Great Ocean Road South
Picnic table, toilet block and free gas BBQ's, (in the carpark between the Pier and Shelly beach).
Where To Stay
Cumberland Lorne is located in the heart of the vibrant seaside town of Lorne on the spectacular Great Ocean Road in Victoria, one hour and 15 minutes from Avalon International...
The only beachfront property in Lorne, Mantra Lorne is tastefully built around the oldest permanently operating guesthouse in Victoria.
Lorne Bush House Cottages and Eco Retreats
Nestled between the lush green bushland of the Otway Ranges forest and the cool blue waters of Loutit Bay, Lorne Bush House Cottages and Eco Retreats offer the best of...
The Great Ocean Road Cottages and Backpackers
The Great Ocean Road Cottages are charming, small early style Australian Cottages, centrally located in the lovely township of Lorne, where the bush land of the beautiful Great Otway National...
Otway Waterfall Tour
Take some time out of your busy schedule and enjoy this Forest bathing experience.
107 @ The Cumberland Resort
You are invited into this spacious one bedroom modern apartment in Lorne. With a pull-out couch, spacious kitchen, large wet room/shower, washer and dryer, enough space for four people and...
What To See and Do
Great Ocean Road Story
Experience The Great Ocean Road Story: Building Australia's Most Famous Road. This purpose built permanent exhibition in the newly constructed Great Ocean Road Heritage Centre is located in the Lorne...
Lorne Sea Baths
The Lorne Sea Baths precinct, built adjacent to the sea baths from 1930 and the Fun Parlor, provides modern recreation, wellness and fitness experiences for everyone.
Lorne Tours offers extraordinary travel experiences. With their local knowledge, they can create a personalised day to enhance your stay on the Great Ocean Road.
Great Otway National Park
The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac.
Great Ocean Road Holidays
Great Ocean Road Holidays offers over 800 holiday rental homes and apartments in Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and beyond.
We are a family owned company that prides itself on quality service and values. Having a network of Retail sites and also a wholesale business for fuel, Riordan Fuels can...
Eat and Drink
Ipsos Restaurant & Bar
Alex and Dominic Talimanidis grew up on the kitchen floor of this restaurant when the premises was operated as Kostas Taverna by the Talimanidis family from 1976 until 2003.
Situated in the main street of Lorne directly opposite the beach, the Lorne Hotel offers the perfect relaxed dining experience in the Ocean View Bistro, or the Rooftop Beer Garden.
MoVida Lorne is a Spanish tapas restaurant located in the heart of Lorne on the Great Ocean Road.
Great Ocean Road Bakery
Great Ocean Road Bakery is the perfect stop for an early breakfast or lunch with their freshly made sandwiches and salad rolls ready to go.
HAH Lornebeach Located right on the Lorne beach on the Great Ocean Road, Lorne's newest and healthiest alternative for the relaxed or active lifestyle is HAH Lornebeach cafe.
Andrew’s Chicken Joint
Andrew’s Chicken Joint is a takeaway shop and cafe situated in beautiful Lorne. They have a full menu and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.