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...
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...
Around About Lorne
Around About Lorne Studios or Bed and Breakfast has the best of both worlds, bush and beach.
The only beachfront property in Lorne, Mantra Lorne is tastefully built around the oldest permanently operating guesthouse in Victoria.
dlux + escape @ Lorne
dlux + escape @ Lorne is a three level, two bedroom, two bathroom, light and airy North Facing Apartment.
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...
What To See and Do
Go Ride A Wave - Lorne
When you join a surfing lesson with Go Ride A Wave, you are learning to surf with Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation.
Live Wire Park
Visit Australia's most electrifying adventure park. Unplug, recharge and set your senses alight with the beauty of the Great Ocean Road whilst zip lining, roller coasting, climbing, exploring and wandering...
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 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...
HAH Lornebeach Located right on the beach on the Great Ocean Road, Lorne's newest and healthiest alternative for the relaxed or active lifestyle is HAH Lornebeach cafe.
MoVida Lorne is a Spanish tapas restaurant located in the heart of Lorne on the Great Ocean Road.
Around the region
The Story of the Road - 100 Year Celebration of the Great Ocean Road
19 September marks 100 years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road, and to celebrate there will be a special program...
Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)
The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October with a host of exciting live performances.
Lorne Sculpture Biennale
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is Victoria's largest free public outdoor sculpture event.