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Lorne
Travel Guide

Experience the local arts culture, delicious fresh seafood and majestic native forests in this humming seaside town where the bush meets the beach.

With great surf, a thriving cultural scene and the magnificent Great Otway National Park on the doorstep, Lorne has been one of the most enticing getaways on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road for more than a century. Visit Lorne to experience its magnificent Surf Coast beaches, forest-shrouded waterfalls and fern gullies, charming main street shopping district and excellent pier-side fishing.

Enjoy a day by the seaside at Lorne’s family-friendly main beach, patrolled by the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. Pick a patch of sand and stretch out, or stroll along the beach’s expanse. Watch surfers tackling the waves or go for a swim in the clear waters. Grab a fishing rod and drop a line at Lorne Pier. Here, you might catch trevally, barracuda or whiting.

Stroll along Lorne’s main street to find boutique stores, surf shops, terrace cafés and restaurants serving fresh local seafood. Take a seat at a restaurant to enjoy expertly prepared regional produce, or simply grab some takeaway fish and chips and have a picnic on the sand.

Don’t miss a trip out to one of 10 waterfalls located within 10 kilometres (6 miles) of Lorne. Check out the thundering Erskine Falls that flow down to meet the Bass Strait at Lorne’s beach or enjoy a relaxed amble along Cumberland River. Stunning lookouts can be found at Louttit Bay and along the Surf Coast Walk, a hiking trail that leads past ochre cliffs and coastal vistas. Explore the trails that traverse the Great Otway National Park to see stunning eucalypt forest and spot koalas.

Lorne has a reputation for its thriving arts community. Visit over New Year’s for the fun-filled Falls Music & Arts Festival or in August for the diverse Lorne Performing Arts Festival. During March, you can see sculptures on the foreshore at the Lorne Sculpture Festival.

Lorne is located on the Great Ocean Road and is just over 2-hours’ drive from Melbourne, the state’s capital city. It is a great holiday destination year-round. Enjoy the town’s beautiful beaches in summer, hike lush nature trails in spring or spot migratory whales in winter.

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Cumberland Lorne Resort
4.5 out of 5
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
The price is £143 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Great Otway National Park. Lorne Beach and Lorne Sea ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,609 reviews)

"Close to everything. Nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Mantra Lorne
Mantra Lorne
4.5 out of 5
Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
The price is £94 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr

Offering direct access to the beach, this Lorne hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Lorne Sea Baths and Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. Lorne ...

4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Fantastic position right on beach. Ocean views from room was superb. Although a big hotel nicely spread out with grassy space."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2021

Mantra Lorne
Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
2 out of 5
2 Great Ocean Road, Lorne, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Situated by the ocean, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Lorne - Queenscliff Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Lorne Sea Baths and Lorne ...

4.1/5Very Good! (258 reviews)

"Beautiful location. Peaceful and quiet. Great family cabin."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2020

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cumberland Lorne Resort
Cumberland Lorne Resort
4.5 out of 5
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
The price is £143 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Great Otway National Park. Lorne Beach and Lorne Sea ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,609 reviews)

"Close to everything. Nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
2 out of 5
2 Great Ocean Road, Lorne, VIC
The price is £77 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Situated by the ocean, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Lorne - Queenscliff Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Lorne Sea Baths and Lorne ...

4.1/5Very Good! (258 reviews)

"Beautiful location. Peaceful and quiet. Great family cabin."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2020

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
4 out of 5
1860 Deans Marsh Road, Lorne, VIC
The price is £99 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated by the sea, this campsite is steps away from Great Otway National Park and Great Otway National Park. Lorne - Queenscliff Coastal Reserve and Lily Pond ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)

"Great little cottage, very well equipped, well set out with plenty of firewood on hand. We had a great time!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2021

Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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14 Nov 2019

Lots of amenities in a convenient location. We were there on a holiday weekend, so it was busy.

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1 Apr 2019

There's a great laid-back surf vibe here. Not too touristy, but offered plenty with its cafes and eateries.

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2 Mar 2019

One of the nicest towns on the GOR