Lorne is a very popular beach tourist resort town, located on one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road, between Aireys Inlet and Wye River. Cafes and boutiques line the main foreshore thoroughfare creating a Mediterranean feel to the area. Sheltered swimming is available at the mouth of the Erskine River where a long suspension bridge crosses this waterway and the sandy beach below.
There's more to Lorne than just the beach. The mountainous and bushy Otway Ranges form an attractive backdrop to Lorne, with the Great Otway National Park offering many bushwalking tracks. The spectacular Erskine Falls are located just 8 kilometres west of town.
With so much too see and do Lorne is a must see tourist destination.
Set among towering gum trees a short distance inland from Lorne, Qdos Arts is a combination of art gallery, foodie paradise and weekend retreat. With its gorgeous bush setting and 'Monet' style pond, Qdos Arts caters to all things art, architecture, ambience, accommodation and appetite.
December 28th - January 1st A music and arts festival with a diverse range of artists, theatre shows, films, dancing and games
Sunday 8th - Sunday 30th March The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is a not-for-profit, community backed, professionally run art event, which generates significant recognition and a high level of positive exposure for all involved.
Spanning over 100,000 hectares along the coast between Anglesea and Princetown and inland towards Colac, this park features the steep timbered ridges of the Otway Ranges, fern gullies, waterfalls, and a coastline dominated by tall cliffs, coves and beautiful sandy beaches
For a great produce and arts and crafts market check out the Lions Club Foreshore market on June 7th 2014
Now in its third year the Model Boat Regatta is a fun morning for the whole family. Starting at 10am and finishing at 12:30pm. Entry is only $5 Come to the swing bridge and bring the whole family