Lorne

Travel Guide
Great Ocean Road featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and waves
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.

Sandridge Motel
Sandridge Motel
3.5 out of 5
128 Mount Joy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Lorne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (407 reviews)
"Great location on the Main Street. Clean, modern room. Great WiFi, off street parking."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Sandridge Motel
Cumberland Lorne Resort
Cumberland Lorne Resort
4.5 out of 5
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232
The price is AU$244 per night from 3 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Lorne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,747 reviews)
"Nice experience and close to everything"

Reviewed on 23 May 2022

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
4 out of 5
1860 Deans Marsh Road, Lorne, VIC, 3232
The price is AU$181 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star cabin in Lorne. Enjoy free parking, a hot tub and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"Quiet, comfortable, clean. Just what was wanted :)"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2022

Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
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Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
4 out of 5
1860 Deans Marsh Road, Lorne, VIC, 3232
The price is AU$181 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star cabin in Lorne. Enjoy free parking, a hot tub and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"Quiet, comfortable, clean. Just what was wanted :)"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2022

Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats
Cumberland Lorne Resort
Cumberland Lorne Resort
4.5 out of 5
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232
The price is AU$244 per night from 3 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Lorne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,747 reviews)
"Nice experience and close to everything"

Reviewed on 23 May 2022

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Lornebeach Apartments
Lornebeach Apartments
4 out of 5
128 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232
The price is AU$353 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Lorne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the property condition in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (102 reviews)
"Great Apartment for a family, and an apartment that has everything you could possibly need. Fabulous location right across from the beach and shops. We were here in lockdown and all but takeaway food shops were closed, but we still had a wonderful time. DVD's are available for rainy days. My only ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2021

Lornebeach Apartments
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