Lorne, Victoria, is one of the more popular holiday destination located along the famous Great Ocean Road that has wonderful attractions like beautiful swimming beaches, rugged scenic coastline, pristine National Parks and rainforests, cascading waterfalls and wonderful accommodation to book into. You can plan a holiday that is brimming with adventure and excitement or one that is solely based around relaxation and rejuvenation.
Lorne is a beautiful coastal town with surf beaches, waterfront cafes and restaurants, shopping and dining until your heart is content. You can spend your days wandering through lush National Parks or riding along the beach by horseback or perhaps spend the afternoon visit a cellar door or two and taste test some of the regions finest and most mouth watering wines. The town has a real Mediterranean feel to it as you walk down Mountjoy Parade which is lined with boutiques, cafes, eateries of every kind and fringed by some of the state's most finest beaches.
Take the kids out for a day at the beach where you can swim, surf and paddle around all day long in safe swimming conditions. There are secluded bays and private coves where you can take a picnic for a romantic time for two or even walk the coastline where there are some amazing views to be enjoyed as well as some really great lookouts that provide awesome vantage points.
The Otway Ranges provide the ideal backdrop for Lorne where you can go exploring, see cascading waterfalls, walk through National Parks, do some hiking or even go camping for the night. Perhaps you might like to take a scenic drive along the famous Great Ocean Road from Lorne to Apollo Bay which is a lovely 45km drive that provides plenty of attractions such as Kennett River, Seperation Creek, the Wye River and wonderful lookouts like Cape Patton.
For a better view of the area why not take to the skies in a scenic joy flight or take up a learn how to surf class that will have you standing up in no time at all. There are also excellent day trips to famous attractions like Melbourne, the Twelve Apostles and Bells Beach that you can join in on and at the end of an exhilarating day you can return home to a wonderful hotel, motel, spacious apartment or quaint B&B all depending on your taste and style for your preferred accommodation. Lorne offers some great places for you to stay at for just the night or perhaps longer if you really want to soak up the vibrancy of this amazing coastal town.
Lorne is also home to a number of well known annual events and festivals, one of them being the Falls Festival which is a culmination of some of the best music acts there is. Camp out and enjoy a few days of fun in December in the beautiful Otway Ranges..... could there be anything better!
Lorne has been attractions thousands of people to its shores each year to experience the many wonders that this coastal community is famous for. For it close proximity to the Great Ocean Road, its stunning and rugged coastline, pristine National Parks, golden sandy beaches and plenty more fabulous attractions and accommodation it isn't hard to understand why people just keep coming back time and time again.
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