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Overview

Lorne

With its fresh sea air, white beaches and buzzing arts community, the nearby Otways and its relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager holiday makers for more than a century.

Alive in the outdoors

Visit some of the area's stunning attractions in the nearby Great Otway National Park. Discover the Erskine Falls cascading into a beautiful fern gully, one of ten waterfalls within ten minutes of town. Stroll along the banks of the Cumberland River or take in the view over Loutit Bay.

Looking to get the blood flowing? Hit the Surf Coast Walk to see the rich ochre cliffs of Bells Beach and the leafy green eucalypts lining the coast of Bass Strait. For a test of mind and body, visit in May for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, one of the world's most visually spectacular runs.

For those keen on a bit of fishing during their holidays, the Lorne Pier is a great place to cast a line for trevally, barracuda and whiting.

Out by the sea

Whether you're staying overnight or just passing through, take time out to wander down Lorne's main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores, cellars, eateries and galleries. Relax with a latte at a sidewalk cafe, picnic under the trees on the foreshore, or dine on freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant.

See the fine art landscapes of award-winning Australian photographer, Will Dielenberg, at Edge Gallery and catch cabaret performers, dancers and comedy stars at the Lorne Performing Arts Festival in August.

Outdoor arts

Boasting a spirited arts community, Lorne is home to the celebrated Falls Music and Arts Festival that has hosted the likes of The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Public Enemy. Pop into Qdos Arts to check out 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.

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Things to do

Lorne

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Sports tours

Learn to Surf at Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure can guarantee that you are surfing with the best surf school in Australia. We are surf educators and look for the red rash vests on...

From $65 - $325

Walking & hiking

Erskine River Track

Confident walkers will love the challenge of this river track, with its hike by natural amphitheatres and rapids, and frequent river crossings.

Art galleries

Qdos Arts

Enjoy the tranquil Japanese-inspired bush setting of this art centre, cafe, sculpture park and gallery, which represents leading artists.

Walking & hiking

Sheoak Falls and Swallow Cave

Catch a glimpse of the waterfalls within 10 minutes on this quick and easy walk, and visit from spring to autumn to spy nesting birds at Swallow Cave.

Walking & hiking

Cumberland River Walk

Be wowed by the beauty of this river valley trek past dramatic cliffs and peaceful pools, and enjoy a combination of easy and strenuous sections.

Beaches & coastlines

The Great Ocean Road

Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria.

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