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|Historic Grave - approximately 5 kilometers east of Wye River, is a memorial to several seamen who drowned trying to salvage the cargo from the ill fated W. B. Godfrey which was wrecked there in 1891.|
The story of the Godfrey is on the display board in front of the lookout just past the grave.
|Building 2 Apollo Bay Airport 3 Telford Street Apollo Bay VIC 3233|
From Apollo Bay passengers have a choice of flights and packages designed to enable you to maximize the time you have available to explore Victoria’s greatest coastal landmarks by air.
Experience the Great Ocean Road via the historical Shipwreck Coast to the 12 Apostles in our modern high wing aircraft (flight route follows The Great Ocean Walk). Return to Apollo Bay in time for lunch before a leisurely trip back home via the verdant Otway National Park.
|The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes.|
|Mountjoy Parade Lorne VIC 3232|
There is always something going on. Learn to Surf with Go Ride a Wave everything is supplied. Trampolines are great fun as is the mini golf, swimming pool and skate park. For further details contact the Information Centre.
|Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of the Great Ocean Road and coastline from Teddy's Lookout located at the end of George Street a few kms from town centre. There is also a 1.5 kilometre circuit to three lookouts.|
|• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards|
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|Louttit Bay helps makes Lorne so attractive to holiday makers. This excellent family beach patrolled during main holiday periods runs the whole length of Mountjoy Parade (main street) and is a haven for all types of water sports. Originally Lorne was known as Louttit Bay after Captain Louttit the skipper of a local ketch named Apollo. (Apollo Bay) It was renamed Lorne after the Marquis of Lorne, in 1870.|
|Stroll the fascinating main street (Mountjoy Parade) visit the boutiques, speciality shops and galleries. Take in the cosmopolitan ambience from the many cafes, restaurants and take-aways catering for all tastes and budgets.|
|P.O. Box 142 Lorne VIC 3232|
Lorne Pier to Pub Ocean Water Swim January Each Year is the largest open water swim in the world with some 4000 competitors swimming the 1.2 kilometres from the Lorne pier to the Lorne Foreshore on Mountjoy Parade.
Information: Lorne Surf Life Saving Club Inc
|Very popular near Lorne Point opposite Surf Life Saving Club. On the western side at Vera Lynn and off Saint Georges River. Also popular between Lorne and Apollo Bay at Cumberland River, Wye River, Skenes Creek and Kennett River.|