|• 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.
|Just past the Lorne Hotel on your left is a great picnic spot with ample parking, barbecues, picnic tables and superb views over Louttit Bay and the town centre. Veeery popular in holiday periods. Picnic spots also at Blanket Leaf or Sheok Picbic grounds.|
|The ever popular Falls Festival which runs from Dec 28 to Jan 1 was the brain child of a local surfer who organised the first event 20 years ago on a local family farm in Erskine Falls Road. From humble beginnings the Festival is now known Internationally with top acts appearing from all over the world.|
|Great Otways 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.|
|Cliff Walk & Lorne Pier Walk|
|Cliff Walk & Lorne Pier Walk across Lorne’s historic swing bridge and around Loutit Bay. Admire the coastal views from the Lorne Pier|
|81 Mountjoy Parade Lorne VIC 3232|
Located on the Foreshore Lorne Sea Baths prides itself on its range of top quality facilities, all tailored for your fitness and personal health needs and with the aim of assisting you in your quest for complete wellbeing. Facilities include: Gym with personal training, Hydrobaths, steam room, yoga, outdoor swimming pool, toddlers pool and fun and fitness activities for the children.
Lorne Salt Theraphy opening in March 2013
|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.|
|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.|
|Erskine Falls 10kms from Lorne following Williams Street which runs into Erskine Falls Road is one of the most visited falls in The Great Otway National Park. Short walk from carpark to the first lookout over the falls. Spectacular waterfall which drops 30 metres into the fern-lined valley of the Erskine River.|
|Cumberland River quite popular beach across from the Caravan Park 7km from Lorne|