Lorne Activities & Attractions
Activities & Attractions
There is much to see and do around Lorne. Visit stunning lookouts and waterfalls, explore one of Victoria's natural treasures The Great Otway National Park which covers 103,000 hectares and combines what was the Otway National Park, Angahook-Lorne State Park, Carlisle State Park, Melba Gully State Park and State Forest areas.
Marvel at magnificent fern gullies which surround huge trees, some many hundreds of years old including the prehistoric Giant Southern Beech tree (Nothofagus). The park outside Lorne has 50 kilometres of sign posted walking tracks.
Building 2 Apollo Bay Airport 3 Telford Street Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Helicopter or Cessna Flights
From Apollo Bay passengers have a choice of flights and packages to explore Victoria’s greatest coastal landmarks by air.
Experience the Great Ocean Road via the historical Shipwreck Coast to the 12 Apostles (flight route follows The Great Ocean Walk). Return to Apollo Bay in time for lunch.
*Flights from $60p.p. (Cessna min 2 persons).
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.
Lorne Surfing Lessons
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.
Cumberland River quite popular beach across from the Caravan Park 7km from Lorne
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.
Lorne Pier to Pub Swim In January
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
The Lorne Falls Festival
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.
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.
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.
Lorne Visitor Information
15 Mountjoy Parade Lorne VIC 3232
General Information on Lorne and Surrounds.
Free Maps & Visitor Guides.