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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
Lorne Visitor Information
15 Mountjoy Parade Lorne VIC 3232
General Information on Lorne and Surrounds.
Free Maps & Visitor Guides.
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.
Lorne Sea Baths
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.
Cumberland River quite popular beach across from the Caravan Park 7km from Lorne