Local Attractions

Lorne equals fun, adventure and freedom. The popular holiday haven offers the best of the beach and bush along the Great Ocean Road.

Travel the iconic Great Ocean Road and discover Australia’s best surf beaches, stunning coastal scenery and most diverse ecosystems in Victoria.

Unsure what to do while you’re staying with us? Here are a few of our favourites!

Fishing

There are numerous spots to wet a line and try your luck for a fish, from angling in nearby creeks and rivers to surf fishing along the coast. Experienced fishers can try for a range of species including King George Whiting, Calamari, Gummy Shark and Snapper which are all caught from the beach or rocks along our coast. Rainbow Trout are also found upstream in the creeks and rivers around Lorne. Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide

Bushwalking

One of the most diverse regions in Victoria, Lorne is spoiled for choice when it comes to bushwalking. Backing onto the Great Otway National Park, walk beneath ancient forests and explore any number of pristine waterfalls. The perfect activity all year round, see the wonders of the rainforest in contrast to the coastal landscapes.  Immerse yourself in some of Australia’s best rainforest scenery in the Otway Ranges amongst tall trees, ancient plant life and lush ferns.  Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the wonders of The Otways at the same time. Take a short stroll or go for the day, there are options for everyone!  See walking guide

Waterfalls

Set out from camp and head upstream the pristine Erskine River. Not far up stream you’ll find the cascades, popular with local kids as nature’s waterslide.  For the more experienced walker, take the 7.5km track all the way up to the 30m long Erskine Falls to see one of the longest drops in the region, passing Straw Falls and Splitter Falls along the way.  Or, hop in the car to explore ten different waterfalls, all within easy reach of town.

4WD

Come rain, hail or shine, Four Wheel Driving is a great way to cover some serious ground and see the amazing wildlife and flora in the area. Join a tour or explore with your own vehicle and be immersed in tall forests and heathlands. Pack a picnic lunch and see what the Great Ocean Road really has to offer. 4WD Guide to the Otways

Surfing

The pristine beaches are at your doorstep and offer the perfect waves for both beginners and the more advanced surfer. With all water related activities you should always be careful.  If you are a learner, we recommend you take a lesson or hire a board with one of the following accredited surf schools who are licensed and insured to provide lessons along our coastline:

Go Ride a Wave
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Sea Earth Adventures
Southern Exposure
Torquay Surf Academy

Rockpools

A must for inquisitive minds, explore the wonders of the ocean at low tide. With amazing wildlife including crabs, starfish, sting rays, cuttlefish, squid, pufferfish, sea snails and more in the rockpools, you’ll be amazed. Take the torch out after dark, and if you’re super lucky you might even an octopus!

Take a drive

The iconic Great Ocean Road is a must for those visiting. The perfect day outing, pack yourself a picnic and explore the winding turns that wrap around the picturesque Victorian coastline. Head to the Twelve Apostles to see Victoria’s most iconic landmark and enjoy the journey along the world’s biggest war memorial. The rich blue of the ocean will leave you amazed as you journey further down the coast.

Wine and dine

Did you know that the Surf Coast has some of the best restaurants and winery’s in the region? Explore the local wineries on your own or through an organised tour. Discover your new oasis with this list of Surf Coast wineries.

Explore the Otways

There’s a long list of things to do in the Otways Ranges which ranges from exploring the rainforests at the Otway Fly, to sampling the best food and wine in the region. There’s also a staggering number of breathtaking waterfalls and walks in this area.