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Lorne

With its seaside lifestyle and picture-postcard scenery along with its buzzing arts community and the nearby Otways, Lorne has been attracting eager holidaymakers for more than a century.

Visit the Lorne surf beach, the only patrolled beach in town. The sheltered two-kilometre beach is ideal for families and bordered by lawn, gum trees and picnic and barbecue areas. Cool off in the sparkling waters of Loutit Bay or take a stroll up to Shelley Beach to explore the rock pools.

The nearby Great Otway National Park is a nature lover's playground with misty waterfalls, giant ferns and ancient forest. Discover the Erskine Falls cascading into a beautiful fern gully, one of ten waterfalls within ten minutes of town.

Hit the Surf Coast Walk to see the rich ochre cliffs of Bells Beach and the leafy green eucalypts lining the coast of Bass Strait.

Sipping on a cold beer at the local pub or on the pier as the fishing fleet unloads its catch are both iconic Lorne pastimes. Snap up fresh locally caught seafood at the fishing co-op or reel in your own by casting a line off the pier. Keep an eye out for migrating whales between May and September.

Take time out to wander down Lorne's main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores, cellars, eateries and galleries. Grab a coffee at a sidewalk cafe, picnic under the trees on the foreshore, or enjoy a seafood feast at a local restaurant.

January's Pier to Pub Swim and Mountain to Surf Run attract large numbers of competitors and ensure a carnival atmosphere. The Great Ocean Road Marathon kicks off in May and the Lorne Adventure Race in December gets the blood pumping.

For those who prefer to get their thrills from the raw energy of rock music, The Falls Festival, held over New Year's Eve, is an essential experience. The Festival of Performing Arts is a weekend of culture by the sea in September.

Lorne is 140 kilometres south of Melbourne, approximately a two-hour drive along the unforgettable Great Ocean Road.

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Surfcoast Optical Lorne


Nestled in the coastal village of Lorne, Surfcoast optical creates an idyllic location to discover the latest designer optical frames and sunglasses plus a genuine vintage retro eyewear collection labels featured include Prada, Versae, Vogue, Maui Jims and hand made Australian desings such as Jono Hennessy.

Bulk Biled eye testing service is available by appointment. Surfcoast Optical also offer a mobile service through out the otways and the surfcoast with expert advice to help select prescription and fashion frames that perfectly reflect the personality and requirements of each client.




2 Moutjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.1K from Lorne

Tastes Lifestyle


Tastes Lifestyle is a lifestyle store that is a world of adventure, with unique and locally made jewellery, fashion, furniture and art work.

Getting away from the homewares mainstream, Tastes Lifestyle works its magic, allowing you to absorb everything that is tactile, design oriented and fragrant.

The store has your spoilt for choice, from brands such as Alquema, Bemboka, Blunt umbrellas, Brikbags, Dlux, Essence, Hedgren travel goods, Helen Kaminski, Home and Giftwear, Ici et la, Lily and Lulu, Living and Dining, Mud China, Macmillan paper goods, Orbit Key, Paqme, Lyn Wheal. In addition, Tastes Lifestyle have more than seven local artists exhibiting, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, original art and antiques.

Tastes Lifestyle have now added a wonderful selection of gourmet packaged food products to their collection, sourced from both locally and overseas.

Tastes Lifestyle constantly have new, unique and exiting products arriving regularly. For any further information please contact Tastes Lifestyle and have a look at their Facebook page for regular updates.




Shop 3, 32 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.3K from Lorne

Great Ocean Road Story


Experience The Great Ocean Road Story: Building Australia's Most Famous Road. This purpose built permanent exhibition in the newly constructed Great Ocean Road Heritage Centre is located in the Lorne Visitor Centre.

The Great Ocean Road is a memorial to the lost lives and sacrifices of the Australian diggers in world war one. More than 3000 returned soldiers built the road from 1919 onwards, conquering steep cliffs, rugged terrain and dangerous weather so that the isolated towns along Victoria's stunning western coastline could be joined together.

Since its official opening in 1932, the Great Ocean Road has breathed life into the local communities along it and become a mecca for tourists. It is a engineering marvel.

Come and experience the Great Ocean Road Story.




15 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.3K from Lorne

Wolf Whistle


Wolf Whistle, established in 2009 by Sister's Dimitria and Koni Mammos, is one of the most unique fashion stores on the West coast.

Wolf Whistle offers quality Australian made and designed fashion, Jewellery, art and other interesting bits and pieces. Wolf Whistle supports local industry and takes pride in their choice of labels.

For classic, individual, timeless pieces, pop into Wolf Whistle Boutique.




44 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.3K from Lorne

Great 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.

The Great Ocean Walk, stretches 91 kilometres from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay to Glenample Homestead (adjacent to the 12 Apostles). It passes through the National Park and overlooks the Marine National Park.

Experience and enjoy the natural environment on horse back or on a mountain bike. A permit is required for horse riders to ride in the National Park and Parks Victoria staff can assist you with this. The formed roads and tracks provide ideal trails for these active endeavours.

Picnic opportunities abound, with lovely settings at many of the waterfalls as well as Blanket Leaf, Sheoak, Distillery Creek, Moggs Creek, Paradise, Melba Gully, Shelly Beach, Triplet Falls and Blanket Bay to name a few.

There are excellent camping opportunities throughout the Parks.




Great Ocean Road
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.3K from Lorne

Duetto Clothing


At the Melbourne end of Mountjoy Parade is the fabulous women's clothing shop, Duetto.

A favourite among locals and holiday makers alike, Duetto stocks labels such as Philosophy Australia and Andiamo with sizing small to XXXL. The latest fashion and upmarket casual clothing to suit a broad range of range of ages, tastes and sizes.

Duetto is definitely worth a stop.




66 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.4K from Lorne

Lorne Girl


The Lorne Girl stores represent designers include All About Eve, Just Add Sugar, Bonds and the fabulous Living Doll.

Check out the Lorne Bay menswear stores in Lorne, Noosa, and Queenscliff. Selected labels are also in the Mornington Classics store. Beach Club Clothing carry labels that have appeal to all age groups including Tommy Hilfiger, Mossimo, Industrie, Jag, Coast, Blazer, Freshjive and Henley to name a few.




62 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.4K from Lorne

Flying Fishes


Flying Fishes is the perfect place to spoil yourself and others. Australian designed ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass complimented by French costume jewellery, scarves and vintage clothing, Flying Fishes is a must visit shop in Lorne.

One of the smallest shops in Lorne - in the old box office of the iconic Lorne Picture Theatre - Flying Fishes has been trading for almost 20 years. The main focus of the shop is Australian design in ceramics, jewellery, clothing and glass, but we also sell French costume jewellery and scarves and vintage clothing.

Brands stocked include Nancybird, Lea Stein, Sophie Digard, Angus and Celeste, Richard Clements glass, Lazybones, Yoshi Jones, High Tea with Mrs Woo, Bjorg, and many many others.




80 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.4K from Lorne

Lorne Beach Books


Lorne Beach Books has become an institution on the Surf Coast since opening in 1999. The owners have amassed 33 years of bookshop ownership first in South Yarra, now Lorne.

The quirky and rebellious nature of the owners gives the bookshop a very distinct style, with much culture packed into a small space.




108a Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.4K from Lorne

Lorne: Travel Tips

Lorne Visitor Centre


The Lorne Visitor Information Centre provides accommodation information, travel itineraries and local attractions advice, local services and facilities guidance, directional information maps and brochures and a retail outlet offering local produce and souvenirs.

Discounted attraction tickets are also available.

The friendly staff here are wanting to inform you so your visit to Lorne will be as memorable as possible.




15 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, VIC, 3232

Located 0.3K from Lorne

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