Lorne is one of the most popular destinations along the Great Ocean Road with day trippers from Melbourne and Geelong visiting on weekend drives and exploring the town on longer stays.
Lorne offers everything for the holidaymaker, a whole range of accommodation from the affordable to 5 star luxuries, a great cosmopolitan shopping strip with bars, cafes, restaurants and speciality stores along Mountjoy Parade. A safe beach is famed for its golden sands and exhilarating rolling surf beaches at its doorstep.
The area is just so beautiful all year round, there is nothing better than relaxing by the Erskine River kicking back surrounded on three sides by lush forest ranges, and to the south by the spectacular Southern Ocean on the other.
If walking is not your style then perhaps a bite to eat and drink in one of Lorne's distinctly Mediterranean feel eating houses and cafes will sure tempt your tastes. Lorne boasts many picnic areas and barbeque facilities as well as a large camping area. The historic Erskine House has recently been transformed into a resort, which along with the Cumberland Resort is very popular with weekend visitors from Melbourne and beyond.
Lorne comes alive in the summer with schoolies week kicking things off late November and early December while New Years rocks with some of the world's best music acts at The Falls Festival.
January hosts the annual Lorne Pier to Pub swim which is regarded by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest organised ocean swim event in the world and attracts 4000 competitors and 20,000 spectators. This is 24 times the town's population of about 1000. Lorne also features various Surf Life Saving competitions and renowned cycle and foot races.