Lorne Holidays & Travel Guide

Located approximately 2 hours southwest of Melbourne, Lorne is a picturesque coastal town and popular holiday destination on the Great Ocean Road. Renowned for its relaxed, Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne is home to a vibrant arts community and beautiful white beaches as well as the nearby Great Otway National Park. Embracing life by the sea, Lorne offers excellent fishing off the pier as well as a main shopping strip right by the foreshore boasting cafes, eateries, cellars, boutiques and of course, some wonderful fresh seafood. The region is also home to its fair share of natural attractions including the cascading Erskine Falls, the scenic Cumberland River and stunning views of Loutit Bay.


Accommodation in Lorne can be found throughout town, offering a variety of experiences and views. From tranquil cottages surrounded by national park to spacious apartments close to all the action on the main street, there’s a style of Lorne accommodation to suit all visitors and budgets. There are some charming B&Bs as well as holiday homes offering fantastic views of the ocean, not to mention rustic but relaxing stays close to the famous Lorne Pier. Regardless of whether you’re stopping in along the way on your Great Ocean Road journey or for an extended stay, there’s a wonderful range of Lorne accommodation available.

Lorne Holiday Packages

Lorne holiday packages are ideal for those who wish to combine a visit to this beautiful seaside town with a holiday on the amazing scenic route of the Great Ocean Road. Offering fantastic value for money, these holiday packages are the ideal way to make the most of this iconic tourist attraction. A great way to save time and money when planning and booking your holiday, these Lorne holiday packages allow you to combine all your holiday needs into one discounted package, including accommodation, flights or car hire, tours, meals, travel insurance and more. Allowing you to take care of everything before you leave, these holiday packages also offer added bonuses like free nights, complimentary room upgrades and a number of additional inclusions.


What was once a logging town is now a popular holiday destination, particularly during the summer holidays. Situated two hours outside of Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a wonderful seaside town known for its relaxed lifestyle and lovely range of natural attractions. The main street offers sidewalks filled with cafes, eateries, cellars and boutiques while the nearby foreshore is ideal for a picnic with a view. The town is also known for its vibrant arts community and hosts the annual Falls Music and Arts Festival featuring famous acts such as Public Enemy, The Flaming Lips and Iggy Pop. Of course the region’s natural attractions are a big drawcard including the cascading Erskine Falls, scenic Cumberland River and picturesque views of Loutit Bay, not to mention the spectacular Great Otway National Park.

Getting to Lorne

Located about 2 hours southwest of Melbourne, getting to Lorne is a wonderfully scenic drive along the iconic touring route of the Great Ocean Road. From Melbourne you can take the Princes Highway to Geelong before continuing on to the Great Ocean Road through Torquay and on to Lorne. Alternatively, you can take the Princes Highway to Geelong and continue on to Winchelsea before taking the C151 to Lorne, passing through Deans Marsh. If you’re visiting from further afield and will be arriving at the airport, you can easily and affordably hire a car and make your way along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne. Just take the Western Ring Road south to the Princes Highway towards Geelong. Then connect with the Great Ocean Road and follow it through Torquay all the way to Lorne. There are also a number of public transport options including the Skybus to Southern Cross Station in the city. From Melbourne, V/Line coach and rail services depart Southern Cross Station to Geelong, the Great Ocean Road and Lorne.