Watch the Southern Ocean swells break on the rocks below the balcony with the Lorne pier in the foreground and the Split Point Lighthouse in the distance.
The two bedroom apartment has been tastefully refurbished and features a fully equipped open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area with water views.
BEDROOM 1 has a Queen bed.
BEDROOM 2 has two Single beds which can be pushed together to make a King size double.
Linen is NOT provided.
You can watch the spectacular sunrises over the ocean from the east facing deck along with the occasional whale and dolphins near Point Grey. The deck features an outdoor dining setting, BBQ and sun lounge.
Armytage Street is one street back from the Great Ocean Road on the Apollo Bay side of Lorne next to the State Forest.
Listen to the waves break on the rocks below and watch the surfers near Point Grey. Walk to the landmark Pacific Hotel or Anglers Club for a cold beer
Lorne is a very popular beach tourist resort town, located on one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road, between Aireys Inlet and Wye River.
Cafes and boutiques line the main foreshore thoroughfare of Mountjoy Parade, creating a Mediterranean feel to the area. Lorne's wide foreshore area extends from the shops on Mountjoy Parade down to the patrolled sandy beach areas. Further south at Point Grey is the jetty where the annual Lorne Pier to Pub open water swim is held, attracting national interest. Sheltered swimming is available at the mouth of the Erskine River where a long suspension bridge crosses this waterway and the sandy beach below.
Good views of the area can be enjoyed from Teddys Lookout, at the southern end of George Street. The upper and lower lookouts offer views inland as well as south along the coast and down to the point where the Great Ocean Road crosses the George River at its mouth. Views of the town and its main beach can be experienced from several of the picnic spots along the Great Ocean Road between the Surf Life Saving Club and Point Grey.
There's more to Lorne than just the beach. The mountainous and bushy Otway Ranges form an attractive backdrop to Lorne, with the Great Otway National Park offering many bushwalking tracks. The spectacular Erskine Falls are located within the park, just 8 kilometres west of town.
The Great Ocean Road south of Lorne is a particularly scenic section of this popular tourist route with the road hugging the coastline for much of its journey. Less than 10 kilometres from Lorne is the Mount Defiance Lookout, while further south is the small and very scenic coastal community of Wye River.
Art & culture:
A contemporary art gallery set on a 3 acre bush site and including a sculpture garden, ceramics studio and cafe
Parks, gardens & trails:
Great Otway National Park
Spanning over 100,000 hectares along the coast between Anglesea and Princetown and inland towards Colac, this park features the steep timbered ridges of the Otway Ranges, fern gullies, waterfalls, and a coastline dominated by tall cliffs, coves and sandy beaches
Festivals, exhibitions & events:
A music and arts festival with a diverse range of artists, theatre shows, films, dancing and games
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition
A festival of contemporary sculpture with guided tours and workshops
Lorne Surf Life Saving Club
Offering information on local water-based events including the Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf races
Features big screen satellite TV, music via ipod dock, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, new comfortable beds, board games, large outdoor garden, parking.
Relax and unwind in the seaside town of Lorne, with its Mediterranean feel and charming scenery, attracting visitors for more than a century. Enjoy the mild weather, café culture, shops, boutiques and galleries.
Visit some of the area's stunning surrounds in the Great Otway National Park. Discover the Erskine Falls cascading into a beautiful fern gully. Stroll along the banks of the Cumberland River or take in the view over Louttit Bay.
Sample the seaside life.
Take time out to wander down Lorne's main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores, cellar, cafés and eating spots. Relax with a latte at a sidewalk café, picnic under the trees on the foreshore or dine on freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant.
THINGS TO DO
Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne
6 - 8 September 2013
The annual Festival of Performing Arts - Culture By The Sea is on again this 6-8 September 2013. Immerse yourself in a weekend full of music, dance, street performers, circus and spoken word with a stunning coastal backdrop.
The Great Ocean Road
Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria.
Qdos Arts is the epicentre of the vibrant arts scene in Lorne. What began as a gallery, cafe and sculpture park to celebrate the visual, performing and gourmet arts has grown into a complete respite for creative souls.
Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Otway Ranges amongst tall trees, ancient plant life and lush ferns.
Make a day trip to the Otway Fly - a tree-top walkway that is tucked away in a quiet part of the Otway Ranges.
Hear the roar of falling droplets pounding into the waters below at spectacular waterfalls and cascades in the Otways and surrounding region.
The Bottle of Milk
Situated on the Lorne's main st, Mountjoy Parade, The Bottle of Milk was opened in 2008 by Brett Graham and Robert Lowther. Having previously opened a popular pizza shop in Lorne, Pizza Pizza, Brett and Robert wanted to bring good quality hamburgers to Lorne. Their delicious burgers can be eaten on one of the large outside tables , a vintage chair inside or taken across the road to the beach.