Destination guide

The perfect coastal escape along the Great Ocean Road

As a stop along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a popular spot for a coastal getaway in its own right. This Victorian town is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, from the stunning coasts of the Southern Ocean to the waterfalls and forests dotting the area farther inland. Spend your time surfing at Lorne Beach or hit the shops and cafes at Mountjoy Parade, and you'll feel like a Lorne local in no time. Choose your holiday getaway from among Lorne vacation rentals that are within walking distance to the town's most famous beaches, and don't forget your surfboard.

Things to do

A thriving arts scene just off the Great Ocean Road

Lorne boasts a thriving arts community and features cultural institutions like QDOS ARTS. Here you'll find a gallery and sculpture park dedicated to local and international artists, and is free to visit. Other cultural hotspots include Lorne Theatre, showing both indie and blockbuster films, as well as Edge Gallery, highlighting local photography. As for natural beauty, you don't need to look far. Head to Teddy's Lookout for panoramic views overlooking the St. George River and farther along the coast. Nearby, you'll get to enjoy the rugged allure of Angahook Lorne State Park and Erskine Falls.

Activities

Great Ocean Road's top family-friendly spot

Lorne is known as a family-friendly destination on the Great Ocean Road, with something for every age. Foreshore Park offers an ocean-themed playground and BBQs so the rest of the family can kick back for a picnic while the little ones play. Nearby is Lorne's skate park, as well as the Sea Baths, which features an outdoor swimming pool with an AquaOrb (a transparent ball made for floating or running on top of the water) and a waterfront trampoline park. When you need a break from all the fun, duck into the wellness centre and spa.

Weather

Achieve your road trip goals all year long

Like the rest of the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a great year-round destination, but the summer boasts the most ideal driving conditions and the best beach weather. You'll also find the biggest crowds, while spring and fall offer moderate temperatures and smaller crowds. If you plan on hiking or cycling, you might prefer the winter months. While generally grey and drizzly, winter isn't particularly cold, making it feasible to spend your time outdoors if you bundle up. As an added bonus, you can expect lower prices on Lorne vacation rentals from June through August.

Natural highlights

Sandy beaches, sunny surf spots and sprawling sights

While Lorne's surf-friendly coast is its biggest attraction, there are also plenty of bushwalks around town, with some starting from the centrally located Visitor Centre. Along the south side of Lorne Beach, take the Doug Stirling Walk, which stretches from the pier. This bit of sea features legendary shipwrecks, now marked with commemorative plaques. The north part of Lorne offers photo opportunities of the town's swing bridge, and if you visit during low tide, enjoy a walk along the sand. Farther inland, you'll find Erskine Falls, which features multiple lookout points perfect for taking in the views at sunset.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Lorne

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 44.6 mi (71.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Lorne?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 725 holiday rentals near Lorne. From 559 Houses to 110 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lorne for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lorne?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lorne. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Erskine Falls: 1,062 holiday rentals
  • Lorne Surf Life Saving Club: 1,061 holiday rentals
  • Lorne Country Club: 1,026 holiday rentals
  • Teddy's Lookout: 1,060 holiday rentals
  • Lorne Sea Baths: 1,055 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lorne listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lorne?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 559 Houses in Lorne. Our other popular types of Lorne holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 110 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 27 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 27 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lorne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 35 holiday homes with pool available in Lorne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.