Lorne Region - Things To Do & Upcoming Events
Lorne is situated on Louttit Bay, just a two-hour drive west of Melbourne, Victoria. It offers plenty to do such as surfing with great waves for those who are just beginning and for the more experienced (just remember to be patient when trying to grab a wave among the 50 surfers that can line up at the point when it works). Over the New Year’s holidays, the Falls Festival draws in international headline acts along with 15,000 revellers. Add in the famous Pier-to-Pub swim, held a weekend later – which started as an informal challenge between the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club members over 20 years ago (and is now the biggest open water swimming event in the world, capped at 4,000 swimmers) – Lorne is a pit-stop not to be missed when travelling on the Great Ocean Road.
Its happens every New Year’s Eve when some of the world’s best bands and musician arrive our small beach-side town lorne
to help make the transitions between the year that has passed to the year approaching a memorable one.
Every day all day Woop Woop
The Amy Gillett Foundation
Chopstix proudly supports The Amy Gillett Foundation Adventure Race National Series- THE ADVENTURE START HERE! We invite you to join us. As best cycling event Catering to cyclists of all abilities.
In 1922, the first section of the Great Ocean Road opened between Lorne and Cumberland, where the Cumberland River carves arocky gorge-like path, spilling into the Southern Ocean. Great place with kids for swimming and have a sunny lazy day
Cuda Dance Bar Lorne
Cuda Bar is the live entertainment hub for Lorne. Featuring a wide array of live bands and DJ acts suitable for all ages (18+). 20 meters from Chopstix 96 Mountjoy Parde Lorne VIC 3232 Australia
The Great Ocean Road
The breath-taking views of the Southern Ocean, lapping at Mother Nature’s Otway Forest or the hope of sighting a koala, can cause most drivers to slow down.
Located next to lorne swing bridge, fresh beach side cafe, serving coffee and food seven days a week. peddle boats and beach chairs. Every Friday BBQ lunch Look for our Argentinian friend Jorge Enrique Guerrero and we can ensure you he will look after you.
Qdos Arts is the epicentre of the vibrant arts scene in Lorne. What began as a studio, then a gallery, cafe and sculpture park to celebrate the visual, performing and gourmet arts + Japanese-inspired tree-houses accommodation.
Just on the back of Lorne is Teddy’s Lookout. A walkway takes you to the viewing platform where you have breath taking coastal views of the surf breaking into the mouth of the Saint George River and rain-forest covered
Kennett River located approx 20 minutes drive from Lorne in the middle of the most spectacular famous Great Ocean Road, half way between Lorne and Apollo Bay. The Great Otway National Park surrounds Kennett River making a beautiful backdrop. Native animals are not shy around the area and It's a great place to see Koalas, Native birds such King Parrots and Kookaburras, Dolphins, Seals and even Whales.
Stop in to the beautiful village seaside town Apollo Bay, located at the foothills of the Otways. Surf-fish-eat-relax-party what else do we need... Hit the waters of the southern ocean and explore rain-forests full of waterfalls and crystal clear water. Hips of adventures for the day trippers. check also The Apollo Bay Market as its held every Saturdays and provides an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with handmade wares, conversation, coffee and the beach all on offer.
The Lorne Sculpture is a professionally art event, which generates significant recognition and positive exposure for all involved.
The event will see a unique sculptures, with small and large sculptures on display,
and live performance art where an artist uses their body to create a real-time experience.
New year eve & November-April Events
Lorne Erskine Falls are at the end of Erskine Falls Road 8 km north west of
96 mountjoy parade Lorne Chopstix. There is a viewing point above the falls and a walking track leads to the base of the falls. The Erskine falls drop 31 metres in to the fern-lined valley. one of the most WOW falls in the Otways Region. For the bush lovers Erskine Falls Lorne Walk Track - Time Distance 8 km.
Don’t try it if water levels are high. Start at the Erskine Falls car park and continue through the natural mark track.
prime surfing spots along this section of coast. The Great Ocean Road:
Johanna Beach - Red Johanna Rd, Johanna VIC 3238, Australia
Lorne Point - 96 Mountjoy Parade Lorne VIC 3232, Australia
Bells Beach - near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc VIC, Australia
Cathedral Rocks next to Big Hill Surf Coast VIC, Australia
Bells Beach is the home of the world's longest-running surfing competition-the Rip Curl Pro Surf & Music Festival, located 99 km of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near Torquay 40 minutes drive from Lorne.
first held in January 1961 and then at Easter every year. famous for its good waves and the final scene of the film Point Break.
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, 2 hours drive from Lorne on the amazing Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia, (one of the most beautiful drive you will do in your life, guarantee)!!! Currently there are eight apostles left, the ninth stack having collapsed few years ago. Its a significant and spectacular spot and
a must do to any one that traveling in Victoria.
Hips of good camp site in and surround Lorne. some are free some more touristy. below few of our favorites:
The camping area located just beyond the outskirts of Lorne off Allendale Road on the banks of St George River.
Or Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park, Address: 2 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne VIC 3232, Australia
All We Need Is Love.
Any Naughty Valentines Day Ideas? Pop into our Lorne restaurant during Valentine weekend, You will be surprise.
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