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Lorne Visitor Information Centre

Phone: 1300 891 152

The Lorne Visitor Centre is conveniently located at the corner of Mountjoy Parade and Otway Street, and is a valuable resource for all visitor information needs.

The friendly staff and volunteers at the Lorne Visitor Centre provide visitors with acomprehensive referral system on where to stay in Lorne, the Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road region. With information and advice on what to see and do, local produce and gifts, free maps, itineraries, guides, discounted attraction passes and tours, internet terminals and now with limited FREE Wi-Fi (20 minutes/15MB per day).


GORATS - Mountain Bike and Canoe Tours Lorne and surrounds call Simon Williams on 0417 576 973

Otway Harvest Trail – Local wineries and produce are open mainly weekends & public holidays. Please come in and pick up a 2013 Otway Harvest Trail brochure from the Lorne Visitor Centre for more information. The Visitor Centre also offers a large range of local produce for sale

Barwon Park Winchelsea - Open Wednesdays and Sundays 11am-4pm

Surf World Museum Torquay – Open daily 9am-5pm Ph: 5261 4606

Go Ride a Wave – Classes available on beaches around the Surf Coast Advance bookings essential. Ph: 1300 132 441

Hastings Ostrich Farm Winchelsea - Tours 11am & 1.30pm Meet at The Vault in Winchelsea. Bookings Ph: 5267 2001

Planet Mud Adventures – Paintball, Segway and Globe riding Outdoor Adventure Centre in Yeodene (40min from Lorne)


There is a relatively new adventure company in Lorne called Go Rats. Please visit - http://www.gorats.com.au/


For something to get the heart rate going: ‘Lorne to Erskine Falls’ or ‘Cora Lyn Cascades’ is recommended; or for a more leisurely walk ‘Kiora Caravan Park to the rapids’ or ‘Blanket Leaf Picnic ground to Erskine Falls’ is a local recommendation. Visit www.visitlorne.org for more information.


There are lots of great breaks to catch a wave around Lorne- Cathedral Rock, the Point or off the main beach. Don’t be shy, ask the locals and we’ll let you on the local breaks.


Qdos Arts has been bringing world renowned contemporary arts to the region for over two decades.

Visit Lorne Sculpture 2014 –a three-week festival of contemporary sculpture to entertain, amuse and inspire from Saturday 8 to Sunday 30 2014. The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts is on again on 6-8 September 2013.

Visit the Lorne Theatre for one of the latest blockbusters or arthouse flicks.

For ongoing news and information about Lorne purchase a Lorne Independent subscription online.


Take bounce on the ‘tramps’, hit of minigolf, laps at the pool, a private surf lesson or a ride on the Segway! Contact Club Lorne or Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours for some kayaking lessons on The George River, mountain biking or outdoor adventure. Lorne also offers fantastic playgrounds; fishing from shore or the Lorne Pier, a skate park, paddle boats, ducks to feed and more!


Enjoy a massage or treatment at Endota Spa Mantra or The Cumberland Resort.


Planning a special dinner for two or catch up with friends? Lorne has some fabulous fine dining restaurants to keep your busy. Here are some of our favourites...

  • The Grand Pacific Hotel
  • Saproitalia
  • The Ovenhouse
  • Cuda Bar
  • Qdos Arts Cafe
  • Marks Restaurant
  • Mexican Republic


There are so many spots to take the kids in Lorne. Whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, sandwiches, coffee or an icecream, we have a selection of some of the child friendly spots in town:

  • Banks Restaurant at the Lorne Bowls Club
  • Lip & Sip Cafe   
  • Moons Cafe
  • Mexican Republic
  • Cuda Bar
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Bottle of Milk
  • Saporitalia
  • Louttit Bay Bakery
  • The Ovenhouse
  • Qdos Arts Cafe
  • The Grand Pacific Hotel
  • The Cumberland Milkbar
  • The Lorne Hotel
  • Mantra Brasserie 144° & Bar
  • Chopstix Noodle Bar

Whether it be Rudi the butcher from FoodWorks; the boys from Pizza Pizza producing the most magical creations from their authentic pizza oven; the Top Ranking burgers from Bottle of Milk; the family friendly vibe of The Ovenhouse; a delicious lunch in the tranquility and cultural surrounds of Qdos Arts Cafe; the spicy curries and live music at Cuda Bar; the bistro at The Grand Pacific Hotel; or Corner Slice Pizzeria Bar at the Lorne Hotel; a dinner for two right on the beach at the Lorne Beach Pavillion; a great coffee at Moons Cafe; perhaps an in-house dinner from Mantra Brasserie 144° & Bar; fresh breads and pastries from Louttit Bakery; an award winning ice-cream or gelato from Lip & Sip or breakfast at one of the many serviced B&B’s.... Lorne is sure to keep you coming back for more. A week is not long enough to experience all the dining options of Lorne- you’ll need to stay a lifetime! Weddings, work functions, conferences, something romantic, out with the kids, takeway, cooking at home... we can’t wait to treat you to something special.

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