With its fresh sea air, white beaches and buzzing arts community, the nearby Otways and its relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting holiday makers for more than a century.
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 Loutit Bay.
For those keen on a bit of fishing during their holidays, the Lorne Pier is a great place to cast a line for trevally, barracuda and whiting.
Life by the sea
Whether you're staying overnight or just passing through, take time out to wander down Lorne's main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores, cellars, cafes and eateries. Relax with a latte at a sidewalk cafe, picnic under the trees on the foreshore, or dine on freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant.
Boasting a spirited arts community, Lorne is home to the celebrated Falls Music and Arts Festival that has hosted the likes of The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Public Enemy. Pop into Qdos Arts to check out changing exhibits and outdoor sculpture park, or visit in March for the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, when up to 40 works are exhibited along the foreshore.
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Few places can match the vast natural diversity on offer in Victoria.
From surfing the world-famous Bells Beach, to skiing at Mt Buller, or from enjoying an Aussie barbecue at Emu Bottom Homestead, to learning to make wine on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria offers unique experiences which capture the imagination.
Natural wonders abound, such as the Great Ocean Road, renowned for the 12 Apostles and breathtaking sea views.
Echuca and Mildura are nestled along the majestic Murray River, the third longest navigable river in the world. With its awe-inspiring sunsets, the Murray Region stretches along the top of the state into Mungo National Park where you can take an Aboriginal Discovery Tour of the 45,000 year history of inhabitation.
To the west, the Grampians region offers ancient rock art, expansive landscapes and bushwalking.
Discover Port Phillip Bay in style and swim with dolphins and seals, snorkel, or simply soak up the sunshine.
Visit one of Victoria’s 21 distinct wine regions, for world-celebrated wine, and gourmet platters filled with fresh, local produce.
Wind down and relax in the mineral springs of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, or tee off at a top golf course, surrounded by spectacular ocean vistas and magnificent natural landscapes.
Whether discovering Australia’s gold-mining history at an historic township such as Ballarat, or getting up close to native wildlife including penguins, seals and koalas at Phillip Island Nature Parks, your visit to regional Victoria will be a truly unforgettable experience of Australia.
For a comprehensive guide to all that Victoria has to offer, see www.visitvictoria.com.au