Lorne is a picturesque town spread around the foreshore of Loutit Bay with many wonderful shops and places to eat. Lornes' stunning natural beauty, from the sparkling waters of Loutit Bay to the lush green backdrop of the Great Otway National Park, which have been drawing holiday makers to Lorne for generations. The foreshore is great for families with a pool, skate park, trampolines and the beautiful front beach. The cosmopolitan township of Lorne has a variety of great shops, restaurants and galleries and is the place to be seen.
The waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park are spectacular and worth a visit. Walks range from a quick 10 minute walk to much longer and more strenuous ventures. Many of the walks in the Angahook Lorne State Park meander along the old timber tramways dating from the logging days. The extensive network of well maintained walking tracks in the park enables visitors to explore the natural attractions of the area. Bushwalking opportunities range from short strolls to day walks. Many of the walks start from the various pinic areas in the park.
A very worthwhile short drive to Teddy’s Lookout makes for an excellent photo stop, just at the back of the Lorne township, with fantastic views down onto the Great Ocean Road below. A short 9kms drive takes you to Erskine Falls carpark, and a short 10 minute walk down some well made steps will bring visitors to Lorne's most visited waterfall. Well worth a walk if you can allow the time is the walk back to the Lorne township from the Erskine Falls, following the Erskine River downstream to the township. Splitter Falls and Straw Falls are another two waterfalls that walkers will pass on their way back downstream. There are many other waterfalls in this area and many walking tracks so plan ahead and allow some time to experience Lornes' natural attractions.
The Lorne pier is a great spot to try your hand at fishing. The restaurant at the end of the pier has an excellent selection of local seafood dishes if you aren't lucky enough to catch your own! The beaches and rocky outcrops around Lorne are popular for fishing, but check with the locals for advice on when and where to fish, as rock fishing can be dangerous. Many creeks near the coast yield good catches of freshwater fish. Fishing licences are required for all waters.
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