By Darren Stones
With classy boutiques for the ladies, and a collection of fine restaurants to satisfy the romantics, Lorne is an idyllic weekend getaway for lovers.
Located on the Great Ocean Road just two hours from Melbourne, the lush Otway Ranges provide a beautiful backdrop to the area’s coastal scenery. The new Lorne Pier is a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the shopping precinct and an abundance of centrally located accommodation options.
The ever-popular and tastefully decorated Lorne Hotel is an ideal spot for a cocktail, bottle of fine wine and an evening meal. The local cafés are modern, offer a range of healthy light meals which are reasonably priced, with most providing intimate indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Superb sightseeing opportunities are located at Erskine Falls and Teddy’s Lookout. Further information is available at the Lorne Visitor Centre, 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria, 3232. Phone: 03 5289 1152 or 1300 89 1152.