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Holiday rental houses in Lorne

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Melita Lorne

Melita is a rustic ground floor apartment surrounded by nature with a beautiful ocean view, set on a beautiful property called Springwood in Lorne. There are other accommodations on the property too that are close by. Please read the full description and rules before booking, thanks! :)

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River House 2 - Lorne Holiday Stays

River House 2 is a stylish holiday home nestled in a beautiful bush setting offering guests a quiet and secluded holiday hideaway. But, only a hop, skip and a jump from the town centre!

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Beaches - Free WiFi with blue water views

LINEN NOT PROVIDED – HIRE AVAILABLE Great Ocean Road Holidays professionally manage over 700+ holiday home accommodation rentals in Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Fairhaven, Wye River and more. We feel privileged to live and work in an area that is known for its beauty. This is our backyard. We love sharing it, and encourage you to make us part of your holiday plans.

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Apartments in Lorne

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Cumberland Resort Getaway
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Lorne Swell View, Opposite Beach, Private Garden.
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Lorne Surfdogz -Luxury pet friendly
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Lorne Beach Accom - Apt1
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Hamptons @ Lorne
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Beach Views Lorne
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ONE 36 - CENTRAL BEACHFRONT APARTMENT WITH FIRST CLASS VIEWS AND WIFI
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Lorne Studio Apartment
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Relaxed Ocean View - Ideal family retreat
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Bright Apartment with Sea Views
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Lorne couples retreat 200m to beach Great Ocean Rd
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Great Location! Lorne Beach Apt. Sleeps 7. WIFI

Pet-friendly houses

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Valetta - Beach Side Classic For You and Your Pet
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Waves and Leaves
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Light & Contemporary
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Ocean's Course
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Vista 180 - Dream Beach House
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The Boulevard - Lorne at it's best!
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The Treehouse
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Sur La Mer
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Belle's Surprise- Classic beach house for families
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Allen Cottage - Bring your fur baby!
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Lorne Farm Play
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Delightfully Renovated

Houses with heating

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Jasmine Lorne
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The Chapel A Beautiful View for Two
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Otway Ocean View Retreat
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A Rare, Surfcoast Beach Experience!
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Hilltop Hideaway House
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Tranquillity Base @ Lorne
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Sommerhausen - Lorne Holiday Stays
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Seamist - Elevated With Amazing Outlook
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River House 1 - Lorne Holiday Stays
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Retro Beach Vibes
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Otway Charm - Lorne Holiday Stays
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Saltwater - Lorne Holiday Stays

Your guide to Lorne

Welcome to Lorne

A pretty seaside town on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road, Lorne sits between the bushland of Great Otway National Park and a beautiful surf beach. The Lorne section of the Great Ocean Road is also the town’s main street. Rows of shops, cafés, and restaurants line one side of the road, facing a grassy foreshore and the sandy beach. The coastal road runs past the beach to Lorne Pier, a popular spot to swim and fish, before continuing on to the surf town of Apollo Bay.

With legions of foodies regularly visiting from Melbourne, the standard of the dining offerings in Lorne is unsurprisingly high. Expect excellent coffee and fresh local seafood and produce. Lorne is also well known for its thriving arts scene, with a vibrant community of artists and craftspeople. There’s a strong wellness vibe here, too, with wellness practitioners and spas offering healing treatments before or after your beachside yoga session.


How do I get around Lorne?

Lorne is a two-hour drive from the major international and domestic hub of Melbourne Airport (MEL). It’s around 70 minutes from Geelong’s Avalon Airport (AVV), which mostly handles domestic flights. The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s great coastal drives, so you’ll probably want to have your own car to tackle the winding roads and stop off where and when you like. Grab a rental car at either airport and make your way down the highway to the start of the Great Ocean Road. If you’d prefer to travel without a car, you can book a shuttle service from Avalon Airport to Lorne. Or take a train from central Melbourne to Geelong and then a bus to Lorne. Once you’re here, grab a basic bike for cruising around town, or hire a mountain bike in nearby Anglesea.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Lorne?

The ideal time to stay in one of Lorne’s holiday houses is from December to February, when the summer days are warm and dry and the nights are brisk rather than chilly. Lorne is a popular getaway for Melburnians, so it’ll be packed in the warmer months, especially during the school holidays from mid-December. The town is also inundated with indie music fans for the Falls Festival from late December. The waters of southern Australia can be chilly even at the height of summer, so pack a full-length wetsuit if you plan to surf.

From mid-autumn, around April, you’ll encounter more frequent rainy days, and there’s more rain in winter. Whales migrate past Lorne between May and September. The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts happens in October; the outdoor Lorne Sculpture Biennale, in October and November every odd year, marks the return of warmer spring days.


What are the top things to do in Lorne?

Go waterfall hopping

You’ll find 10 waterfalls within a short drive of Lorne, with Erskine Falls the most photographed. It’s around a 15-minute drive from the centre of town, and flows all year round into a lush rainforest gully. Closer to town, the Won Wondah and Henderson Falls are not far from each other, while to the west the lovely Sheoak Falls also flows throughout the year.

Explore the walking tracks

A wide range of walks start from Lorne, from short strolls along the foreshore to all-day bushwalks in Great Otway National Park. The six-hour Cumberland Falls Walk takes in three of the national park’s most snap-worthy waterfalls southwest of Lorne.

Catch a wave

There are great surf breaks up and down the coast. Lorne Point is known for its right-hand break, and there are more surf spots between the town and Apollo Bay, including Baldy Rock and Sawmills. Cathedral Rock, between Lorne and Aireys Inlet to the north, is also a popular surf spot. And the world-famous Bells Beach is a 40-minute drive up the coast near the town of Torquay.