Lorne is for lovers

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.

Lorne Pier

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.

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 4 years ago

    I agree..Darren. Great write up. Its a beautiful spot.

  • Sure is a beaut spot, Sal. Great for people watching I reckon. :)

    – Darren Stones

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    Well presented text on an ideal location Darren. Do you believe that back in the sixties I encounted a dusting of snow around there, true. That image is a ripper I take it you used a slow shutter, any filters? and are those rocks lit with a burst of flash? I find that foreground lighting intriguing.
  • Hi Terry. Thanks for your comments. I did use a slow shutter speed, and a Lee Graduated Neutral Density filter. I didn’t use flash on the rocks. It’s small shells attached to the rocks that makes them look lit. A bit of luck really. :) Snow at Lorne? Well, there you go.

    – Darren Stones

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 4 years ago

    Excellent coverage of a beautiful part of the would.

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Darren! Your work has been featured in the Australian Travel Photography and Writing group 28 Fen 2010. Great piece on a popular spot. Perfect for water lovers and rainforest lovers alike.

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Sounds like an ideal short-break destination, Darren. Very inviting piece, I must include Lorne on my short-break list.

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Darren! Your work has been featured in the Australian Travel Photography and Writing group.

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