Australia is a land of uncountable tourist destinations. Even though there are the usual cities and locations that receive most of the travellers each year, such as Melbourne, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, there are so many hidden places of unrivalled value that only locals know about. One such location is the small town of Lorne.
It is found on the Great Ocean Road, some 200kms to the southwest of Melbourne. Therefore, it is not surprising that travelling to the town is usually done by car, as the drive is sometimes half the attraction. Hotels in Lorne can be arranged over the internet, and during the summer, this is certainly recommended. However, if visitors are holidaying in the winter, then a room will most probably be available.
Luckily for visitors, the following paragraphs highlight Lorne’s 10 most impressive attractions.
1. The Lorne Hotel is a nice place to visit, especially for those who are over 18 and legally able to drink! Well, youngsters can also enter the hotel before a certain time, so lunchtime is usually the time visitors will see younger patrons. The hotel is a landmark in the town, and provides one really fantastic beer garden and menu.
2. The lookout, which is commonly referred to as Teddy’s Lookout, is the perfect spot for couples and tourists interested in viewing an amazing, panoramic site of the surrounding area around Lorne. Don’t forget, Lorne sits on the beautiful Great Ocean Road, so there are plenty of things to look for when on top of the town.
3. Angahook State Park is a reserve found not too far out of the township, and is usually swarming with bushwalkers and picnickers. It offers several kilometres of walking tracks for outdoor-minded people. Great for walkers.
4. Even though there are no large shopping malls and department stores in the town, there is a convenient and enjoyable shopping centre located in the middle of the settlement. However, rather than being renowned for its goods and products, the shopping precinct is known for its stunning views of the bay.
5. Erskine River is one of the most attractive natural features in the city of Lorne. It passes through the town, and is perfect for tourists who want to explore via a more adventurous way, such as using river rafting and using kayaks.
6. The Lorne Pool, which is a great alternative to the beach when the beach is jam packed with swimmers and surfers, is renowned also. Yes, it is just a swimming pool, but in the summer, activities are put in place, including trampolining facilities.
7. The local golf course is quite famous in Victoria, especially within the Great Ocean Road region. Golf lovers will certainly enjoy this attraction!
8. The Great Otway National Park is more renowned for its picnicking spots and bushwalking tracks than any other park in the region. It is home to some magnificent falls, and many kilometres of tracks, from easy to challenging.
9. The pier that juts out from the coastline of Lorne is certainly the second most important attraction in the city. It is home to some stunning restaurants, especially a famous seafood one, and also provides a spot for fishing. Visitors can catch many common fish, including the beautiful trevally and barracuda.
10. The beaches of Lorne are undoubtedly the number one attractions of Lorne. They stretch for quite a long distance, even though they are intermittently divided by rocky outcrops. During the summer period, tourists will see a packed beach on most occasions, but during the winter, they all become bare except for a few surfers.
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