Whether you’ve made the relaxed village your destination or stumbled across it on your journey along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne will make you want to linger longer.

Take the pace down a notch in Lorne. Even the whales can’t help but drop in during their winter migration. As one of Melbourne’s earliest seaside retreats, Lorne has holidays down to a fine art. Check out boutiques, galleries and artisans’ workshops on Lorne’s main strip then dine on seafood hauled fresh from the town’s shores.