Lorne, due to it's location in the center region of one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road. The town is one of those little places that should definitely be on your itinerary. It's one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road and a popular destination for surfing, plus when the population balloons in the summer season, it becomes a weekend getaway for the city dwellers in Melbourne. Popular activities include pier fishing, swimming, surfing, and camping.
Take one of the most spectacular driving routes in the world; "The Great Ocean Road" in Australia. Combine with a Rental Car and visit; Melbourne (the cultural capital of Australia); next is Lorne (one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road, and surfing destination); after that, Warrnambool (known for its safe, sheltered beaches, its moderate climate, its parks and gardens, and Logan's Beach where southern right whales come to give birth each year between June and September); and then, Portland (with historic buildings, beaches and Portland Bay which is ideal for boating, fishing, sailboarding and surfing). From there, drive to Apollo Bay (entry point for some of Australia's most celebrated short and multi-day walks, and is the perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Walk and surrounding Otway's rainforest). End this trip with a couple of spectacular nights, again in Melbourne before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Melbourne - Torquay: 1 hr. 25 mins. approx.
Torquay - Apollo Bay: 1 hr. 40 mins.
Apollo Bay - Warrnambool: 2 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
Warrnambool - Portland: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
Portland - Lorne: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
Lorne - Melbourne: 2 hrs. approx.