Lorne Visitor Information Centre

Lorne Visitor Information Centre

Lorne Visitor Information Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Drop into the Lorne Visitor Information Centre to ensure you make the most of your stay on the spectacular Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road. Professional and friendly advice on attractions, things to see and do, restaurants, cafes and upcoming events. Free maps and visitor guides available.
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Petra H
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are some beautiful walks get advice from Lorne Visitor center and they will supply you with lots of maps tailored made to what you want to do and your level of fitness.
Written 16 April 2023
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My wife and I visited this Information Centre, while we were in Lorne, during our recent holiday.

We like reading about the story of the Great Ocean Road and looking at the collection of old photographs that show the construction of the Great Ocean Road a long time ago. There is an entire section of the venue that is dedicated to this.
Written 9 October 2022
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TravellingWillbury
London, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Thank you to the friendly staff and a really nice on site shop to pick up some local art and other keep sakes - staff are very helpful too !
Written 3 May 2022
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Cubkel
Echuca, Australia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Very informative and engaging permanent exhibit which you might miss as it is not particularly advertised. Worth stopping in and having a look. It's free
Written 23 March 2022
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Oilersfan1
Rosebud, Australia634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Well worth stopping in for a visit. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice little shop for gifts. Lots of area information
Written 7 March 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My wife and I stayed across the road from this place at The Mantra Resort for three nights during our recent holiday in Lorne.

We walked here to have a look at the information available and collected some maps and travel information brochures.

This place is very clean and well maintained.

Covid-19 measures are being enforced with checking of vaccine certificate upon entry, wearing of mask and check-in app being used.
Written 26 November 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor. It's always great to receive such positive feedback from visitors. The Lorne Visitor Information Centre prides itself on providing friendly knowledgeable information to all visitors in a covid safe setting. Whilst visiting our centre, please collect your free brochures, maps and fact sheets on our region. Also available are accessible public toilets, free parking, free WIFI, free electric vehicle charging and access to the Great Ocean Road Story, a free exhibit uncovering the construction of the Great Ocean Road. Thank you again for your review.
Written 21 December 2021
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gregs3071
melbourne7,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
The Lorne Visitor Information Centre is easy to find. If you are heading West on the Great Ocean Road the centre is on your left (seaward), after the Memorial Arch, as you are entering the town. There is plenty of parking and the shopping strip begins just across the road.

I visited there before grabbing some lunch on day one of my Great Ocean Road tour. I asked for advice on the best sights to see between Lorne and Apollo Bay. The guy recommended Teddy's Lookout, Erskine Falls, Kennett River, and Carisbrook Fall, and marked them on a map which he gave me. As it was the Winter Solstice and daylight hours are short I also asked if I would have enough time to visit all those places before dark. He assured me that I would.

I also asked about scenic places to sit while eating my lunch and he recommended a couple of locations on the foreshore with picnic tables and also the Lorne Pier, and marked them on the map, too.

The Visitor Information Centre also has a couple of charging stations for Electric Vehicles. I did not use them as my vehicle has an infernal combustion engine so I can give no further information about them.

I got some lunch from the bakery and parked down near the Surf Lifesaving Club at the end of the beach and sat at one of the picnic tables and watched the kids surfing. I visited Teddy's Lookout and Erskine Falls, which are located behind the town, and stopped by at the pier on my way out of town.

I was delayed by roadworks and, therefore, decided to skip Kennett River. I was twice more delayed by roadworks, the latter blocking the road to Carisbrook Falls. If not for the roadworks I think I would have had ample time to visit them both.
Written 22 July 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to comment on Tripadvisor. It's always great to receive such positive feedback from our visitors. The Lorne Visitor Information Centre prides itself on providing friendly knowledgeable and local information to all visitors. To make your next visit to our region memorable, please collect your free brochures, maps and regional fact sheets from the Lorne Visitor Information Centre. Also available are accessible public toilets, free parking, free WIFI and access to the Great Ocean Road Story, our free onsite exhibit uncovering the history and building of the Great Ocean Road through various displays that showcase artefacts, pictures and historical stories. It's a great starting point for journey on the Great Ocean Road. Thank you again for your review.
Written 23 August 2021
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Ted
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Great selection of souvenirs from the surf coast. Nice walk from here into town with a return walk along the beach
Written 10 January 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. The Lorne Visitor Centre's onsite souvenir shop is the perfect place to purchase personal gifts, Great Ocean Road and Lorne themed merchandise, homewares and current travel and camping guides, such as Otway National Park and Great Ocean Walk maps. The Lorne Visitor Centre is open 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday (except Christmas day). Thank you.
Written 13 January 2021
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This place is a little gem and is well worth a visit particularly the information on the building of the road. You think it is scary now?
Written 12 December 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive comment, our accredited visitor centre is a fantastic space. Offering free WIFI, accessible toilet facilities, maps, brochures, friendly advice and free entry to the Great Ocean Road Story exhibit. The Great Ocean Road Story uncovers the road's history through historical displays, galleries and artefacts. This exhibit is open 7 days a week (apart from Christmas day) from 9am to 5pm.
Written 21 December 2020
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andfitri
Jakarta, Indonesia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I visited this place when my friend and I looked the direction to visit Erskine falls. The lady at the visitor centre is very helpful and patient to explain all the places around Lorne. She doesn't want to make me regret who came far away to visit as much as places around.
Written 18 April 2020
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