Once known as a sleepy seaside town along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne has now evolved into an impressive little cultural hub. Focused on developing their little pocket of Australia, the Lorne community has focused on supporting the local businesses, with the restaurants and cafes relying on local regional produce to support the nearby farmers. With a community of around 950 people, you’ll get the welcoming feeling that ‘everyone knows everyone’ and you’re sure to experience service with a smile! For that feeling of switching off from big city life, Mantra Lorne is the perfect place for a weekend escape.
For a small town, the Lorne calendar is jam-packed with notable exhibitions and festivals. To experience the cultural side of Lorne, the below events are must-visits!
" I knew it was a place to return one day for a much longer stay. Three nights just wasn’t enough..."
Lorne Arts Festival - August 28 - 30, 2015
In its fifth year, the Lorne Arts Festival takes over this little town with an explosion of music, magic, film and dance. Tickets are $20 per show for adults and $15 for children/concession and can be purchased here.
Lorne Film Festival – November 12 - 15, 2015
A celebration of local and international film, this is a must visit for aspiring filmmakers and film fanatics alike. Partake in workshops, enjoy screenings and get behind the scenes with live screenplay readings. More information can be found here.
Falls Music & Arts Festival – December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016
Falls Music & Arts festival is a diverse celebration held over the New Year in Erskine Falls. Budding artists can get involved in the Artcamp, and music lovers can boogie away to artists like Bloc Party, Art vs Science & Foals. See the full line-up and more festival information here.
Ytravel blog founders, Caz & Craig stayed with Mantra during their trip to Lorne, and found themselves desiring a repeat trip!
“I was surprised at how pretty it was and I knew it was a place to return one day for a much longer stay. Three nights just wasn’t enough to enjoy the chill factor…There’s a lovely walk along the beach and cliffs from the Erskine River to Lorne Pier. The fisherman’s co-op sells fresh seafood from the morning’s catch here.”
To read the rest of their review, and some more tips on the Lorne area, click here!
A truly unique holiday spot, Mantra Lorne is situated right on the famous Great Ocean Road, leading to picture-postcard attractions such as the 12 Apostles, Bells Beach and the Great Otway National Park... Read More »