Lorne Visitor Information Centre

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Lorne Visitor Information Centre

Lorne Visitor Information Centre
4.5
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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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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,288 contributions
Located at one end of the town this is a must visitor centre to visit not only due to the friendly helpful staff, who provided useful local information, but mainly for the very comprehensive visual display of the how and why The Great Ocean Road was constructed. It’s a place you could spend an hour wandering around reading the information boards and interactive displays. This is a must place to visit whilst in this lovely coastal town.
Written January 12, 2020
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gregs3071
melbourne6,347 contributions
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 July 22, 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 August 23, 2021
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia11,353 contributions
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 November 26, 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 December 21, 2021
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andfitri
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions
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 April 18, 2020
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,641 contributions
Friends
When this was upgraded years ago it made a huge difference to people travelling through the area. It has a few things to offer. One is about what's on in the area and the other offers a historical account of how the road was built. It was touching to know that soldiers from the 1st World War who were repatriated were the ones who contributed to it's creation.
The staff are delightful and not only helpful but knowledgeable. They can direct you to many attractions and give personal advice on what's good / bad or indifferent.
There are toilets here as well.
If you're looking for food, plenty across the road in cafes and restaurants. Wheelchair friendly, plenty of parking and a nice spot to jump further down the coast.
Make this your starting point for your adventures around the coast.
Written March 10, 2017
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,031 contributions
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 December 12, 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 December 21, 2020
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Vacationer686219
Austin, TX43 contributions
Some nice gifts here. Check out the mini historical tour inside - it is worth walking through. Very walkable.
Written March 7, 2020
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Linjotravels
Clifton Springs, Australia67 contributions
Called in here yesterday for a browse and was not disappointed! Plenty of information on offer and staff that offered to help but did not hound us! Lots of brochures on everything and a very well done section about the building of the Great Ocean Road. Souvenirs were plentiful though as expected, as tad expensive. If you want to know anything about Lorne and/or the surrounding area this is the place to go.
Written August 12, 2019
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Cornell V
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions
Couples
I would strongly suggest that either before or after you trip to the Great Ocean Road you visit the Information Centre and look at the museum type display of the history of the Great Ocean Road. It is both interesting and informative and gives great insight into the history and development of this great piece of Australian infrastructure. The staff at the Information Centre were also friendly and helpful.
Written January 4, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Lorne Visitor Information Centre and taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. As an accredited information centre, our staff and volunteers take great pride in providing the most accurate information along the Great Ocean Road, including free maps and guides, advice on attractions and discounted tickets. You obviously visited the Great Ocean Road Story which is attached to the Lorne Visitor Centre, it provides such a great understanding of the construction of the Great Ocean Road via a series of galleries featuring historical displays and artefacts. Thank you once again for commenting and I do hope you get the opportunity to visit us again in future.
Written January 27, 2019
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Langfords2010
Bristol, UK174 contributions
Couples
We were travelling the great ocean road and were on our final leg back to Melbourne. The staff provided us not only with information on the local area but also information on Melbourne so that we didnt need to find the tourist information office there
Written December 12, 2018
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