Lorne is approximatley two hours from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Rd, one of the great scenic drives of Australia. Rugged coastlines and many beaches and surf breaks make the trip itself just as enjoyable as the destination, but holiday makers fill the town to bursting every summer. Originally a logging town, Lorne's crystal clear waters and amazing views make it a great place to stop despite the increasing gentrification and development of what was once a quaint town.
Out at the Pier 'Sammy' who is a local restaurateur runs 'The Pier Seafood Restauraunt' which has a stunning view out across the Bay. A great place for a beer or wine. If you are brave the locals drink at the fishermans club next to the pier, from which a shuttle bus runs in peak season.
Arab - Food is well priced and great quality
The Lorne Hotel has a great beer garden but is overpriced with a schooner costing 4.50 and the food in the 25-35 range.