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Get to know Lorne (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lorne. To help you make friends with Lorne before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Lorne is also named and spelled Great Ocean Road - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

A very popular destination on the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a town in coastal Victoria, Australia. The population of the town is about 1,000 people, and the first settler to the spot arrived in 1849.

The hostels in Lorne are of good quality, and the prices are similar to those of other towns in Victoria, especially the ones along the Great Ocean Road. You'll be looking at about 25 AUD a night for a dorm bed, and a bit more for double / twin rooms. When planning your daily activities, most Lorne hostel staff are great sources of information and it is highly recommended to ask them for tips & tricks.

Most people arrive in Lorne via bus, because it is on the Great Ocean Road and is a well known stopover for tour operators. Buses are actually the only way to get to Lorne, unless you have your own car, because there is no airport or train station. Having a rental is a good option while traveling the Great Ocean Road (and the all of Australia), because you're not subject to anyone's timetables, and can rather travel freely and stop wherever you please.

Most activities when you're staying in a Lorne hostel involve the beach: be it bathing in the sun or the sea, or surfing, you can find it here. The fishing in Lorne is especially good. The town is famous for its catches of big Barracuda. Also remember to check Teddy's Lookout for a nice view of the town and Great Ocean Road. If you're interested in nature, the Great Otway National Park is not far away.

Written by local enthusiast for Lorne hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lorne hostels Miika

Your Packing List for Lorne

Your Packing List for Lorne

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lorne and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

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Port Campbell (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Phillip Island (109 Km / 68 mi.)

Travel Tips for Lorne - from the Community

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