Top things to do in Lorne

Top Choice Modern Australian in Birregurra

Brae

Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, for many Brae is synonymous with Birregurra. Set up by owner-chef Dan Hunter in 2012 (acclaimed from his stint working at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld), the restau…
Top Choice Pub Food in Wye River

Wye Beach Hotel

Undoubtedly one of the best coastal pubs in Victoria, if not Australia – the ocean views just don't get much better than this. It has an unpretentious, local vibe and an all-regional craft-beer selection on tap – wi…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lorne

Lorne Beach Pavilion

With its unbeatable location on the foreshore, life here is literally a beach, especially with a cold drink in hand. Cafe-style breakfasts and lunches hit the spot, while a more upmarket Modern Australian menu of se…
Top Choice Gallery in Lorne

Qdos Art Gallery

Amid the lush forest that backs on to Lorne, Qdos always has something interesting showing at its contemporary gallery, to go with its open-air sculpture garden. There's also a lovely little cafe doing wood-fired pi…
Cafe in Lorne

HAH

Keep that beach body in check and head down to this health-conscious cafe with a prime location on the foreshore. Its menu is loaded with superfoods, protein balls, salads and leafy smoothies, as well as gourmet toa…
Cafe in Lorne

Swing Bridge Cafe & Boathouse

This tiny cafe overlooking the water at the historic swing bridge (c 1934) has an appealing retro beach vibe. It's the place for single-origin coffee, to go with its range of brioches filled with anything from pulle…
Greek in Lorne

Ipsos

From the same family that ran Kosta (a Lorne institution that's relocated to Aireys Inlet) comes this smart, casual taverna that's opened in the exact same location where it all started in 1974. Run by the sons, the…
Music in Lorne

Falls Festival

A four-day knees-up over New Year’s on a farm just out of town, this stellar music festival attracts a top line-up of international rock and indie groups. Past headliners include Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon and the Blac…
Farm in Birregurra

Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm

Grab a basket and head out to pick your own berries – from raspberries, boysenberries and strawberries to lesser-known kinds such as jostaberries, among many other varieties. It's also known for producing its own ci…
Museum in Birregurra

Tarndwarncoort Homestead

A wonderful piece of local history is this heritage sheep farm that's been in the same family since 1840. Its claim to fame is the Polwarth breed of sheep, which it developed in 1880. Call ahead to arrange a tour of…