Archive for November, 2018

Our Backyard – Lorne


Farewell autumn, and if the past three months is any indicator to the expected visitor numbers over the coming months, then its going to be huge. Visitation numbers to the Great Ocean Road are growing faster than expected, new figures show. Latest data shows the region generated more than $870 million to the economy last financial year, up 18.7 percent on the year before and 6.4 … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard


Hard to believe that the official start of summer is only two weeks away and with it comes the need to be prepared on so many different fronts – none more so than the fire front! On Tuesday the 27th of November the Community Based Bushfire Management Group are hosting a bushfire awareness event at the Lorne CFA/ Emergency Services hub from 5:30pm. This based community … Continue Reading »

Lorne Profile


Lorne, the mere mention of this famous town sends the mind to beautiful beaches, bustling roadside cafes and an endless Summer. Once a place for holidays alone Lorne has fast become a viable town for permeant residents with regional centre Geelong an hour away. Lorne is the jewel in the Great Ocean Road as cruising by tourists and holiday makers are drawn to this place due to the stunning … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard


The Spring Racing Carnival is always a great time to be in Lorne and this year has been no different. The crowds in town last weekend were exceptional and apart from the odd display of the ever-changing spring weather, a great weekend was had by all. Whether it was the kindergarten market on the Saturday or the Melbourne Cup celebrations at Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club … Continue Reading »

Anglesea Profile

Anglesea is one of the surf coast’s best kept secrets. Where the sprawl from Geelong begins and lengthens the town of Anglesea is largely immune from the developments and still retains an older town feel to it. The biggest appeal is the restricted growth of the town as its land locked by national park. People love the bush and ocean combination. Anglesea has a wide variety of shops, parks and … Continue Reading »

Aireys Inlet Profile

Aireys Inlet

Further down the coast and under a two hour jaunt from Melbourne Aireys inlet provides plenty to see do and buy on the West Coast. If Dave Dobyn took a look at Aireys inlet he might just start up his famed “Slice of Heaven” crooning because this is exactly what you get. 120Km out of Melbourne and Aireys is a go to destination. Marked by the famous Split Point … Continue Reading »