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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Over the past weeks I have been sharing how busy the coast is and in particular how busy Lorne has been. This morning I was in the main street of Sorrento and I’ve gotta say that they were also bursting at the seams. With huge numbers out and about, a sprinkling of schoolies and the trends that are being shared … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE We all thought that last week was going to be big on the coast but I don’t believe anyone would have predicted the enormous influx of visitors that we experienced and I think you’ll find that this was only an entrée of things to come. It’s hard not to argue that our region is not looking as good as it ever has, … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The very biggest of welcomes to those heading into Lorne, and the Great Ocean Road corridor, through the weekend. Its been a long time since you’ve been allowed down with us but we are so glad to have you back. After 111 days our friends from the Melbourne Metropolitan area are “allowed out”, and the weekend is shaping up to … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Last weekend Melbourne Cup long weekend saw the first influx of visitors to the coast in numbers that was a warm reminder to what can be expected in the coming months. Speaking with one of our leading restauranteurs last evening, this “staged” influx of visitors was working well with the abundance of regional visitors heading out for the first time … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

After a big week of grand finals across two national sporting codes that saw Victorian teams reign supreme even while playing interstate, it’s fair to say that the floodgates are about to open. Under current COVID guidelines the Victorian State of Emergency is scheduled to end at 11:59pm on the 8th of November. And at this same time, it’s expected … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Apollo Bay

With plans for the ‘Ring Of Steel’ around Melbourne & Mitchell Shire set to be lifted in a little over a week and our state to become one again, business owners along the Coast are gearing up to welcome everyone back for a much needed holiday in our beautiful region, with Apollo Bay being reported in the Top 10 Most Searched Victorian Holiday Destinations by Australia wide users, … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

We have fielded many calls recently from property owners based in Melbourne requesting if they can come down and do maintenance on their properties, and what the rules and regulations are.

If you live in Metropolitan Melbourne and own property in regional Victoria, you can only travel to that property if you have been issued with a Fire Prevention Notice requiring you to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

AFL Grand Final weekend is upon us and who would have ever thought when COVID lock downs first hit, that a football season could possibly be completed. Saturday evening signals the final to one of the most tumultuous seasons in the league’s history! The Geelong Cats take on the Richmond Tigers in what will be one of the most valued … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Over the last week the ocean has been alive with activity and Louttit Bay has been a marine playground. With large schools of bait fish being driven to the surface by the strategic feeding patterns of pods of dolphins working as one, Lorne’s “air show” would then begin. Falling from the skies like Japanese kamikaze pilots piercing the ocean surface … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A lot has changed in real estate through the years and from my very first sale of a block of land in Kennett River where 10% deposit was in the form of seventeen $20 notes and one $10 note, to the way real estate is viewed today. I recently had a virtual inspection of a Lorne apartment which effectively had … Continue Reading »