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Lorne & The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.


Lorne is one of the most visited coastal towns along The Great Ocean Road.


The iconic Great Ocean Road is around a two-hour drive from Melbourne and a 45-minute drive from Geelong. With its abundance of cafes, quirky shops, and some of Australia's most stunning coastal views, the Great Ocean Road draws locals and tourists alike to its raw beauty. The iconic road is National Heritage listed, around 243-kilometer stretch of coastal beauty along the south-eastern coast between Victorian cities Torquay and Allansford.


Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 the road is dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I and is the world's largest war memorial. Hugging the seaside cliffs that snake along the wild and windswept Southern Ocean the road highlights prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, and is an important tourist attraction in the region.


In December 2020, legislation went into effect to legally protect the Great Ocean Road - called the “Great Ocean Road Environs Protection Act 2020. Exploring is what we love, getting out there, seeing what Australia has on offer, and making the most it - so get out there and get YOUR adventure on!


Our Day Out


We found an amazing, small, quiet, and free campground via the Camps Australia Wide app, available on both iOS and Android. Sharps Campground is situated about a 10-minute drive from Lorne. A great place to stay overnight, pitch a tent, a swag, or even a rooftop tent and it can be accessed by most types of vehicles. The campground consists of a total of 6 campsites where you are surrounded by amazing nature and all the wonderful wildlife that pops along to say hello.



Lorne is surrounded by The Great Otways National Park, which has numerous campgrounds, 4WD tracks, and amazing hiking trails. We definitely recommend checking both The Great Otways National Park and The Great Ocean Road, they really should be on everyone's bucket list.


After the overnight stay at Sharps Campground, we went out for breakfast at Lorne Central where the food and service were wonderful. We sat there while eating a wonderful breakfast, had an amazing cappuchino, with one of the local cockatoos watching while we ate.



Once breakfast was all done, we moved onto The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Built in 2016 it now boasts three stores throughout Victoria, why not stop by this amazing tourist attraction, check out the amazing showroom of chocolate delights, maybe even try the most amazing hot chocolate I've ever had or their "Famous Brownie." This awesome cafe alone was so worth the trip!


Join in on a family-friendly chocolate-making class or one of their many special events that occur throughout the year. Watch chocolate being made and shaped through the giant viewing window, all day! Your kids will love this amazing experiance!


Our route below shows where we left from Hamilton, down through Colac, and onto Lorne where we stayed overnight. The next morning we followed some of The Great Ocean Road along to The Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and then back home to Warrnambool.

You really don't need to bust the budget with high-end 4x4 lifts and accessories to experience the delights Australia has to offer.


The 12 Apostles

Wildlife Wonders

Warrnambool Thermal Pools

Paddle with a Platypus

Experience Nature

Push On to Mount Gambier

Boutique Breweries

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Swim With Seals & Dolphins

Taste Exquisit Local Produce

Meetings, Markets & Local Events


Come on down and get your adventure on - Road trips to remember, stay in the lap of luxury, or go wild!

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