Wiggles Amy's Gran Fondo - 14th & 15th September 2019

Australia’s best cycling event

Dates for 2019 have just been announced. The event will be held 14th & 15th September 2019 The event will start and finish in Lorne as it has in previous years. 

Catering to cyclists of all abilities, the event is held on fully closed roads in one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet – the Great Ocean Road. Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Amy Gillett and conducted by the Amy Gillett Foundation. Participants raise much needed funds to help the Amy Gillett Foundation create a safe bike riding environment in Australia.

Early bird registration opens early in the new year visit

Early bird accommodation discounts available for 3, 5 & 7 nights


What's new in Lorne this summer?

Everyone is pretty excited that we will have some new eating options this summer. In addition, to the well-established Marks that serves modern Australian food and the not so new now Ipsos that has received one hat in 2018 for its modern interpretation Greek food, MoVida Lorne is opening. The Lorne Hotel has recently undertaken a large renovation that now includes a new MoVida restaurant (part of the MoVida Group of restaurants) and Wine Bar.

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LORNE Waterfalls

Lower Kalimna Falls is one of our favourite waterfalls to visit. Drive out Allenvale Rd & leave the car at Sheoak Picnic Area.

The walk is about 1 HOUR to Lower Kalimna Falls and there are some gentle inclines so some level of fitness is required. The track also has some obstacles and can be muddy and slippery in winter or just after rain. The scenery is beautiful surrounding the track and you can sometimes see some of the local wildlife.

Below the falls is a naturally carved out rock canopy allowing you to walk under and behind the waterfall itself. It is such a beautiful and relaxing spot. Best time to walk is just after it has rained so that you experience the smell of the forest on the way there.

Take plenty of water, a picnic perhaps, good walking shoes and an umbrella. There are BBQ and picnic facilities located in the carpark area along with toilets if you want to stay awhile. Drinking water is not available and no bins are provided so rubbish needs to be taken home with you.


List with us

Do you have a property that you would like to share? If you are offering quality furnished accommodation, which is suitable for business travellers, tourists, people relocating and/or undertaking renovations and needing a place to stay, the Collection is the perfect solution.

A Short Term rental arrangement can result in a higher return on investment when compared to long term rental. We specialise in the Lorne market and are always looking for new potential properties to add to our collection. Not sure what to expect or what you need to get started?

Please complete the registration form and email us some photos to review.

We are looking forward to contacting you to discuss your requirements and to help guide you through the listing process in greater detail.


Cook's Paradise in Fairhaven

The Haven is a fabulous three level beach house in Fairhaven suitable for families or couples.

If you are looking for a beach house to relax and share some time with family or friends you have found it.

The Haven has a state of the art kitchen with views from the lighthouse to Lorne. Outdoor BBQ

The house works well for four couples or two couples with children or simply you and your partner. Pick up a box of local produce at McGains on your way or stop at the Captains for local pizza. There is a wood fire all set simply light a match and sit back and enjoy the bubbles and the view.

There are 3 levels with bamboo floor boards in the new extension and hardwood floors on the ground level. On the first level you will find bedroom one and ensuite plus a separate lounge. The next level there are three bedrooms, one with ensuite plus a central bathroom and separate toilet.

Do as much or as little as you want.


Quintessential beach house

the Beach House

70 Otway St Lorne

When you feel like packing up the kids and heading coastal for the summer the Beach House ticks all the boxes. Lots of space, a large verandah (back & front), free WIFI, table tennis, ocean views, air-conditioning, birdlife! It’s all here. Nothing beats kicking off your shoes and stepping out bare feet on the green grass.

Details - Four bedrooms all with hotel quality linen and towels, luxury bath products & soaps. The lounge room features a wood fire (for those cold nights), and plenty of space to relax. There are large sliding doors that open onto a wrap around deck overlooking the ocean, so you can listen to the sound of birds and watch the kangaroos at dusk. There is a large indoor dining table and breakfast nook.

The Beach House is available all year round. Hot tip - book early for popular events.


Introducing our places - one by one

the Woodcutter’s House

152 Allenvale Rd Lorne - sleeps 2 - 7people

Let’s start with A - the Woodcutter’s House has been totally renovated, styled and decorated to make you feel right at home. The location is idyllic. Perfect for writers & booklovers. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles, kick back on the verandah and watch the kangaroos grazing. The sounds of the babbling brook may even lull you to sleep.

Details - The Woodcutter’s House is perfect for a couple or two and three children. There are three bedrooms with white crisp hotel quality linen, white doona covers and throws for a cold night.

The lounge room features hardwood floorboards, a wood fire & plenty of firewood. There are large sliding doors that open onto a small verandah, so you can hear the sounds of the creek and enjoy the birdlife. If you staying longer there is a laundry with top loading washing machine, dryer (outdoors) and sink plus a second toilet. You will also find an iron and ironing board for those formal occasions.

We have hidden a few essentials in the cupboard (microwave, toaster, and cleaning equipment). The kitchen is fully equipped with bar stools, open plan, large dining table with eight chairs on a wooden floor. The back door opens on to an alfresco dining area perfect for long summer nights. BBQ & gas supplied. The Woodcutter’s House has a lovely atmosphere, very sunny and bright.

"Fantastic house in a beautifully remote location. Very peaceful and relaxing. Photos don't do it justice. Extremely well equipped and it has a great gas cooker. Would love to return." - Sally May 2017

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Adult's retreat

the Coast House

1/3a Richardson Boulevard

Perfect for 3 couples. The Coast House is a French inspired modern home perfect summer or winter living at Lorne. Fabulous bush views from the terrace.

Details - The location is a short walk to local shops, cafes and the beach. You might spot the resident koala from the deck. There are three bedrooms with white hotel quality linen, white cotton doona covers. All the bedrooms have flat screen TV, Queen beds, builtin robes with hanging space, extra pillows and blankets if it gets cold.

The pièce de résistance is the alfresco roof top deck great for a long lunch or dinner with friends.


About Us

Sue and Laurel are both retired nurses who made the seachange from Melbourne to Lorne in 2007. They had been holidaying in Lorne for decades. Before they moved permanently they used to rent their own beach house. One day their neighbours asked them if they could manage their place. Pretty soon they had a collection of properties from budget to luxury catering for 2 and up to 10 guests.

Lorne Collection is a locally run small business currently managing 10 properties in Victoria's popular seaside town of Lorne.

We offer our guests a home away from home whilst exploring the Great Ocean Road, the largest war memorial in the world. Each property is unique and loved by its owners.

If you want to get in touch with Sue or Laurel they can help you find the best option to suit your family & budget