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Lorne, VIC

School leavers are choosing Lorne, located on the scenic Great Ocean Road, to celebrate Schoolies because of its relaxed and low-key atmosphere.

The picturesque resort town of Lorne is one of Victoria's most popular beach tourist destinations where you can simply choose to chill out with a barbeque by the beach and take in the amazing surroundings.

Lorne offers trendy cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, ancient rainforests, waterfalls and other amazing natural wonders along with a whole host of activities.

Celebrating on the Surf Coast is all about relaxing and having a great break from the stresses of VCE! Why not learn to surf at Australia's home of surfing? There are lots of great adventure activities waiting for you.

The School Leavers Working Group (SWG) worked all year round in 2013 to provide a safer environment for all School Leavers and the community during the end of year celebrations. They will be proposing a similar registration to all Year 12 School Leavers attending Schoolies on the Surf Coast for Schoolies 2014.

2013 Registration included:

  • Official Wristband

  • Access to shuttle buses

  • Access to venues that have “Schoolies “ only nights (*note there may be an additional surcharge for this)

  • Support from youth workers

  • Free barbecues

  • Free water

  • Great discounts on surf wear and activities from local businesses

  • Welcome pack information

 More information about online registration will be provided closer to the time.

Explore the Foreshore Trail and Surf Coast Walk, pass the days away with surfing lessons on some of Australia's best breaks, hire a canoe or bike or get back to nature and visit the amazing Erskine Falls.

Schoolies accommodation at Lorne includes properties offering a wide range of facilities including bowling greens, tennis courts, putting greens, numerous barbeque areas and restaurants and bars. And if you feel the need for a little pampering some even offer a Day Spa.

Average rating of 4.7 from 18 reviews

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Harry M

this place is off its head

Sam H

Lorne was a great location with many friendly locals.

Alicia P

Lorne is a small town but during schoolies it came to life. The beache and shops were amazing and I hope to return to lorne soon.

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Lorne is the hotspot for Schoolies Week in Victoria. Situated on the Great Ocean Road, it is Victoria's most popular beach destination. Lorne is only a short 1hr drive from Avalon Airport and under 2 hrs from the Melbourne CBD.

The organization 'Schoolies in the Surf Coast' is managed by a number of different agencies and organisations who work to help ensure that you have a safe time. During Schoolies Week, Schoolies Down South offers activities, BBQ's, Chill out zone, shuttle bus's and more!

For accommodation, Mantra Erskine Beach Resort is where the Schoolies are going to be! Located on absolute beachfront it features a restaurant, café, cocktail bar, indoor lap pool, gymnasium, steam room. If you feel like partaking in some activities within the resort, challenge your mates at lawn bowls, croquet, tennis or have a putt on the putting green.



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