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Spotlight on Schoolies in Lorne. Where to Stay, Play and Party!

Lorne is the ultimate beach town hangout. Located on the stunning Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a chilled out small town with a relaxed atmosphere. It’s perfect for winding down after tackling the VCE, you’ve earned some downtime! From walking trails and perfect surf conditions to trendy cafes and boutique shops, Lorne is the perfect place to celebrate Schoolies week and make some memories. There is a great party vibe after the sun goes down, with local venues catering to Schoolies with parties and events.

Where to Stay

On a budget? Check out the Lorne Forshore Caravan Park. You can get a powered campsite here from only $33pp per night, what a bargain! There are also cabins if glamping is more your thing. There is easy access to the beaches and the Erskine River for afternoon hangs in the sun, and you are also located close to the shops for picking up all the essentials. Perfect!

If you’re looking to stay at a solid schoolie-centric property, then Mantra Lorne is the answer. This property is right on the beach in Lorne, you couldn’t ask for a more prime location. Even better is the 4-night party package and 5-night pasta buffet that is included when you book! The resorts exclusive venue ‘Beachside’ rocks with four massive nights of FREE entertainment for Mantra VIP school leavers only, plus you get 5 nights of buffet dinners. Bring. It. On.
There are plenty other options for accommodations for Schoolies in Lorne, check them out here.

Where to Play

Check out the Erskine Falls

A must-see when you are visiting Lorne, this stunning waterfall plunges 30 meters into the gully of the Erskine River. There are two lookouts where you can view the falls from, one an easy 5-minute walk from the car park, the other takes you 240 steps down to the base of the waterfall, where you’re so close, you will feel the mist from the falling water. Perfect for getting some great pics for the ‘gram!

Go Ziplining

For the adventurous schoolie, why not get the adrenaline going with a trip to Live Wire Park, home to Australia's most extreme zip line! There are a few different circuits you can do, and admission starts from just $12. It’s sure to be an electrifying experience!

Hit the beach

If you’re more chilled out, and looking for something a little more low-key to fill your days, then simply head on down to the beach. All of accommodation is located within walking distance to Main Beach. This dreamy stretch of sand is patrolled in the summer, so is perfect for swimming and catching some rays. Best of all, because it’s so close to the accommodation, it’s not far to go when it’s time to pack up, and head back to get ready for the night time parties.

Where to Party

Speaking of parties, have now locked in events at the Lorne hotel for Schoolies 2018. Line ups and other details for these events are being released shortly – so stay tuned! You can get tickets to these parties when you make your accommodation booking with

So does Schoolies in Lorne sound like a bit of you?

Click here to book now. Lorne is popular and sells out fast, so if you’re keen, don’t wait to lock in your spot! You can book your Schoolies in Lorne for a deposit of only $150. Got questions? Just drop us a line on

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