With Autumn leaves starting to fall, this is the perfect season to escape for a luxury stay in the idyllic seaside town of Lorne - nestled on Louttit Bay and the gateway to Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road – to unwind, refresh and pamper yourself or your loved ones.
From stunning natural scenery to gorgeous accommodation, restaurants, art galleries and so much more, Lorne offers visitors the opportunity to connect with nature, de-stress and indulge passions.
For the ultimate in luxury, stay at La Perouse B&B, nestled one street back from the beach. With stunning ocean views, La Perouse has three beautifully restored and chic guestrooms inside the main house and a separate self-contained deluxe cottage with elegant fittings, fireplace, balconies – and all with quality linens and mattresses, delicious T2 teas, freshly ground coffee, fluffy white robes and towels plus high tech entertainment systems. There’s even complimentary wireless internet, should you need to stay connected with the outside world during your indulgent escape. Enjoy a Parisian-style breakfast or just sip tea on the terrace whilst you soak up the sun or gaze out to sea.
Alternatively, cosy up in rustic style for a few memorable nights at historic Allenvale – a collection of striking nineteenth century timber mill and traditionally built houses, clustered along the lush banks of the St George river and Henderson Creek. Interact with nature in comfort as all the houses have been restored to a blend of their original country charm and the luxury of modern life, all within a tranquil natural setting amongst wildflowers, koalas, blue wrens and bower birds.
Couples looking for a modern apartment stay will love Chatby Lane boutique accommodation, with ocean view luxury spa apartments and deluxe spa studio suites with outdoor areas and balconies, offering spectacular seaside or treetop views. Complimentary wi-fi is available if you need it and proprietors Doug and Karen will ensure you have a wonderful visit in this peaceful bush setting.
There are plenty of other ways to spoil yourself during your stay in Lorne. Stroll among the shops and peruse the range of fashion, gifts, books, fresh produce and more. Spend a day indulging in heavenly aromatherapy and spa treatments or an invigorating massage at Endota Spa, Mantra or Cumberland. Visit Qdos Arts, a striking contemporary gallery and performance space, to see the latest exhibit or performance or just immerse yourself in the creative surroundings and relax in the café.
Indulge your romantic side with a walk along the beach at sunset, then stop to dine at one of the fabulous restaurants overlooking the water. Indulge in delicious Spanish-inspired dishes at top chef Sacha Meiers’ Ba Ba Lu Bar, where fresh local and organic ingredients are prepared to perfection in an ever-changing menu. Spend an evening in the soft light cast by Moroccan lanterns and feast on such delights as queso and jamon, chorizo or tagine along with carefully selected wines and sumptuous cocktails.
Back towards Melbourne, a half hour drive down the stunning Great Ocean Road, you can discover Wolseley’s Wines, an almost-secret boutique vineyard which produces a selection of acclaimed Pinot Noir, rich and golden Botrytis Semillon plus wonderful Chardonnay and Shiraz. Purchase straight from the cellar door and take back to your guesthouse to complete the ingredients needed for a sensual evening with a candlelight supper or good book.
There’s all of this awaiting you, and so much more, on a luxury break to Lorne - and all under two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. Treat yourself this Autumn to a wonderful luxury stay in Lorne.
SPECIAL OFFER – La Perouse’s ROMANCE PACKAGE
La Perouse has a great special on offer for couples –
*Accommodation for two nights in a luxury suite
*Generous supply of L'Occitane bath products
*A bottle of French champagne
*Dinner for two at BaBaLu Bar & restaurant (excluding drinks)
*Newspaper delivered to your suite daily
*Breakfast Parisian-style in our café
ROMANCE PACKAGE $850.00
Some conditions apply (not applicable on public holidays or long weekends)