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Lorne Accommodation

Lorne is the quintessential fashionable seaside holiday village ..a fishing village, frozen in time, where the elegant old homes of South Australia's landed gentry sit comfortably side by side with the new urban steel and glass fronted holiday condo's of the nouveau riche. Lorne is also that very rare of creatures, a holiday destination unspoiled by the trappings of tourism - a place where life is lived at a gentle stroll and where morning walks on the beach and brunch in one of the local street cafes seems to be the prevailing principle. Lorne is a town with wide sandy beaches with no traffic lights or neon signs. Lorne Harbour - a sheltered marina in the heart of the township where the Lorne's working fishing fleet, rubs shoulders with the luxury yachts and pleasure cruisers. Bordered by a very pleasant civic green, this is the jewel in the crown and a great spot for a picnic or just to wander around the wharf and take in the sights and sounds of this small fishing port.

Lorne Attractions

Winter is an ideal time to visit one of South Australia's favourite getaway locations. Even in the winter months, Lorne is a great holiday destination. During the cooler months, Lorne is less crowded and best of all you can get some great accommodation deals. There is also plenty to do in Lorne over winter, visits to local wineries, exploring local history, fishing or just relaxing. Lorne has a diverse range of accommodation and most properties will offer accommodation deals for extended stays - for more information please have a look on the accommodation pages for more information of some Lorne getaways. Accommodation options range from luxury apartments to caravan parks, holiday rental properties, B&B and backpacker digs. Most of Lorne accommodation is within a few hundred metres from the sea, and quite a few properties have good sea views. Facilities in Lorne include a multi screen cinema, a variety of restaurants, from take away to fine dining, two good hotels as well as a small but comprehensive retail sector

Lorne History

Lorne was officially proclaimed in 1847, and named after Major Frederick Holt Lorne, Governor of South Australia, who had selected the site in 1846. Soon after the town was proclaimed, woolgrowers moved in and the surrounding area became dotted with homesteads. Business was brisk and bullock teams, bringing in the wool or wheat were a common sight. In the late 1850's, during the Victorian gold rush , approximately 17,000 Chinese landed in Lorne on their way to the Victorian diggings. They preferred to walk the 150 km to the gold fields across the Victorian border and avoid paying $20 tax, which they would have to pay if they had disembarked in Melbourne. The town grew quickly and many fine building were erected in the anticipation of continued prosperity. The decline in the Gold rush and the decision not to bring the railway line to Lorne bought development in Lorne to a standstill. Today many of Lornes fine historic buildings survive and in terms of the number of historically important buildings recognised by the National Trust, Lorne ranks foremost in South Australia. Lorne has become a very popular seaside resort but fortunately the new development are away from the centre of the township, which has managed to retain is historic identity

Robetown Motor InnMain Road Robe

From $120 pn

The Robetown Motor Inn is a stylish and modern 14 unit motel located about 300 metres from the centre of Robe. All rooms are at ground level, and some have undercover parking. Robetown Motor Inn also has its own indoor heated pool and spa .

Robe Haven Motel 4 Spence Street Robe

From $135 pn

Robe Haven Motel overlooks Robe's scenic boat harbour and is just two blocks from Robe's main street. All rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with updated bathrooms and walk-in showers.

Villa San DanciRobe

485 reviews

The Villa San Danci is a luxury 4½ star rated fully self contained two bedroom apartment close to the centre of Robe. Elegantly appointed with quality furniture and fittings. Great sea views and direct access to the beach..

AVG/NIGHT$220 WEB SITE

Lakeside tourist park Robe

485 reviews

Robe's Lakeside Tourist Park is nestled amongst trees on the shores of picturesque Lake Fellmongery. This pretty caravan park has heritage history, is a lovely quiet spot for a holiday.

AVG/NIGHT$95 WEB SITE
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