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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lorne, Victoria



Lorne is another example of how a clever little town can attract thousands of tourists every year and it all centres around being fit. The Pier to Pub Swim is held in January and this year attracted 4,300 competitors and at $50 entrance fee, that's not bad going. It's the largest organised swimming race in the world - gold medal winner Kieran Perkins is one of the previous winners. There is also the Mountain to Surf run held the day before, the Great Ocean Road Marathon is on in May and the Anaconda Adventure Race is held in December. For rock concert fans, The Falls Festival is on every New Year's Eve.

Lorne has the friendly feel of a small seaside village with lots of places to eat and beautiful scenery.