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Lorne Guide

Lorne is a quiet town, situated on Louttit Bay in Victoria. The town straddles the Erskine River, and is a major focus of the tourism industry in the area. Thanks to its tourist focus, the town has a great many amenities, and car hire services are only a single one of them. The town has a population of more than 900 people and caters heavily to the tourist industry. Originally, the area surrounding Lorne was the ancestral home of the Gadubanud people, an Aboriginal people, prior to settlement by organized European interests. The town enjoys mild temperatures ranging from 9 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius.

Thanks to the town's location along the Great Ocean Road, it has been far more accessible since the mid 1920's. While the locals certainly enjoy the area year-round, the population of Lorne increases dramatically during the holiday season.

Lorne is named after the Marquis of Lorne, named so upon his marriage to the Princess Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria. There is passenger service to larger communities on the Great Ocean Road. Much of the town's annual income stems from the tourist season, though traditionally fishing has provided the livelihood of many of the area's long-term residents. More than 20,000 people swarm to Lorne each year to watch the Pier to Pub swim, along with the Mountain to Surf Run and the Lorne Surf Boat Race. The city is located in Surf Coast Shire, and sits 140 kilometers from the major population centers of Melbourne.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).