A mini-break to Lorne

A mini-break to Lorne

The beautiful seaside town of Lorne recently played host to five consumers and some support workers from Independence Australia, as they enjoyed a much needed mini-break. For some it was their first holiday for a number of years.

Escaping the big smoke, they headed down the highway, leaving the city skyline a distant memory and made their way to the picturesque town of Anglesea, one of the first towns situated on the iconic Great Ocean Road. It was on the banks of the Anglesea River that they got their first look at the ocean and the first smell of sea air. This was the perfect backdrop for a lunch of fish and chips and the perfect opportunity to get to know each other. After lunch, they continued along the stunning Great Ocean Road to Lorne which would be their home for the next three days.

The group spent the next couple of days dining in the rooftop terrace at the Lorne Hotel overlooking the town, having morning tea at the wonderful Wye River General Store, lunching at the famous Arab Cafe in Lorne, browsing through the Lorne shops, enjoying a wander along the pier, soaking up the beach atmosphere and dining on the beachfront at the Lorne Beach Pavilion.

It was a wonderful chance for everyone to unwind and relax and enjoy a seaside holiday that many of us take for granted.

Before we knew it, it was time to come home but not before a stop at the Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet to take in the sights and enjoy a last lunch together.

We’d like to thank our wonderful donors for their generosity; it is them who made this mini-break possible. It was a holiday that our consumers will remember for a long time with lots of laughs had, stories shared and friendships made.

The holiday snaps are now up on Facebook so be sure to check them out.