Turns out, it was hard. First of all (bear with me I will get to the adventure part soon) I wrote a list of all the things we had to do with little Annabel while mummy and daddy were out having a ball. Secondly, I systematically tried to tick off everything on this ‘baby must do’ list before they came back to the AirBnB. Who knew you can’t make a toddler do anything in a timely matter?
Me. That’s who. Thankfully Phil was calm and collected and we got her fed, bathed and sleeping before the parents arrived back. Success. (Even I was half asleep when they got back).
The next day, once babysitting duties were done and dusted, we decided to check out one of Lorne’s best hidden beauties – Kalimna Falls. The hike starts at Sheoak Picnic Area in the Great Otway National Park, about a 10 minute drive from central Lorne. We did both lower and upper Kalimna falls and it took us 9.1km return (I strava’d it). The track through dense forest was well marked and even had some remnants of the old timber tramway that was used back in the day they logged the area.
On our way back to Lorne, we stopped off at Teddys Lookout, which gives you a great view west down the coast line. Once back in Lorne we explored a bit more by walking out to the pier. There was a Sculpture Festival on and pieces of art littered the coastline. There were some really cool pieces and some unusual ones. Having the festival on meant that the township was quite bustling during our weekend away.
On the Monday we headed back to Melbourne (or Sydney for work in my case) but we’ll be back to Lorne as it is my favourite place along the Great Ocean Road.
Stayed: Lorne World
Ate: Aqua Restaurant
Coffeed: Lorne Beach Pavillion
Until next adventure,