EXPLORE SOME HISTORY
The Great Ocean Road Story
Named on Australia’s National heritage list for its extraordinary historical and cultural significance, the Great Ocean Road has an incredible past waiting to be uncovered.
Celebrate the past and take a photo with the world famous Lorne Memorial Arch. Commemorate those who built the Great Ocean Road following World War One.
Lorne Historical Society
Loren's Historical Society began in 1968 with sixteen members. There was an earlier society that had a large display of artefacts and memorabilia in the old Library hall on the corner of Smith and William streets.
Lorne’s iconic history extends to the 1930’s when a timber tramway track was established and built for the transportation of heavy goods.
A walking track following the route of a logging tramline that closed in 1935 has been opened jointly constructed by teh Friends of Queens Park and the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee. The track starts at the pier. Interpretative signs are provided along the track together with a mockup of one of the trolleys with a set of the original wheels used. You can walk out and back along the same track or return via Teddy's lookout through Queens park.