Places to Stay

This year FOPA’s accommodation partners are Lorne Mantra and Great Ocean Road Holidays. Both are offering some very enticing deals, so why not book an arts holiday and join us at FOPA in September!


Mantra Lorne offers the most convenient location for Festival attendees with the FOPA Hub located on the front lawn of the hotel -

Mantra Lorne

Mantra Lorne (Photo Credit: Mantra)

Other hotels include the Cumberland Lorne, Lorne Hotel, Grand Pacific Hotel, Sandridge Motel, Anchorage Lorne, Lorne Bay View Motel, Ocean Lodge Motel and Lorne Coachman Inn in Lorne.

Holiday Home Rentals

Great Ocean Road Holidays offers a variety of holiday homes for short term rental to suit both couples and larger groups. They are also offering one FREE night's accommodation if you mention FOPA on booking!

WhereToStay_HolidayHouseLorneHoliday House (Photo Credit: Great Ocean Holidays)

Other Holiday rentals include Smyth Real Estate and Lorne Holiday Stays. 

To rent a holiday home visit:

Camping & Caravan

The Lorne Foreshore Camping and Caravan Park includes five sites across Lorne. Its Erskine River park is located nearby FOPA’s Festival Hub and adjacent to Lorne Visitor Information Centre. This park has powered and unpowered sites, self-contained cabins, bathrooms, laundry facilities as well as dedicated fishing decks along the river.

Camping (Photo Credit: GORCC)

Camping (Photo Credit: GORCC)

There are over a hundred different options for weekend stays in Lorne from palatial ocean front holiday homes to budget friendly motels and camp sites. 
For a full list of accommodation options visit

For assistance with planning your visit to Lorne and to ensure you get the most from your stay on the spectacular Surf Coast, drop into the Lorne Visitor Centre  (open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week except Christmas day), call 1300 891 152 or go to

More Accommodation Deals

Cumberland Lorne
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
Toll Free 1800 037 010
(+61 3) 5289 4444

Cumberland Lorne is pleased to offer FOPA attendees a 10% discount off our best available rates over the weekend 2 – 4 September 2016.


Lorne Bay View Motel
3 Bay St, Lorne
03 5289 1199

Book any time between now and October for a massive 50% off. Upgrade to an Executive Ocean View Room for $20 per night extra. This deal is for two people and is subject to availability. Minimum two-night stay applies. Excludes public holidays and local sports events.

Chatby Lane Lorne
4 Howard St, Lorne
 (03) 5289 1616

Stay at Chatby Lane for FOPA and save! Two nights’ accommodation for two in a deluxe studio includes a continental breakfast each morning, a bottle of wine on arrival and noon check out Sunday! All for only $285.


Lorne Holiday Stays
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
0497 226 952

Stay three nights in the stunning five-bedroom She Oak house and only pay for two. Total cost for a group of 10 is $1220 including linen and towels.