Social Events, Weekend Trips and More
Meeting Point: Carpark opposite Altona Gate Shopping Centre
Meeting Time: 9.30am
Departure Time: 9.45am
Roads: Freeway & sealed
Suitable for: All cars
Destination: Lorne via the Great Ocean Rd
RSVP: Preferred: By 12noon 17 Feb - Alan B at
Join us for a relaxing drive to Lorne on the splendid Great Ocean Road! At the meeting point, there is a service station over the road and shops for last minute supplies (or a last minute loo break) – they do have coffee if you need…
We’ll take a leisurely drive towards Torquay taking the old road through Geelong and re-group at the Torquay Surf Beach. For our Frenz in the area, I estimate arriving here about 11.00am or just after if you want to meet us here.
After a head count, we can head make our way to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (see: https://www.gorci.com.au/visit/ )! They’re located at 1200 Great Ocean Rd on the corner of Elkington Rd… We can view the chocolate making process, taste the range of products and then try to decide what to buy! Just remember, don’t eat too much as lunch is the next stop! You can always call in on your way home…
From here, we will make our way to Lorne for lunch – there are a multitude of places we can eat! From the style of the Grand Pacific Hotel, to a cheap and cheerful bakery, we have a choice. Dependent on numbers (and weather) we may be best to call and make a reservation on the day…
For the trip home, there is a choice – back via Anglesea (and the chocolaterie for those late decisions) or you can head up over the hills to Winchelsea.