Lorne is a resort town and art community. The stores cater primarily to drive-by tourists and surfers plus campers headed towards the quarter-million-acre Great Otway National Park. The boutique shops hug the west side of Mountjoy Parade, Lorne’s equivalent of Main Street. On the opposite side are parks, playgrounds, greenspaces and Lorne Beach. The township was formed and named in 1871, the same year John Campbell, the Marquees of Lorne and later Governor General of Canada, married Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter.