Treat the smaller members of the family at this crammed, colourful children’s store in Lorne’s bustling shopping strip. From educational and retro toys (teach them how to play dominoes while you’re on the road) to popular design labels including Hatley and Zutano, you can browse it all while they keep themselves occupied and happy in the play area. If you’ve forgotten any holiday essentials – a spare pair of swimmers or a beach ball, perhaps – stop in here before heading across the road to the beach to explore the rock pools. There’s also a cool selection of pets’ toys and accessories.
Once you hit the seaside village of Lorne, you really feel as though you’re on the Great Ocean Road journey. A popular spot with Melbourne holiday-makers, it’s got a bustling main street, a beautiful stretch of beachfront lawn for picnics and a pier popular for fishing.
Precious Creatures | 122 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne | +61 3 5289 5333