TRAVELLING TO LORNE - ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
1). Once arriving into Melbourne Airport, take the Skybus to Southern Cross Station. The Skybus departs from Melbourne Airport every 10 minutes and it is an approximate 30 minute journey. Tickets for Skybus can be pre purchased or purchased on arrival, for more information visit http://www.skybus.com.au/.
2). From Southern Cross Station, take a VLine train to Geelong. Visit http://www.vline.com.au for timetable information.
3). From Geelong Railway Station, take VLine Coach to Lorne. The bus will then drop off just outside Mantra Lorne. Please visit http://jp.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/metlink/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en for timetable information.
1). Gull Airport Service provides a bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong with regular bus services. For timetable information (as vary on different days) please visit http://www.gull.com.au/?id=melbourneairport_1
Pick up information from Melbourne Airport can be found at http://www.gull.com.au/?id=melbourneairport
2). The service drops off at Geelong Railway Station. From Geelong Railway Station, take VLine Coach to Lorne. The bus will then drop off just outside Mantra Lorne. Please visit http://jp.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/metlink/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en for timetable information.
1). Taxis are another option from Melbourne Airport to Lorne. This is an expensive option with an approximate cost of $288. There is a taxi rank outside Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
1). Melbourne Airport has six car rental companies located on site. All have offices on the ground floor of the short term car park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport domestic terminals. Please visit http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/To-From-the-Airport/Rental-Cars/Overview.html for further information. Each accommodation room at Mantra Lorne offers one car parking spot.
VISAS AND ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY (ETA)
Please note that all travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival. For many countries, the visa is paperless and added automatically to your air ticket. Check with your travel agent if uncertain or use the following website links.
Information about attending an event in Australia can be viewed here - http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/_pdf/general-events.pdf
(Visa Options for Business events, such as conferences, meetings or seminars)
You can apply for an ETA (an ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia) directly through the following link - https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp
Details for contacting the appropriate visa office closest to the applicant's place of residence can be found here.