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Being a relatively small seaside town, Kennett River itself isn’t home to many shops. However the nearby tourist town of Lorne, with its lively strip is a popular shopping destination for locals and visitors. Further along the coast you’ll also find Apollo Bay, which offers ample shopping opportunities.

​Here are some of our favourite local markets and shops which can be found in and around Kennett River.

​Kafe Koala, Kennett River

As the only shop located in Kennett River itself, Kafe Koala acts as both a general store for the campsite and a cafe serving up delicious breakfasts, coffee and cakes to hungry visitors.

Right next to Kafe Koala is the start of a popular nature walk where you’re likely to see Koalas sitting in the tree branches above, so be sure to bring your camera and snap some pictures!

Shopping In Lorne​

Lorne Surf Shop

If you’re in need of some surfing gear or clothes during your trip, Lorne Surf Shop is conveniently located in the centre of the town. Here you’ll find a wide range of popular surf brand apparel, boards and accessories to choose from.

The Lorne Op Shop

This local thrift store is located on a busy strip of cafes and coffee shops. From books to jewelry, you’ll be sure to find a bargain here, and at a fraction of its original retail price too! The proceeds from sales here are donated to local charities, so you’ll also be helping the local community with each purchase.

vic and bert, Lorne

Offering affordable, well cut designs, vic and bert has been selling stylish clothing since its inception in 2011, with its flagship store still being located in central Lorne. All clothes are made from high quality fabrics and yarns, and each season's collection is perfectly styled to suit all individuals and tastes.

​Shopping In Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

Held on the third Sunday of every month between 9am and 1pm, the Apollo Bay Farmers Market plays host to a number of vendors offering a range of local produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, wine and premium meats.

Apollo Bay Community Market

Held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Apollo Bay Foreshore (weather permitting), at the Apollo Bay Community Market you’ll find an array of vendors offering up a mixture of locally sourced fresh produce, handcrafted artisan gifts and jewellery, and much much more.

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