Aireys Inlet is located in Southern Victoria, Australia, on the coast of the Bass Straight. It can be found at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road,121 km SW of Melbourne.The geographical location is Longitude 476, Latitude 394.
Originally an agricultural centre and Cobb & Co depot. Today Aireys Inlet has a resident population of just over 800 people which swells to around 4000 in summer. The primary industry being tourism.
The most prominent landmark in Aireys Inlet is the Split Point Lighthouse. Towering some 71 metres above the surrounding landscape the split Point Lighthouse continues to serve commercial shipping using Bass Straight. It is one of the few working Lighthouses in Victoria with easy access to the public. The Lighthouse is open for public viewing, bookings essential through Ecologic. splitpointlighthouse.com.au
Due to its location Aireys Inlet is spared from climatic extremes, making it perfect for outdoor activities all year round. In the warmer months, November thru to April, take full advantage of the sunshine to go swimming, surfing, fishing, horse or mountain bike riding or exploring this unspoiled stretch of magnificent coastline.
From May to October is the perfect time for rugging up against the elements and walking on one of many bush trails, a deserted beach or our rugged cliff tops.