Aireys Inlet is a quiet seaside haven located in southern Victoria, approximately 120km south-west of Melbourne. Positioned at the start of the Great Ocean Road Aireys Inlet is the perfect spot to access world famous surf beaches, the walking trails and waterfalls of the Great Otway National Park and the majesty of the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, all within driving distance. The town sits between the busy coastal towns of Anglesea (10-minute drive) and Lorne (20-minute drive).
Towering some 71 metres above the surrounding landscape is the iconic split Point Lighthouse. Built in 1891 the lighthouse continues to serve commercial shipping using Bass Strait and is one of the few working Lighthouses in Victoria with easy access to the public. Children of the 90s may recognize the lighthouse and surrounds from the well-loved Australian TV series “Round the Twist” which was filmed in Aireys Inlet.
The Lighthouse is open for public viewing, bookings essential through Ecologic. splitpointlighthouse.com.au
Aireys Inlet offers a range of activities for all ages and seasons. The town boasts an art gallery, a brewery pub, a regular local market, plus a range of cafes, restaurants and boutiques for your eating and shopping pleasure. Try the Surf Coast Walk or the Great Otway National Park for bushwalking, birdwatching, cycling or a picnic. For the young, or the young at heart, there is a public playground, skatepark and mini-golf or in the warmer months the beaches and waterways are perfect for surfing, swimming, canoeing and fishing.