Just 11 kilometres from Anglesea, Aireys Inlet is another popular Great Ocean Road holiday destination which was named after early settler John Airey.
One of the Great Ocean Road’s unmistakable landmarks is the Split Point lighthouse which looms large and bold on the horizon as you travel this famous coastal road. The 34 meter tower was built in 1891 and was a welcome sight to mariners navigating the dangerous coastline. Take the time to drive up to the lighthouse and walk along the clifftop tracks to see rocky reefs, rock pools and sheltered coves from various viewing platforms.
Tours of the lighthouse are conducted hourly from 11am to 2pm daily with extended summer hours. The 360 degree views from the balcony are spectacular and a great opportunity for photographers. Lighthouse Stables and Tearoom at the entrance to the lighthouse is great for a light meal, coffee or soft drink. Open 7 days from 10am to 5pm.
Accommodation consists of holiday parks, bed and breakfast, motel and hotels, self contained and various holiday rentals.
Aireys Inlet is well serviced by its restaurants, hotel with bistro meals, cafes and take-aways. But if you prefer to stock up and cook for yourself you will find most of what you need at the general store.
Swimming, surfing and fishing are popular at Airey’s Inlet, through to Fairhaven and Eastern View, some eight kilometers of pristine beach. Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club patrol near the clubhouse during main holidays.
Eastern View has a memorial arch honouring the efforts of World War 1 returned soldiers who virtually carved their way through the mountains with basic tools such as picks and shovels to create what is today recognized as one of the world’s premier coastal drives. Well worth the time to admire the diggers sculpture, car park facilities.
Four tiny hamlets Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek and Eastern View nestle between the new marine park and the Great Otway National Park and twenty minutes from the highly populated resorts of Lorne and Torquay.
Plan Your Trip With a Printed Map
Coastal Stays produces Visitor Maps for The Great Ocean Road,
Sydney to Warrnambool Coastal Drive, Lakes Entrance, Tarwin Lower/Venus Bay,
Inverloch, Phillip Island and Apollo Bay.
Click to download a map.
Aireys Inlet Weather Guide