On the southern Victorian coast, just along from Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, about 2 hours drive from Melbourne.
This small town is great for a stopover for a bite to eat and look at the lighthouse while driving along the coast.
- Split Point Lighthouse - reputed to be haunted, if you make a booking you can have a tour of the building and climb to the top for a great view along the coast.
- Cliff walk - the are a few small trails along the cliff top near the lighthouse that give great views of the point and the beach
- beach - in summer there are some good swimming beaches around.
- Memorial Arch - just past town is a famous memorial arch erected to commemorate the returned servicemen from WW1 who built the great ocean road from 1918 to 1932.
- Gallery: Eagles Nest Gallery and the Lighthouse Tearoom and Gallery.
- cold and wet in wintertime (like most times we have visited!)
Eating & Drinking:
- Aireys Inlet Hotel has a good restaurant and is a good place to enjoy a drink
- there are a number of takeaway outlets, cafes, delis and bakery.
- general store has a selection of groceries
Other things you should know about:
- Aireys Inlet is situated along what is considered the Great Ocean Road, a stretch of coastline known for its great views.
- Aireys Inlet (38° 28’ S, 144° 06’ E) is either named after either G. S. Airey, a Crimean war veteran or after Lieutenant J. M. C Airey, an early settler in 1839.