THINGS TO SEE AND DO….AIREYS
“Home of the Split Point Lighthouse”
You can’t miss Aireys Inlet, keep a look out for the towering lighthouse and you know you’re not far away. Aireys Inlet has
magnificent scenery with its bush setting and beautiful sandy beaches
WALKS AND LOOKOUTS
Lighthouse and Precinct walk
Explore the Lighthouse Precinct area. This is a delightful experience incorporating the Split Point Lighthouse, Bark Hut,
Allen Noble Sanctuary, the Memorial Cairn and heritage listed buildings. The Lighthouse was built in 1891 and towers 34 meters
above the coastline. Enjoy the amazing views from the reserve of the Lighthouse. The Bark Hut is a replica of a settlers hut from
the 1860’s which was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. There is children’s playground here also.
The Allen Noble Sanctuary is an accessible wetland sanctuary in the centre of town where you can watch native birds and the
Memorial Cairn marks the resting place of the early settlers, Thomas Pearse and his wife Martha Pearse.
Cliff Top Walk
This walk commences from the Split Point Lighthouse precinct and is a fantastic 3.5km walk with spectacular
views of the coastline.
Surf Coast Walk
This spectacular walk is a marked trail that commences in Jan Juc and finishes at Moggs Creek picnic area.
While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of several sections to suit your energy level. All are easily accessed
and the scenery will take your breath away.
Great Ocean Road Memorial Walk
View the famous memorial arch which was erected to commemorate the returned serviceman from World War 1 who
built the Great Ocean Road from 1918-1932. Look for the stunning ‘diggers’ sculpture commemorating the 75th Anniversary
of the building of the Great Ocean Road.
PICNIC & BBQ AREAS
Picnic tables close to the beach, toilets and playground.
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.
Picnic tables and toilets.
Between Urquhart Bluff and the Inlet lie many secluded coves perfect for rockpool rambling, swimming. surfing, snorkelling
and beach combing.
Sandy Gully and Step Beach both have step access to delightful little coves nestled between rocky outcrops.
Is an ideal spot for families with small children. Adjacent to toilets and a picnic ground on the grassy embankment.
Fairhaven to Eastern View
Offers 8km of pristine beach ideal for walks. Accessed easily from car parking areas off the Great Ocean Road.
Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club patrol near the clubhouse during the peak period.
Aireys Inlet has a general store, post office, garden shop, video hire, book shop and gift shops.
Aireys Inlet has excellent restaurants for special occasions, a number of cafes, delis, a hotel, takeaway outlets and tearooms.
WINERIES AND LOCAL PRODUCE
There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region. Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine and Produce
Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.
TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS
Auswalk Walking Tours
Inn to Inn guided tours running from Torquay to Lorne.
Maps and self guided material supplied and luggage is moved for you while you’re out walking. Tours depart daily.
For bookings phone: 5356 4971
Big Stick Adventures
Big Stick Adventures specialises in unique team building and incentive experiences for corporate markets.
For bookings phone: 5261 9181
Provide a fantastic horse riding experience for all ages, with both bush and beach riding experience available.
Booking ahead is recommended. Tours operate daily. Bimbadeen Drive, Aireys Inlet, Ph: 5289 7322
Eco Logic Environmental Services
Eco-Logic offer a wide variety of activities including rock pool rambles, ocean snorkel tours, guided walks and specialised
environmental talks. Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours hire out surf gear, canoes and bikes.
They also operate tours for groups only. Ph: 5236 3321
Split Point Lighthouse Tours
Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series,
Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast and is a must see in the Surf Coast region.
For bookings phone: 1800 174 045
Wildlife Tours Australia
Wildlife Tours Australia offers fun sightseeing tours for the budget conscious traveller.
We have both a 1 and 2 day tours with the option of hop on - hop off along the way. For bookings phone: 1300 661 730
Cycling is a great way to explore the coastal and hinterland scenery of the Surf Coast.
From a short 3km leisurely ride to a more physically challenging 60km ride, there is something to suit all levels.
There are more than 30 recommended trails to choose from in the ‘Cycling the Surf Coast’ guide.
Rides around Aireys Inlet include the ‘Picnic Pedal’ ride the ‘Mangowak’ ride, the ‘Ocean Views’ and the ‘Pinchgut Hill’ ride.
ART GALLERIES AND NURSERIES
23 Anderson Street, Aireys Inlet Ph: 5289 7102 (Open by appointment)
Eagles Nest Gallery
48-50 Great Ocean Road Aireys Inlet
Open 10am to 5pm daily in peak period
Sea Echo Nursery and Landscaping
32 Great Ocean Road Ph: 5289 7340
Otway Indigenous Nursery
By appointment only ph: 0417 154 413
There are plenty of spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Aireys inlet include Painkalac Creek, Fairhaven Beach,
Moggs Creek (Creek Mouth), Eastern View, Spout Creek and Grassy Creek Mouth. Common catches include Salmon, Snapper,
Bream and Mullet.
ACTIVITIES AND SPORT
Tennis courts are located next to the Hall, just off the Great Ocean Road. Check on the notice board for booking details.
Located beside the Painkalac Creek, off Inlet Crescent. Includes ¼ pipe, flat bank, pyramid and spine ramp.
There are also BBQ’s, toilets and a playground.
DRIVES FROM AIREYS INLET
Surf Coast Hinterland
Take a scenic drive and explore the hinterland of the Surf Coast. Just a 45 minute drive you’ll find Winchelsea,
an attractive rural town by the banks of the Barwon River.
Winchelsea has a range of things to do and see- from historic mansions, churches and hotels to wineries,
quaint tearooms and antique shops.
Bambra Road is an unsealed forest road leading to Deans Marsh, Birregurra.
Take the Forest Road via Anglesea. This is also an alternate route to Geelong/Melbourne.
Take the Great Ocean Road to the south and visit Lorne and Wye River; take the Great Ocean Road north and
visit Anglesea and Torquay.
Barwon Park Historical Homestead
This homestead is a 42 roomed bluestone mansion built in 1869 to 1871.
Among the most impressive features are the delicate iron lace veranda
Further information on any of the above activities can be obtained from the visitor informtaion centres or