ABOUT AIREYS INLET
Aireys Inlet, on the Great Ocean Road nestled
between Anglesea and Lorne is easily identified by the
imposing Split Point
with rugged cliffs to the east and wide sandy beaches to the
west. Located at the northern end of the Otway Ranges of the
Great Otway National Park. Aireys Inlet is one of the oldest
on Victoria's west coast.
Aireys Inlet retains its charm as a seaside village and distances
itself from the hype and hustle and bustle of other coastal resort
towns. Split Point Lighthouse (affectionately known as the White
Queen) is a "must see" for visitors to Aireys Inlet. Constructed
in 1891, Split Point Lighthouse overlooks the imposing Eagle Rock.
Still operational, the lighthouse serves as a beacon to not only
seafarers, but also travellers along the Great Ocean Road.
Aireys Inlet offers a variety of beach and coastal environments.
To the west of Split Point are the wide sandy beaches of Fairhaven,
Moggs Creek and Eastern View. East from Split Point there are numerous
coves, bays and inlets, set amongst rugged rocks and at the base
of steep, imposing cliffs. Beaches such as Step Beach, Sandy Gully
Sunnymeade provide great opportunities to explore rock pools and
partake in "rock hopping" from beach to beach
Each of these beaches are within walking distance of Butlers Bend,
with Fairhaven beach being patrolled by the local Surf Lifesaving
Club in the summer months.
The dense bush land that you look out upon from Butlers Bend is
the Great Otway National Park. This 22,350 ha park stretches
from Aireys Inlet to Kennet River, it contains some of finest coastal
and timbered hill country in Victoria. Many of the streams that
exist within the park have small waterfalls and cascades leading
The Shopping precinct of Aireys Inlet contains a general store,
video hire, hardware supplies, gift/souvenir shop, take-away foods,
surf Shop along with an art gallery and craft shop providing
for all your basic needs. The town also
fine restaurants and the local pub is a popular meeting place for
locals and visitors to Aireys Inlet.
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