Aireys Inlet, on the Great Ocean Road nestled between Anglesea and Lorne is easily identified by the imposing Split Point Lighthouse, 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 settlements 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 and 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 to the ocean.

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 boasts some fine restaurants and the local pub is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors to Aireys Inlet.

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