Aireys Inlet Activities

 

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

 

The Inlet
Picnic tables close to the beach, toilets and playground.

 

Distillery Creek
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.

 

Moggs Creek
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.

 

Urquahart Bluff
Picnic tables and toilets.

 

BEACHES

 

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.

 

Inlet Beach
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.

 

SHOPPING


Aireys Inlet has a general store, post office, garden shop, video hire, book shop and gift shops.

 

EATING OUT


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

 

Blazing Saddles
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


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

 

Art Aireys
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

 

FISHING


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
Tennis courts are located next to the Hall, just off the Great Ocean Road. Check on the notice board for booking details.

 

Skate Park
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

go to http://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/Tourism/Discover_Surf_Coast