©

Aireys Inlet trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Australia  /  Victoria  /  Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet

4.3
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Aireys Inlet is located between Anglesea and Lorne, and joined with Fairhaven to the west. At the, Aireys Inlet had a population of 1,148.Many surfers holiday in Aireys Inlet to take advantage of the popular Fairhaven beach. As the inclination of the beach can change dramatically between years, the surf is regarded as unpredictable. Swimmers should take note there is a strong rip current.Painkalac Creek, which separates Aireys Inlet from Fairhaven, forms a salt lake or inlet behind the sand dunes before it cuts through to the ocean. Due to low water levels in the inlet it is not often that the inlet breaks through.There is also a horseshoe-shaped reef at Step Beach which forms an excellent swimming hole at low tide. The towns main attraction, the Split Point Lighthouse overlooks the inlet. The lighthouse has made Aireys Inlet an icon along the Great Ocean Road.HistoryIn the early 19th century, before European settlement, the escaped convict William Buckley lived here in a primitive hut eating fish, shellfish, wild raspberries and sugar ants. Aireys Inlet was known to the Aboriginals of the time as Managwhawz. The town takes its current name from John Moore Cole Airey, who settled in the area in 1842.
Aireys Inlet is in Victoria. Our Australia online travel planner allows you to schedule your trip to Aireys Inlet, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Aireys Inlet

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Aireys Inlet

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Aireys Inlet

4.8
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Aireys Inlet

4.3
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Aireys Inlet

4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Aireys Inlet

3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min