Romantic Aireys Inlet
If you want a quiet, relaxing and romantic getaway, then Aireys Inlet is the perfect place for you. Pristine beaches, a world famous Lighthouse and an intimacy found in few other Great Ocean Road towns. Aireys Inlet lies between Anglesea and Lorne, and is the first in a group of four small seaside hamlets, all within close proximity; the others being Fairhaven, Moggs Creek & Eastern View.
Aireys isn't like the larger towns. Theres a General store, a great Pub, a few eateries and a few clothing stores. What you won't find are the large Mall type shopping centres of Torquay and Warrnambool. Everything here is low key, personal and friendly.
Airey's Inlet Seascapes
and Lighthouse Photography Walk
Do you love seascapes? What about Lighthouses? Learn how to take awesome photos of both on the Aireys Inlet Photography Walk.
What you'll Learn
You'll learn how to get the best Seascape and Lighthouse shots by switching to your camera's manual settings, utilising some creative techniques and waiting for 'the right light'. This 3.5 hour photo walk is a great half day activity in one of my favourite Great Ocean Road Villages.
For further information and for bookings:
Great Ocean Road Photography Walks
Aireys Inlet Accommodation
Accommodation on offer ranges from campsites and on site vans at the well appointed caravan park to great local bed and breakfasts and a 4 star motel. There are some really good holiday rental units also, including one that sits on a pillar with stunning ocean views!
Split Point Lighthouse
Split Point Lighthouse is the unmistakable icon of this fantastic stretch of coastline. Originally called Eagles Nest Point, the lighthouse was built in 1891.
The popular children's television series 'Round the Twist' used the area around the Split Point Lighthouse for many external scenes.
In March 2004, the two assistant keeper's cottages were put up for auction. They were sold for an undisclosed figure over AU$1.5 million. I can't think of a better holiday house anywhere on the coast. Somebody has some very deep pockets!
After years of anticipation, guided tours are now available every weekend and during school holidays: 9am – 5pm in Summer & 11am - 3pm in Winter.
I'd give you the directions to get there but you can't miss it!
Up the road at Eastern View is The Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. The planning and construction of the 'coastal road' was an initiative to repatriate and re-employ returned soldiers of World War I and was constructed as a permanent memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in the Great War. The Memorial Arch serves as a visual reminder for all who travel the road. The whole ocean road project was a huge engineering feat ending decades of isolation for towns like Lorne and other coastal communities.
The Surf Coast Walk terminates at nearby Moggs Creek. The walk is a spectacular 35km trail weaving its way along cliff tops, beaches and coastal bushland tracks from Jan Juc, near Torquay. Like the Great Ocean Walk, the surfcoast walk is divided in stages; five to be exact, each with it's own access point so anyone from beginners to experienced hikers can enjoy the beautiful natural wonders the trail has to offer.
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