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Airey’s Inlet

Located about half way between Anglesea and Lorne, Airey’s inlet is nestled between a marine park and the Great Otway National Parkland. Many people often skip this hidden treasure in the rush to get to the big tourist towns of the magnificent Great Ocean Road, thus missing out on the beautiful charm of this quaint friendly little town.

About

Airey’s inlet is a fantastic holiday destination or stop over point for people wishing to explore the Great Ocean Road. The town was originally developed as a farming and timber region but now tourism is its major industry. With beautiful beaches and rugged bush land there is so much to do in this small seaside town. …Read more

Highlights

The tiny township of Airey’s Inlet is one of the jewels of the Great Ocean Road, with magnificent scenery, pristine beaches and a laid back relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are on a day trip or visiting for a while you will fall in love with the tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. …Read more

History

European settlers first ran pastoral runs in the area as early as 1842 but it wasn’t until 1887 when the town was subdivided and slowly developed. Timber was the major industry with what is now the Otways being much sought after timber. …Read more

Places to Stay

Airey’s Inlet has plenty of places to get away for a romantic or luxury weekend, with an abundance of bed and breakfasts, and boutique accommodation. The town boasts some of the Great Ocean Road’s best camping grounds and there are plenty of holiday houses and apartments to rent. …Read more

Map

Airey’s Inlet is located about half way between Anglesea and Lorne on the magnificent Great Ocean Road and is only about half an hour’s drive from the centre of Geelong and easily accessible for a afternoon or day trip. …Read more

Attractions

Even though Airey’s Inlet is a small town, it has a wealth of attractions and things to do. There are many outdoor adventures amongst the beautiful bushland and beaches. The area has some of the region’s best artists and galleries and no stay is complete with out a visit to the Split Point Lighthouse. …Read more

Photo Gallery

Take a glimpse at some of the great things to see and do in Airey’s Inlet in our photo gallery. There is sure to be something that will make this great seaside town on top of your list for visiting soon. …Read more

Fishing

Airey’s Inlet offers plenty of fun for anglers, whether you are off shore in a boat, fishing of the wide sandy shore or along the banks of the Painkalac River there are plenty of good catches to be had. …Read more

Did you Know

In February 1983 much of Airey’s Inlet was destroyed by the horrific bushfires of Ash Wednesday. Dozens of houses were destroyed in and around the township. Since then the town has bounced back and thrived and reclaimed its place as one of the Great Ocean Road’s most loved towns.