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Cabin near the sea

This freestanding cabin is well-located in a lovely, quiet corner of Wadawurrung country. It has a pitched roof, split-level accommodation, picture windows, a pleasant deck, and good Wifi connection. The cabin is within easy walking distance of spectacular cliffs (10 mins) and beaches (15 mins). It is well shielded from the main family residence. Pets welcome (please see guidelines below).

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Unforgettable Seaside cottage

A unique & quirky seaside cottage which oozes character. Featured in 'Home Beautiful Magazine' & ch 9s "postcards' show. Designed especially for a memorable 'couples getaway' with all the mod cons, inc. gas log fire, spa, kitchen, big LCD tv, dvd's, Airco, WiFi etc. Just 300m to river mouth beach & close to everything in town. A great base to explore the Great Ocean Road. NOTE! A FULL REFUND GIVEN IF CANCELLATION IS DUE TO SNAP LOCKDOWNS (less a $50 admin/processing fee)

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Architect Designed Beach House Aireys Inlet

This is an architect designed beach house with great living space, 2 sundecks, wonderful views of Aireys Inlet icons such as Eagle Rock and the Lighthouse. The house is 200 metres from the coastal track that takes you to nearby popular surf beaches of Sandy Gully and Sunnymeade. The local shops and township are a 10 minute walk. Aireys Inlet is only 100 minutes from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Lorne.

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Seahaven, a room with a view
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Architectural Cliff-Top Gem/Tennis Court
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Nazaré - Contemporary coastal getaway with WIFI
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Beach Retreat
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Aireys Bush Sanctuary
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A Rare, Surfcoast Beach Experience!
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| Isabel's Cabin | Walk to beach and cliff walk
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Airey's Inlet Bower
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Aireys Inlet Getaway Studio sleeps a total of 2
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Classic Airey's beach house
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Butlers Bend Holiday Villa
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Great Ocean Road Getaway - Inlet Apartment

Your guide to Aireys Inlet

Welcome to Aireys Inlet

It may be small in size compared to neighbouring towns along the Great Ocean Road, but Aireys Inlet is big on personality and charm. The hamlet — located between Anglesea and Lorne — is dominated by a historic lighthouse, one of many characterising this stretch of wild coast. Discover why on the Lighthouse Precinct Walk, uniting heritage-listed buildings, and the Cliff Top Walk, offering glimpses of just how forceful the Southern Ocean can be. Whichever trail you choose, you’ll likely spot dolphins year round, and whales during migration. The real reason you come here, however, is to enjoy one of the world’s most scenic road trips.

The Great Ocean Road covers some 243 kilometres (150 miles) of Victoria’s southern coast from Torquay to Allansford, revealing rainforest, waterfalls, rocky coves, and hidden beaches along its route. Using Aireys as your base, you’re within easy reach of the 12 Apostles (of which there are now only eight), the Gibson Steps sea stacks, and Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the most famous shipwreck on this part of the coast.


How do I get around Aireys Inlet?

From Sydney, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast, fly into Avalon Airport (AVV) outside Geelong, the closest gateway to the Great Ocean Road. There’s a public bus linking Geelong and Aireys Inlet. The nearest capital city is Melbourne (MEL), with public transportation from here to Aireys Inlet via Geelong. Taxis are available, but limited when you reach your destination. By far the best way to travel along Victoria’s epic southwest coast from both Avalon and Melbourne is at your own pace, in your own car – it’s an hour’s drive from the former airport, and 1.5 hours from the latter, with your route passing surf beaches, wondrous rock formations, sleepy seaside villages, and national parkland.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Aireys Inlet?

Aireys Inlet books its holiday rentals out fast over the summer months and Easter school holidays, when visitors descend to swim, surf, snorkel, and soak up the sun. Summer can be humid, however, leading many nature lovers to choose the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn to visit this part of the coast. The conditions across both offer perfect temperatures for hiking and biking, with spring seeing the countryside cast in the colours of wildflowers, and the autumn ushering in a number of arts festivals along the Great Ocean Road. Winter is also ideal for outdoor pursuits, with the added benefit of being a prime time to spot dolphins and migrating whales.


What are the top things to do in Aireys Inlet?

Split Point Lighthouse

Part of the so-called Shipwreck Coast (nodding to the number of ships that were wrecked here in wild conditions), Aireys Inlet was a natural destination to warn incoming vessels of the shoreline. The town’s Split Point Lighthouse dominates the landscape — it’s still operating, and you can enjoy self-guided tours and sweeping views over the Great Ocean Road and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

Beach Hopping

From Aireys Inlet, you’re just a 20-minute drive south of the surf breaks of fabled Bells Beach. If you prefer to beach-comb closer to your base, there are a number of stretches of sand within easy reach: try Fairhaven (patrolled during the summer months), Sandy Gully, and Step Beach — the latter two have access to hidden coves between rocky outcrops. Inlet Beach has grassy areas ideal for picnics in the sun, although the sand here is unpatrolled.

Surf Coast Walk

The entire Surf Coast Walk is a whopping 44 kilometres, stretching from Point Impossible at Torquay in the north and hugging the shore past Bells Beach, Point Addis, Anglesea, and Aireys Inlet before finishing in Fairhaven just south of your base. The trail — broken into sections — is as scenic as it is varied, climbing cliff-top lookouts, navigating eucalypt forest, and traversing family-friendly promenades.