2-Day Itinerary

Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road around 90 minutes from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway.  A nature-lovers wonderland in its own right Aireys Inlet is also the perfectly located base to explore the greater Surfcoast region, the Great Ocean Road and the Otways.

Day 1

Arrive early to start your Aireys Inlet adventure at Blazing Saddles, to take a 2.5-hour Beach and Bush Horse Ride.  Discover tranquil tracks through the bushland with experienced guides, before working your horse up to a trot along Fairhaven Beach at low tide.

A short drive to Aireys Inlet Getaway Resort in the centre of town will see you check in to your fully self-contained Deluxe Spa Villa.

From here you can walk or drive for lunch – some light options include Mr T & Me Café, The Captains of Aireys for a gourmet wood-fired pizza, or Café Onda for some vegetarian delights.

The afternoon is yours to explore.  Walk through the Allen Noble Sanctuary, toward the replica Bark Hut where you can discover the history of this seaside village and on to Inlet Beach where Painkalac Creek meets the ocean in the shadow of Split Point Lighthouse.  Lose yourself in Eagle’s Nest Art Gallery or take in a couple of rounds of mini-golf at Great Ocean Road mini-golf.  Alternatively, you may just like to enjoy the spa and a glass of bubbles on the deck of your accommodation as you listen to the surrounding birdlife.

As evening approaches, food will be on your mind again.  Again, within walking distance you can delight in Asian-inspired appetizers and sample the locally distilled small batch gins at Great Ocean Road Gin/The Gin Kitchen.  For mains, fresh, seasonal Greek-Australian dishes await just down the road at A La Grecque.  Brimming with goodness it’s then just a short stumble back to your villa for a well-earned rest.

Day 2

Start your day on the clifftop to join up with the Surf Coast Walk.  Early birds can witness the sun rise iridescent over the ocean, but for those who prefer a sleep-in the view is stunning any time of the day.  Pick your distance before returning to the Lighthouse Tea Rooms for a Bacon and Egg Roll or Avocado Toast.

From here you’re just a stone’s throw from Split Point Lighthouse.  Explore the lookouts, then take a self-guided tour through the lighthouse where you can discover the history of the shipwreck coast.  From the top you will be greeted with sweeping 360-degree views over the ocean and back across the Great Otway National Park – an experience not to be missed.

For those not quite ready to leave there are bush walks catering to a range of abilities starting from Distillery Creek Picnic Ground or Moggs Creek Picnic Ground. Round off your day at the Aireys Pub with a meal in the expansive beer garden, and a tasting paddle of craft beer from on-site brewery Salt Brewing Co.

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Salt Brewing Co.

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Mr T And Me

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a la grecque

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The Lighthouse Tea Rooms

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