While Aireys Inlet may be a small coastal town, there's still plenty to keep you occupied when you're not enjoying our fun facilities!
let's go exploring
Swimming, exploring rockpools, surfing, snorkelling and strolls, there are no shortage of beaches! Learn more here.
Nature lovers and active adventurers will appreciate the coastal walks and spectacular views from Aireys Inlet. Cover as much or a little as you like! Explore them all here.
eagle rock marine sanctuary
A popular snorkelling spot at the base of Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet's intertidal and subtidal reefs provide a home for many species. Creatures such as octopus, chitons and crabs live in the rockpools. And keep your eyes peeled, throughout the year, whales can be spotted!
colour + culture
aireys inlet open mic festival
The annual festival showcases established acts, up-and-coming musicians and local bands. And it pulls a crowd!
Each year brings a special mystery guest, with previous performers including Josh Tesky, The Hoodoo Gurus, Ella Hooper, the Pierce Brothers, Joe Camilleri and Ross Wilson.
surf coast arts trail
Aireys is home to a number of artists, with many works on display at the local Eagles Nest Gallery. Those with a keen interest in the arts can explore the abundance of talent dotted across the region along the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
aireys inlet market
Aireys Inlet Market is full of the quirky and the creative, treasuring old crafts and secret recipes! You'll find homegrown, handmade, recycled, vintage and local goods.
Markets run regularly between October and July from 9am to 1pm at the Community Hall. Click here for dates.
global flavours for foodies
Think charcuterie boards, wine and cheese. This French bar + deli offers fine local foods with a simple but beautiful menu that is available 7 days a week.
Enjoy fine wine, complementing the best local produce. The menu selection includes baguettes, salads, cheese, pastries and house-made duck liver parfait.
a la grecque
Say hi to our next door neighbours! Fresh, seasonal and simple Greek-Australian dishes. The Talimanidis family has been in restaurants for over forty years.
Stratos continues his family's strong hospitality background, having grown up with his brothers in Lorne in their parents' restaurant. The menu offers fresh local produce, influenced by his family and travel around Greece and Australia.
sharing + socialising
great ocean road gin kitchen
Home to our fav local handcrafted gin, this funky Gin Kitchen connects to the Tasting Room and garden next door. A bright and inviting space with vivid blue seating, plus aqua and green finishes to match their signature Guvvo's gin branding.
Their menu has a South-East Asian flair with shared plates including pork bao buns, beef wrapped in betel leaf and larger dishes such as Char Kuay Teow and duck curry.
aireys pub + salt brewing co.
The Aireys Pub has a huge beer garden to enjoy the sunset along with a great seasonal menu, live music on weekends and a friendly atmosphere.
Their premium quality beer is made at the onsite brewery, "best shared with your mates, along with a good laugh and a good story."
driving in daisy
Is there a better way of exploring the Great Ocean Road than in a classic kombi?
Picture this... sun out, windows down, watching the waves, taking a lil' tour of this spectacular region.
See the sights or have the ultimate "girls day out"
Learn more about taking "Daisy" out for the day. More info on our kombi tours just here...