Top things to do in Aireys Inlet & Around

Top Choice Pub in Aireys Inlet & Around

Aireys Pub

Established in 1904, this pub is a survivor, twice burning down before closing in 2011, only to be revived by locals chipping in to save it. Now it's better than ever, with an on-site brewery, Salt Brewing Co (www.s…
Top Choice Greek in Aireys Inlet & Around

á la grecque

Be whisked away to the Mediterranean at this outstanding modern Greek taverna. Mezze such as seared scallops or chargrilled octopus with apple, celery and a lime dressing and mains such as grilled rack of lamb with …
Top Choice Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet & Around

Split Point Lighthouse

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still operational, though it's now fully automated. A guide will a…
Cafe in Aireys Inlet & Around

Truffles Cafe Deli

Long-established Truffles does the lot: hearty breakfasts, homemade pies (go the beef rendang), pizza in the evenings, Southeast Asian curries, barramundi spring rolls, good vegetarian choices, home-baked sourdough,…
Cafe in Aireys Inlet & Around

Willows Tea House

Soak up Aireys' seafaring atmosphere at this teahouse set up within a historic weatherboard cottage a few steps from the lighthouse. Stop by for morning or afternoon tea to indulge in homemade scones with jam and cr…
Distillery in Aireys Inlet & Around

Great Ocean Road Gin

Gin distilleries are popping up everywhere, but Aireys is the first Great Ocean Road town to get one. Though it distills off-site, you can stop by its bar to sample the gins (a navy strength and a citrus-driven clas…
Cafe in Aireys Inlet & Around

Mr T & Me

Modern and stylish, this cafe is run by a well-travelled couple and is popular for all-day breakfast rolls, including the signature 'Mr T & Me', with local bacon and gourmet ingredients. Its lunch menu is inspir…
Beach in Aireys Inlet & Around

Fairhaven Beach

This attractive wide expanse of surf is the longest beach along the Great Ocean Road, stretching for 10km from Split Point Lighthouse to Eastern View. There's a surf life-saving club that is staffed daily during the…
Pub Food in Aireys Inlet & Around

Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club

The slickly renovated surf club runs a bar and bistro from January to Easter from its commanding dune location overlooking Fairhaven Beach; it's a glorious spot to take in the sunset. The food's good, too, a step ab…
Music in Aireys Inlet & Around

Aireys Open Mic Music Festival

Running for more than 10 years, Aireys' music festival showcases local surf-coast bands and finishes up with a secret special guest. Past performers include Colin Hay, Tim Rogers and the Hoodoo Gurus.