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64 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet, 3231


Lightkeepers Inn Motel

things to do

Beaches & Surfing

The Great Ocean Road is renowned for its rugged coastline and dangerous wave/surf. A walk on the beach is simply a must.

There are many beaches in and around Aireys Inlet. Sunnymead has step and path access to secluded beaches. Sandy gully and Step Beach have step access to little coves in rocky outcrops. Inlet Beach is an ideal spot for families with small children. Beaches along Fairheaven and Eastern View are ideal for walks and swimming. Remember to swim between the flags.

Sunnymead, Step Beach and beach at Fairehaven are ideal for surfing. The world famous Bells Beach is less than 30 minutes away from the motel.


Aireys Inlet hosts a diverse range of habitats in a small area with around 140 species of birds. Both serious birders and casual observers will be richly rewarded by a stroll around the beaches, cliffs and nearby walks in the Great Otway National Park. Get your binoculars out and be ready to spot a variety of species.


Many locations with a variety of fish can be caught in Aireys Inlet. Pick up a brochure at Reception for the many fishing spots in the area.

horse riding

Blazing Saddles offers activities for the whole family from pony rides for the little ones, to full day rides for experienced riders. Available also are pony parties, kids school holiday clinics, lessons, twilight and private rides.


Sandwiched between the Southern Ocean and the Great Otway National Park, Aireys Inlet has many walking tracks.

The Surf Coast Walks offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. It stretches 44 km from Torquay to Fairhaven and is suitable for all ages. The Cliff Top Walk, the final leg of the Surf Coast walk, is a short distance from the motel. It is a 3.5m walk offering spectacular ocean views along the cliff top between the Split Point Lighthouse and Sunnymead Beach.

The Lighthouse Precinct Walk winds its way from the lighthouse, incorporating the Bark Hut, heritage-listed buildings, the Memorial Cairn and the Allen Noble Sanctuary, a native wetland and home to myriad birdlife.

Other walks include:

– Sunnymead Beach to Sandy Gully and return: 3km

– Sandy Gully to the lighthouse and return: 3km

– The Inlet to Fairhaven Surf Club and return: 3km

– Moggs Creek to the Memorial Arch and return: 3km

– Aireys Inlet to Lorne (one way): 16 km


If you enjoy bushwalking, you have come to the right place in Aireys Inlet.

Distillery Creek picnic area, off Bambra Road, is the starting point for many walks. It has a wetland area and an amphitheatre.

The secluded Moggs Creek picnic ground offers a spectacular circuit walk (4.5km) with panoramic views of Eastern View beach and the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. There is also a short forest walk (2km) suitable for younger children.

There are also many walking tracks in the Otway National Park. Take the turn off at Bambra Road to get to the National Park. Visit Parks Victoria for more information.

split point lighthouse

Built in 1891, it is considered to be the most elegant lighthouse on the Australian coastline. Even though it is unmanned, it is a working lighthouse emitting 4 flashes of light every 20 seconds and is visible for 30km at sea. 

The lighthouse is open daily for tours.

24 Federal St, Aireys Inlet VIC 3231, Australia