Lightkeepers Inn Motel
things to do
Beaches & Surfing
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.
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.