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Winter On Victoria's West Coast
The Aireys Inlet Tourism and Traders Association has combined with the Surf Coast Shire to come up with a program of Love Winter In Aireys events allowing visitors to enjoy local art, music, food, activities and entertainment all winter long at this great little coastal village dominated by the imposing split Point Lighthouse.
Aireys Inlet is a summer seaside resort but offers a great range of activities and events throughout winter. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Now in its eleventh year Love Winter In Aireys this year will feature events including a Tastes of Japan Dinner on Friday and Saturday 22nd & 23rd of June, a Sea Shepherd fundraiser at the Aireys pub on Friday 13th July, the inaugural Mini Golf Championship at Great Ocean Road Mini Golf, Adults and Kids Trivia events, Salsa lessons and dance exhibitions at the Aireys pub, Split Point Lighthouse tours… the list goes on and on.
Situated on the Great Ocean Road between Anglesea and Lorne Aireys Inlet offers visitors beautiful beaches and spectacular ocean cliffs together with picturesque hinterland and easy access to the Great Otway National Park.
This section of the infamous Shipwreck Coast is dominated by the Split Point Lighthouse, a tour of which will blow you away with its stunning views from the lantern room and external balcony. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Take a tour of the Split Point Lighthouse, built in 1891 and still an important player in ensuring the safety of ships at sea, and you'll be blown away by the stunning views from high up in the lantern room and on the external balcony.
A great little shopping strip adds another dimension to Aireys historical and seaside attractions. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Love Winter In Aireys provides a long list of opportunities to enjoy Aireys Inlet and this spectacular part of the Victorian coastline. Be sure to visit www.aireysinlet.org.au for a full list of events.
Aireys Inlet is 124 Kilometres southwest of Melbourne, about a 1 Hour 40 Minute drive via the M1/Princes Freeway, the C134 and B100.
From Aireys Inlet the Shipwreck Coast and Great Ocean Road head southwest towards Lorne, Apollo Bay and Cape Otway. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank