Airey's Inlet hasn't succumbed to the big developments; in fact the biggest thing is town is the "Old White Lady" or Split Point Light House which has been keeping an eyeful watch on the rugged coastline since 1891. The lighthouse is a focal point for the town and can be seen for miles as driving along the twists and turns of the Great Ocean Road with the lamp being visible for 21 nautical miles out to sea. Some say the Old White Lady is haunted but this doesn't stop thrives of visitors taking the guided tour on weekends.
The areas beautiful beaches are full of secluded sandy coves below high cliffs and perfect for rock pool swimming, snorkelling with plenty of fun in the sun. Some beaches have strong rips and like all surf can be very unpredictable. Summer months there are patrols on some beaches and all swimmers should only venture where patrols say it is safe.
Airey's Inlet has something for everyone all year round, whether it be a family outing, a romantic getaway or with a few friends, there is so much to do and explore, there is great fishing and surfing, plenty of tracks for bush walking with tall timber and lush fern forests, cycling, horse riding and recently hang gliding and canoeing has become very popular in the area.
People visiting Airey's Inlet should not miss the Angahook Bark Hut, which is a replica of a hut dating back to 1862. The original structure was destroyed in the horrific Ash Wednesday fires which destroyed much of the Great Ocean Road in February of 1983.
Although quaint and small Airey's Inlet is certainly one of the jewels of the Great Ocean Road being a little over half an hour from central Geelong, it is perfect place for some laid back relaxation and enjoyment.