Aireys Inlet - VIC

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -38.464001 144.103943
DMS: 38º 27' 50.4" S 144º 06' 14.19" E
UTM: 55 H 5738727mN 247320mE
Altitude: 15.42m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

104.32kms SouthWest of Melbourne - Driving 123 km (1 hour 31 mins)
561.41kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 850 km (1 day 1 hour)
629.04kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 745 km (8 hours 34 mins)

Address & Contact

6 Barton Ct
Aireys Inlet VIC 3231
Phone: 03 5261 0600
Email: info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
Web: https://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/Home

Information

Aireys Inlet is a holiday town on the Great Ocean Road between Anglesea and Lorne, and joined with Fairhaven to the west.

Many surfers holiday in Aireys Inlet to take advantage of the popular Fairhaven beach. As the inclination of the beach can change dramatically between years, the surf is regarded as unpredictable. Swimmers should take note there is a strong rip current.

Painkalac Creek, which separates Aireys Inlet from Fairhaven, forms a salt lake or inlet behind the sand dunes before it cuts through to the ocean. Due to low water levels in the inlet it is not often that the inlet breaks through.

There is also a horseshoe-shaped reef at Step Beach which forms an excellent swimming hole at low tide.

The towns main attraction, the Split Point Lighthouse overlooks the inlet. The lighthouse has made Aireys Inlet an icon along the Great Ocean Road.

In the early 19th century, before British settlement, the escaped convict William Buckley lived here in a primitive hut eating fish, shellfish, wild raspberries and sugar ants. Aireys Inlet was known to the Aboriginals of the time as Managwhawz. The town takes its current name from John Moore Cole Airey, who settled in the area in 1842.
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Closest Weather Station

Aireys Inlet at 07/08:30am EST
Distance from Aireys Inlet 1.5km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
10.5°C5.6°C79%7.0°ChPa0.0mmESE22km/hr
12knots
44km/hr
24knots

Closest Climatic Station

Aireys Inlet
Distance from Aireys Inlet 1.5km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C22.722.921.319.016.113.813.314.416.117.919.621.0
Mean Min. °C13.914.713.411.59.88.17.37.48.19.211.012.2
Mean Rain mm38.337.034.249.050.360.966.867.757.561.561.340.4

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