Destination guide

Holiday homes to rent for experiencing all of Aireys Inlet

On the southern coast of Victoria lies the small inlet town of Aireys Inlet, where you can find holiday homes to rent near desirable surf and scenic views. Whether you are looking for the perfect wave or the perfect picture, Aireys Inlet lets you have an ideal outdoors holiday. Aireys Inlet has mostly rocky beaches and comprises a section of the Great Ocean Road. Families, small groups, couples and solo travellers enjoy Aireys Inlet as a retreat from busy lives.

History

Explore Aireys Inlet’s heritage sites near holiday homes

Aireys Inlet was settled by Europeans in the mid-1800s. Some have heard of Aireys Inlet because of the infamous convict in the early 1800s who escaped and was presumed dead but later turned out to have been living among indigenous people in Aireys Inlet. The most famous heritage attraction in Aireys Inlet is the Split Point Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1891 and stands as a beautiful, tall monument of Aireys Inlet’s contribution to the southern coast. Equally as famous is the Great Ocean Road that was constructed as a war memorial in the early 1900s and now allows leisure and business travel across the southern coast. On the edge of town, families enjoy the playground near holiday homes, and everyone can experience the historic shelters of early settlers at Bark Huts Reserve.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Aireys Inlet

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Aireys Inlet a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Anglesea Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Ellimatta Reserve (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Lorne Country Club (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Bellbrae Estate Winery (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Live Wire Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Aireys Inlet

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Aireys Inlet

Travellers love Aireys Inlet for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Aireys Inlet is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Urquhart Bluff Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Coogoorah Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Anglesea Surf Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Point Addis Marine National Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Bell's Beach (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Aireys Inlet

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 34.2 mi (55.1 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to and around your Aireys Inlet holiday rental

Most long-distance travellers will fly into Melbourne, a major metropolis with an international airport. From Melbourne, Aireys Inlet is just a few hours of travel away. A daily train runs from Melbourne to Geelong, and from there you can catch a bus to Aireys Inlet. Taxis also operate from Geelong to Aireys Inlet. Otherwise, you can also opt to take a bus or coach from Melbourne that follows the Great Ocean Road directly into Aireys Inlet. A car hire from Melbourne is also a popular option. When travelling around Aireys Inlet or the countryside to and from holiday homes, a car hire is a good option because there is a car park near the main beach. Taxis are available in Aireys Inlet as well.

Food & drink 

Taste delicacies of Aireys Inlet near your holiday home

Within Aireys Inlet, you’ll find a host of quaint restaurants that offer Italian, Greek, vegan and classic bistro food. As Aireys Inlet is situated directly on the coast, fish and chips are a staple of the local cuisine, whether you enjoy the Flathead, Butter Fish, Barramundi or whatever is the fresh catch-of-the-day. If a beer from a local brewery sounds thirst-quenching, then you will not be disappointed, as there’s a brewery right in town and near to holiday rentals.

Essential info

Key facts for holiday accommodation in Aireys Inlet

With a population of only 800 people, Aireys Inlet is small, but it is certainly not sleepy. As a popular surfing holiday destination, Aireys Inlet is accustomed to visitors and welcomes holiday accommodation. If you plan on swimming, please take precautions because there is a strong rip current. You’ll find inlets that provide safe swimming, especially at low tide when there’s no access to the ocean. While many of the beaches are rocky, there’s the hugely popular Fairhaven beach right next door that offers beautiful, soft sand. The winters in Aireys Inlet get a bit chilly, with lows around 9°C, but the summer is quite pleasant, averaging around 70°C and very low precipitation. If the need arises, emergency services can be reached by dialling 999, and there’s a community hospital about 20 km southwest. Aireys Inlet is a safe area for outside visitors.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Aireys Inlet?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 884 holiday rentals around Aireys Inlet. From 714 Houses to 131 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Aireys Inlet is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Aireys Inlet?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Aireys Inlet. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Split Point Lighthouse: 1,388 holiday rentals
  • Anglesea Surf Beach: 1,476 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,625 holiday rentals
  • Erskine Falls: 1,088 holiday rentals
  • Lorne Surf Life Saving Club: 1,088 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aireys Inlet listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aireys Inlet?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 714 Houses in Aireys Inlet. Our other popular types of Aireys Inlet holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 131 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 9 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 9 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Aireys Inlet?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 37 holiday homes with pool available in Aireys Inlet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.