The Split Point Lighthouse dominates the landscape on the approach to Aireys Inlet, a gorgeous coastal hamlet where the familiar curves of the Great Ocean Road and dramatic nature of the Great Otway National Park begin.
The lighthouse is open to the public for tours and a discovery trail in the surrounding area offers insight into the history of the area as well as glorious views of the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. There are spectacular trails through the Great Otway National Park for walking or riding and the local creeks and beaches are great for fishing.
Water activities abound with surfing and swimming popular on local beaches. Fairhaven and Anglesea are patrolled beaches. There are rock pools to explore in the sandy coves near the base of the lighthouse and this area is also popular for snorkelling and scuba diving.
There are walking trails and parklands in the area with magnificent views of the ocean and hinterland. here are a couple of playgrounds for children and as you travel west along the Great Ocean Road just outside town, the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch commemorates the work of the World War 1 diggers who worked on the road. Next to the arch a memorial sculpture of two of the workers was commissioned in 2007 for the 75th anniversary of the road.