Discover one of the best views along the Great Ocean Road

Split Point Lookout

One of the great views on the Great Ocean Road and home to the classic Australian children’s television series ‘Round the Twist’, the Split Point Lighthouse is a must stop destination. Relive childhood memories and enjoy the breathtaking coastline as you venture further along the Great Ocean Road.

The Split Point precinct in Aireys Inlet is one of the highlights of the western Victorian coast, combining spectacular coastal scenery, high biodiversity, heritage buildings, beaches and significant geological features. Explore the wonders of the ocean with fantastic snorkeling at the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary at low swells.

A short stroll from the car park will open you up to uninterrupted views of the breathtaking coastline. Newly upgraded viewing platforms ensure the protection and conservation of indigenous vegetation, a vital ecosystem for several endemic species whilst providing access to visitors.

Enjoy the scenery at the Cottage Café located next door to the lighthouse, or head down the Surf Coast Walk towards the river to enjoy the playground and picnic area.

Environmental volunteers groups in the region

The Friends of the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary (FERMS) provides opportunities to people of all ages to experience the sanctuary above and below the surface. Established in 2013 the group participates in Parks Victoria’s Sea Search program, and the annual Great Victorian Fish Count to help support marine research.

FERMS has created an intertidal field guide from a collection of photos, and is a great educational resource about the marine environment around Aireys Inlet, available at local book stores. The group hopes to expand the field guide to a user-friendly app for mobile phones.

FERMS has family memberships and members from all age groups, including pre-school students, teenagers all the way through to retirees. FERMS keeps activities fun and interactive and encourages everyone to get outside and explore our magnificent backyard.

Meetings | Activities and dates vary – please contact for details

Contact | Sharon Blum-Caon on 5289 7389 or

Website | Facebook

Sub-committee of ANGAIR

The Friends of Aireys Inlet Coastal Reserve was established in 1991 as a sub group of ANGAIR to focus on the removal of woody weeds from the 3.7km of land along the cliff top between Boundary Road and the Inlet.

The group has made significant progress in the area over the years and is turning their focus to the regeneration of native flora and controlling the presence of environmental weeds.

Meetings | First Saturday of each month (except January) 9:30-11am followed by morning tea.

Location | Meet above the junction of Beach Road and Eaglerock Parade.

Contact | Roger Gantly on 0409 502 480.

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Read the latest volunteer stories from Friends of Aireys Inlet Coastal Reserve on our blog.

Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the protection of Flora and Fauna

A prominent environmental group in Anglesea, ANGAIR is dedicated to protecting the indigenous flora and fauna of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. The group has over 600 members and participate in a variety of activities designed to include members of all ages and abilities. From weeding to propagating plants, nature walks and more, ANGAIR has an environmental activity for everyone.

The group was established in 1968 and works on all crown land in the vicinity of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.

The group has published several documents, including the Flowers of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, Anglesea – A Natural History Study and more, all available on their website,

ANGAIR has an extensive calendar filled with a variety of activities throughout the week and on weekends, including:

  • environmental care (weeding)
  • propagation of local native species
  • nature walks
  • bird walks
  • working with schools and university students on environmental care
  • maintaining and opening an extensive environmental library
  • environmental talks and presentations
  • assisting with research projects
  • microscope group

Full event calendar available at,au.

Plant propagation | every Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00am

Working bees | 3 Mondays a month, followed by morning tea. Meet at 9:30am at the ANGAIR Natural History Centre, McMillan St, Anglesea.

Contact |  Carl Rayner on 0439 558 600

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Read the latest volunteer stories from ANGAIR on our blog.

Facilities and features

  • Public toilets (off Reserve Road); amenities for people with a disability; all-abilities access; parking for people with a disability; water fountains; lookout / viewing platforms; playground (managed by the Surf Coast Shire); shelters; picnic tables; walking tracks; no dogs allowed; car parking; family friendly; café 

Other coastal reserves

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: