• Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Urquhart Bluff car park

  • End: Urquhart Bluff car park

  • Closest Town: Aireys Inlet

  • Location: Aireys Inlet

  • Distance from state capital: 120km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.4360510000

  • Longitude: 144.1307650000

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Aireys Inlet Cliffs is a 11km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Aireys Inlet Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


The Aireys Inlet Cliffs hike follows the beaches and rock shelves between Urquhart Bluff and Split Point Lighthouse. The 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. This trail provides excellent walking and wonderful coastal views at low tide. Rock formations, colourful cliffs, clifftop panoramas, rock pools and coastal heath-land all provide contrast and variety along this very scenic section of coastline.

From the Lighthouse you can walk along another 200m to the picturesque Steppy beach, where at low tide you can access the sub tidal rock platform of the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

Getting there

Drive to Anglesea. From Anglesea follow the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet. About 6.5 kilometres past Point Roadknight, turn left onto the gravel road leading to the Urquhart Bluff car park. Leave cars here. Alternatively you can commence this hike at the Split Point Lighthouse.


Total distance: 11334 m
Max elevation: 56 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 289 m
Total descent: -288 m
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