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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Love Winter in Aireys program continues this weekend with the International Lighthouse Weekend running over both Saturday and Sunday. Join a 45 minute guided tour including spectacular birds-eye views from the lighthouse balcony. Visit

Also on Saturday is ‘The Artists Metal Garden’. A breathtaking collection of metal works by renowned local artists Cinnamon and Rowan Stephens at Eagles Nest Gallery between 10am … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Spring may be only a couple of weeks away but it sure doesn’t feel like it today.  After a wet and windy night, Melbourne is heading for a top temperature of only 11 degrees and much the same for the weekend with hail and rain in the outlook.

Snow was recorded down to 700m in Victoria, including on Mount Macedon, just an hour … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Love Winter in Aireys festival continues this weekend with only one more month to go before we welcome in spring. Now in its eight year, the Love Winter in Aireys festival is a highlight on the Surf Coast calendar.

Tomorrow is ‘Aireysistible’, an evening in support of refugees bringing together music, dance, stories and food. Bookings essential. Aireys Inlet Community … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

It will soon be 100 years since construction commenced on the Great Ocean Road, what is arguably our most internationally famous drive. Today the 240km long road tracing Victorias wild south coast is one of Victorias most popular tourist routes, attracting 5.4 million visitors from all over the world in 2018 alone.

Below is a timeline of some significant events in 100 years of the Great Ocean Road.


The Great Ocean Road … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Aireys Continues to “Buck” Market Trends

We are all very aware national capital city house prices have taken somewhat of a beating over the last 18 months or so. It’s interesting to note that our coastal markets have for the most part “bucked’ this trend and had amazing levels of growth during the same period. For example, in August 2018 Aireys Inlet recorded a median house price of $763,873 which was … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Back to School….

The July school holidays are drawing to a close for most students this week which means we’re about half way through winter and should start to see the weather improve as we head into spring. We’ve seen increased holiday rental booking numbers this school holidays as has been an emerging trend over the last 5 or so years. Aireys, along with our neighbouring townships have become much less … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The financial year has drawn to a close and we enter 2019/2020 FY.  Look out, Christmas will be here before we know it!

2018/2019 FY can only be described as a challenging year with widely reported tumbling house prices around most of the country as well as being an election year.  On the coast in our area, my impression has been that there are buyers around for well priced property but … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

It’s been a week of glorious weather on the Surf Coast.  Still, sunshine filled days and clear skies.  Just perfect.  Unfortunately it looks likely to take a turn for the worse for the weekend so perhaps aim to curl up by the fire with a good book and a coffee or a glass of red.

Whales were spotted at Lorne during the week and also off Anglesea yesterday, so keep your … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Today marks the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.  The word ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin sol for ‘sun’ and sistere meaning ‘to come to a stop or make stand’.  A solstice occurs when the sun reaches its lowest or highest point in the sky during the year as a result of the Earth’s tilted axis.

For us in the southern hemisphere it marks the shortest day of the year and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

How good was Ash Barty’s win at the French Open this week? How refreshing to see an Australian tennis player who wasn’t covered in colourful jewellery (or bling) and was humble and reserved in victory?  It’s a pity some of our mens players can’t take a leaf out of her book.

What a deserving winner. Congratulations.

If you are planning on driving down the Great Ocean Road tonight, … Continue Reading »