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The ocean roared back to life this week with a solid swell hitting the coast on Thursday and Friday, providing surfers with the first decent swell for quite some time. A nice farewell to winter as we head into the spring/summer surf doldrums.

In the Colac and District Football League, Lorne seniors defeated South Colac in the … Continue Reading »

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I love a good sporting analogy and that I often compare sporting situations to real life situations.

As I watched the cricket into the early hours this morning, I was reflecting on the fortunes of the former Australian captain and vice-captain, Steve Smith and David Warner.

Both returning to the test team after lengthy … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Whilst this weekend signals the last round of the AFL home and away season, it also signals the start of the local football finals.

In the Bellarine Football League, Barwon Heads takes on Torquay on Saturday in the Qualifying final and on Sunday, Modewarre take on Anglesea in the Elimination final.

In the Colac and District Football and Netball league, the strong … Continue Reading »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »