Visitor Guide

Sorrento, Victoria

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The village of Sorrento is one of the most popular and scenic holiday escapes on the Mornington Peninsula. Sorrento is located at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay and provides a beautiful and picturesque outlook. The village is known for its historic buildings, eateries, galleries, shopping and nightlife making Sorrento the heart off activity all year round.

You will always find people picnicking around the Sorrento Rotunda, taking a stroll along the boardwalk to Sorrento Pier, eager shoppers searching for that little treasure or taking a cooling swim at Sorrento Back Beach whatever your reason to visit Sorrento there are ample accommodation and holiday rentals to suit. Visit the cosmopolitan coastal village of Sorrento and leave feeling pleasantly surprised and looking forward to your next visit.

Activities and attractions

  • Cross the bay by foot or car and visit Queenscliff aboard the Queenscliff Sorrento Passenger Ferry.
  • Swim or snorkel with dolphins and seals aboard Moonraker Charters
  • Dine on local produce and wines at the historic Sorrento Hotel and Continental Hotel
  • Play a round of golf at rolling fairways of Sorrento Golf Club
  • Sail a couta boat out of the Sorrento Sailing Club
  • Visit the Sorrento Park and Adventure Play Ground and watch the rescue helicopter land nearby


  • KPMG Couta Boat Classic - January
  • Sorrento Art Festival - January
  • Salt and Seaweed Sorrento Festival - March
  • Sorrento Street Festival – March
  • Local Football – March to September

How to get there

Sorrento is just 107 kilometres or 1.25 hours south of Melbourne and the Queenscliff Sorrento Passenger Ferry is only a 40 minute ride across the bay from Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula

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