Visitor Guide

Sorrento Queenscliff Passenger Ferry

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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.

On both vessels, wide panoramic windows and numerous external observation decks highlight the natural beauty and man-made features of Southern Port Phillip. During the crossing passengers enjoy views of lighthouses, historic fortifications, cliff top mansions, beacons and marine life such as dolphins, seabirds and occasionally whales. The service has become not only one of Victoria’s major tourism experiences. The 5.6 nautical mile crossing takes approximately 40 minutes, saving time and kilometers. The road distance from Sorrento to Queenscliff, via Melbourne, is approximately 220 kilometers and can take up to 3 hours.

Use of the service as a coastal transportation link for residential, commercial and tourism traffic is well established. It has effectively linked the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory in a four hour journey that has become one of Victoria’s most popular touring routes.

Departing Queenscliff Harbour

Morning Afternoon

6am          1pm

7am          2pm

8am          3pm

9am          4pm

10am        5pm

11am         6pm

12 Noon    7pm (*peak times only)

Departing Sorrento Pier

Morning  Afternoon

7am          1pm

8am          2pm

9am          3pm

10am        4pm

11am        5pm

12 Noon    6pm

                7pm (*peak times only)

*The additional 7pm service operates every day 26 December – 31 January.  Then throughout February & March on Weekends Only (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Labour Day & Easter Long Weekends: (Friday – Monday)

Listing Details

Sorrento Pier, Sorrento