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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Best Time: September - November, March - May

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"Where Coastal Elegance Meets Timeless Charm"

Sorrento Tourism

Sorrento, located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, exudes a captivating coastal charm and rich maritime history. Life in Sorrento revolves around its iconic back beach, characterized by golden sands and colorful bathing boxes. The historic town center boasts heritage-listed limestone buildings, housing boutique shops, galleries, and cafes. The Sorrento Pier is a popular spot for fishing and taking in panoramic bay views. Visitors can explore the maritime history at the Nepean Historical Society Museum or embark on scenic walks along the rugged coastline of Diamond Bay. With its blend of seaside allure and historical significance, Sorrento offers a quintessential coastal escape.

Sorrento's culinary scene thrives with waterfront dining options like The Baths Restaurant, providing a taste of local seafood and regional produce. The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club adds a lively maritime atmosphere, and the Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry offers a scenic journey across Port Phillip Bay. The coastal trail to Diamond Bay unveils stunning cliffside views, while the Sorrento Front Beach invites leisurely seaside picnics. With its maritime heritage, scenic landscapes, and gastronomic delights, Sorrento invites visitors to immerse themselves in the timeless charm of this historic coastal town.

Must Know Before You Travel to Sorrento

1. Consider taking the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff for a scenic journey across Port Phillip Bay.

2. Visit the Sorrento Back Beach for its rugged beauty but be cautious of strong currents.

3. Sorrento has a variety of dining options. Make reservations, especially during weekends and peak times, to secure a table at popular restaurants and cafes.

4. The weather in Sorrento can vary. Pack accordingly, including sunscreen, a hat, and layers to be prepared for changing conditions.

5. Explore the nearby wineries in the Mornington Peninsula. Consider joining a guided winery tour to safely experience the local wine offerings.

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Vintage near Sorrento, Jacob Philipp Hackert, c. 1784.
A view of Sorrento from above the harbour

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