The seaside village of Sorrento is one of the most popular and pretty holiday escapes on the Mornington Peninsula. Sorrento is located at the southern extremity of the peninsula at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay and provides a beautiful and picturesque outlook.
In the 1870s, entrepreneur and parliamentarian George Coppin, since dubbed "the Father of Sorrento", realised the holiday potential of Sorrento.
He encouraged Melburnians to seek respite from the city's scorching summer winds in an idyllic seaside setting and Sorrento's popularity blossomed.
Most of Sorrento's attractions are within walking distance and the town has earned acclaim for its historic buildings, many made from local limestone giving them a unique character.
Impressive hotels, excellent eateries, sidewalk cafes, boutiques, galleries and specialist shops add extra appeal to the Sorrento experience.
Watch the Dolphins - Join a tour in Sorrento and swim with the dophins.
Queenscliff - Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry The MV Sorrento and MV Queenscliff car and passenger ferries cross Port Phillip Bay on the hour every hour, from 7am until 6pm.
Around the Bay Touring Route - Drive around Port Phillip Bay and see historic villages, coastal scenery, wildlife, and enjoy great food and local wines.
Collins Settlement Historic Site in Sullivan Bay, just east of Sorrento.