Ahh Sorrento, often the destination of childhood holiday memories, it still has so much to offer whether you are looking for a weekend break away with friends, your dog or that week or two with the kids over the Summer.  There is so much to see + do in Sorrento.

Sorrento is only a couple of hours from Melbourne CBD by car, but you really do feel like you are a world away from the bustle of city life.

Main Street Shopping

Any break away is not complete without shopping and Sorrento will certainly not disappoint. Stroll along the high street and discover quaint interior styling boutiques, antique stores, clothing boutiques, and art galleries which are in abundance. Throughout the Summer there are also some wonderful local craft and makers markets.

Must check out: where to start!

Best time to go: Anytime, they're open daily 10am - 6pm..

How long will you need: As much or as little as you like

Local tip:

Queensliff Ferry

Connecting the Mornington & Bellarine Peninsulas. Cross Port Phillip Bay in comfort. Enjoy the scenic views, open spaces and fresh sea air.

Must check out: Watch out for dolphin pods on your trip across

Best time to go: Anytime, they're open daily 10am - 6pm..

How long will you need: At least half a day

Vanilla Slice Cafe

Vanilla Slice

The Best Vanilla Slice Ever! The Vanilla Slice café has something of a cult following. Since 1983, this beloved spot has been offering up creamy slices of heaven.

The Vanilla Slice Cafe is a must for any visit to Sorrento and I always take my parents here when they come to visit. My Dad still talks about it, years on.

Best time to go: Anytime, they're open 9.30am - 4pm.

How long will you need: A leisurely hour

Where:  23 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC 3943

Local tip: Take a sneak peek at our Ultimate Family Escape Value Bundle which includes family accommodation, Peninsula Hot Springs passes, The Enchanted Adventure Garden family pass and more.


The Baths, Sorrento

Stopping for lunch or dinner at The Baths is always a treat. What a beautiful spot to sit and relax for a glass or two.

Best time to go: Anytime, they're open daily 10am - 6pm..

How long will you need: Wonderful for a leisurely lunch or relaxing dinner.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11.30am - 3pm / 5pm - 8pm​ 

Sunday: 11.30am - 3pm


The beaches & walks

Sorrento’s beaches are stunning! From the crystal blue, shallow paddling waters of the town’s bayside beach to the drama of Sorrento’s Ocean Beach.

The Koonya Beach Track is just one of the many dedicated walking tracks as part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. There are tracks for all abilities, all with stunning scenery along this dramatic coastline. More walking details can be found here!

Must check out: Sorrento ocean beach

Best time to go: Anytime

How long will you need: At least half a day

Local tip: Who can pass up a scone with 180-degree views? Not me! The scones at All Smiles cafe are worth taking a pit stop.