Sorrento is full of charm. Historic limestone buildings transport you back in time as you wander through the pretty town. Al fresco dining by the beach, plentiful galleries to inspire, boutiques full of fashion, holiday keepsakes, homewares and jewellery and so many food destinations to choose from you won’t go home hungry!  We have collected a bucket list of fun for you to cherry pick your perfect plan to visit this seaside village.

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Experience the wonders of the water with a dolphin tour that will stir the senses with Moonraker Dolphin Tours. The team are multi gold and silver winners of Victoria and Australia’s Best Eco-Tourism Experience awards, so take the time to learn from passionate experts who love what they do. Redboats Tours lets you see Port Phillip Bay from a completely new perspective! Scuba dive World War I and II wrecks and submarines, discover untouched reefs brimming with sea dragons and other marine life, or go snorkelling with the local fur seals and dolphins. With Polperro Dolphin Swims, you can explore the underwater world with a dolphin and seal swim, snorkelling in the pristine waters of Port Phillip Bay. For those who would prefer to stay dry, you can sightsee from their beloved boat ‘Polperro’ while learning about marine conservation.

Food fabulous food

Food choices are bountiful in Sorrento township.  If you are on the hunt for a family and pet friendly venue boasting both indoor and outdoor spaces, enjoy the delicious flavours from South-East Asia at Ocean Beach Pavilion. There is something for everyone. At Loquat Restaurant, tempt the tastebuds with everything from prawn linguine to slow cooked beef brisket and pork belly dishes, great wine and a welcoming team. If Indian is on the menu, why not try The Rasoi. Their chefs combine local ingredients with an array of traditional herbs and spices to create mouth-watering meals using Tandoori cooking styles.

Chopstix Sorrento is a great family favourite, serving up authentic Asian dishes like bamboo steamed dim sims, Bangkok style Pad Thai and Emperor’s Nasi Goreng. Their Mini Me menu is a popular choice for little ones. For a great brunch option, try Mr Sticksenbones, their bircher muesli with toasted coconut, raisins, almonds and homemade berry compote, topped with coconut yoghurt is a delight.

At Bistro Elba, revel in their beautifully designed space as you enjoy flavour sensations for lunch or dinner from Southern France. Settle in at Sorrento Trattoria to experience the comforting, authentic Italian food infused with generations of love and a splash of innovation. Chef Joe believes that the best meal is the one that reminds you of eating at your mother’s table! Morgan’s provides the perfect casual dining option with signature burgers, comfort food, pub classics, cold beer, fine local wine and footy by the fire.

At Rusty’s Café and Grill, you will find beautiful bay views at Sorrento Front Beach. A casual dining option you can enjoy their all-day breakfast and seafood specialities. At Sorrento Ocean Beach find All Smiles, and 180 degrees views of the ocean.

Art and retail

Find a little inspiration to take home among the contemporary and traditional works of art by established and emerging visual artists and sculptors at Manyung Gallery. Discover new ways to see the world at one of their exhibitions, the program running from early October to Easter each year. Looking for that perfect piece to make a statement, or a special jewellery choice to pop that big question or celebrate a significant occasion? Siren Fine Jewellery have a passion for great design and a fierce commitment to customer service, working to ensure your experience is a memorable one. Cape Merchants is a must visit, a cool coastal emporium of local and international lifestyle brands, you will find local gifts, dreamy souvenirs, coastal inspired homewares and outdoor furniture to create your own coastal retreat.

Stay a while

For that special occasion, an anniversary, or just because – Carmel at Sorrento offers a luxury stay in the heart of the village. Beautifully styled interiors at the doorstep of all the charming township offers makes an escape here the perfect way to immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of this coastal village. Hotel Sorrento proudly offers guests a home away from home. The Pitt family have lovingly looked after their customers with warmth and quality service for three generations over forty years. After a multi-million-dollar redevelopment they will soon reveal new wellness facilities, a day spa, lap pool, luxury suites and conference facilities in 2022. Drawing inspiration from their environment, they have aimed for a relaxed coastal resort feel. For business or leisure, Hotel Sorrento combines modern luxury with old-world charm.

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