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 must-dos when visiting this seaside village.

Get Active

Experience the wonders of the water with a dolphin tour that will stir the senses with Moonraker Dolphin Swims. 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 lets you see Port Phillip 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. If you 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 your taste buds with everything from saltwater barramundi to twice baked aged cheddar souffle and Dutch chocolate panna cotta, great wine and a welcoming team.

If Indian cuisine is on your wish list, 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.

At Bistro Elba, revel in their beautifully designed space as you enjoy flavour sensations from Southern France for lunch or dinner. 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 discover great food and beautiful views over Sorrento Front Beach. A casual dining option where you can enjoy all-day breakfast and seafood specialities.

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. Looking for that perfect statement piece, 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.

Watch this space for more luxury stay options this year. You will soon be able to enjoy glamorous rooms at the Intercontinental Sorrento, located in Ocean Beach Road.  This iconic hotel offers a range of indulgent dining experiences, spa and bathhouse, all within a short walk of the cafes, shops, galleries and beaches.

Hotel Sorrento is nearing completion of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment they will soon reveal new wellness facilities, a day spa, lap pool, luxury suites and conference facilities.

As our local businesses continue to reinvent local experiences, we can all make a difference. Stay, play and explore local to support local– you might be surprised what you rediscover in your own backyard.

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