Activities and things to do in Sorrento

Our Sorrento accommodation is just a few minutes’ drive to this region’s most popular attractions. We’re midway between the bay and surf beaches, and you can walk to the beach and Sorrento shops in just 10 to 15 minutes. Top spots are:

  • The calm, white sand bay beach, perfect for swimming
  • The wild ‘back’ surf beach and cliff top walks
  • Sorrento’s stylish boutiques, galleries, cafes and excellent restaurants
  • Water sports including sailing, dolphin and seal swims, snorkelling and sea kayaking
  • Sorrento Golf Club
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Car ferry to historic Queenscliff and the Great Ocean Road
  • Historic Point Nepean, for walks and cycling
  • Many other spectacular walks, including Sorrento’s famous Millionaires’ Walk along the cliffs.

Check out these suggestions and start planning your visit:


Peninsula Hot Springs is Victoria’s international award winning natural thermal mineralsprings, and day spa centre. The Bath House is Peninsula Hot Springs’ social, family-friendly bathing area. Experience over 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences including a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish’ steam bath (Hamam), underground sauna, cold plunge pools and hilltop pool, offering stunning 360 degree views of the region.

Open 7 days a week, just a 15 minute drive from the Motel.

Please visit the website for current specials, events and news.

Port Phillip Bays’ original, family run, award-winning dolphin swim operation.

Polperro Dolphin Swims

Situated nearby in Rye. The adventures include horse-riding on the beach or along tracks through the bush. Rides range from 1 hour to a full day.

Gunnamatta Trail Rides

Departing from Blairgowrie, tours operate 7 days a week between the months of November and May. Tours range from 3 hours to all day or even a pre-dinner cruise.

Sorrento Sailing Escape

Situated approximately 25 minutes drive from Sorrento Beach Motel, Dromana Drive In provides an excellent form of entertainment for the whole family. Click on the link to find out sessions and times.

Dromana Drive-In

Walk it…. Bike it….. Ride it! – Visit the Mornington Peninsula National Park and its many nature trails. Highlights include native flora and fauna, historic military fortifications, spectacular views and more.

Point Nepean National Park

Sorrento is a private golf club. Some limited tee times are available to visitors and guests of members. For course access information contact the pro shop on (03) 5984 2626.

Sorrento Golf Club

Departs hourly all year round

Sorrento to Queenscliff Car & Passenger Ferry

Short walk to the beautiful village of Sorrento where you will find great restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries.

What to do in Sorrento

Currently under renovation.

The Baths Sorrento

International cuisine right here on the Mornington Peninsula.

Three Palms Café and Bar

Portsea Art Gallery is open 7 days a week. Featuring Australian cotemporary artists.

Portsea Art Gallery

Close to ocean and bay beaches as well as the Sorrento back beach.

Guided walking tours are available or self guided tours such as The Millionaires Walk and The Artists Trail.

Arthur’s Seat – The Mornington Peninsula’s best views of Port Phillip Bay.