What to do and see in Sorrento, Victoria: The Best Things to do Good for Couples

May 16, 2022 Malia Yoakum

Discover the best top things to do in Sorrento, Australia including Polperro Dolphin Swims, Peninsula Stand Up Paddle, WaterMaarq, Wine Time Tours, MP Designated Drivers, Moonraker Dolphin Swims, Searoad Ferries, Sorrento Back Beach, Marlo Spa, Sorrento Front Beach.
Restaurants in Sorrento

1. Polperro Dolphin Swims

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5.0 based on 257 reviews

Polperro Dolphin Swims

For most of us, swimming with dolphins is a rare and magical experience, so who better to help you connect with these magnificent creatures than the people who've been making the introductions in Port Phillip Bay the longest? The Muir family established Polperro Dolphin Swims in 1986. Named after their classic, lovingly maintained boat, which is 25 years young, Polperro has led the bay in environmentally responsible dolphin interactions. Judy Muir in particular has been tirelessly active in establishing and improving legislation controlling human interaction with wild marine animals, including dolphins.That's why passengers can't swim up to the bay's bottlenose dolphins, but rather hang on to long ropes trailing from the Polperro's stern, waiting for these often curious creatures to come to them. The rope, and the crew's careful training and supervision of passengers, mean that even non-swimmers can enjoy this exciting experience. People who are initially very timid and reticent about getting in the water leave enchanted by the experience. The Polperro departs from Sorrento pier twice daily from October to April. Passenger numbers are strictly limited so everyone has ample opportunity to get wet, or watch dolphins at play from the deck. Reef and seal swims are often part of Polperro trips as well. These are also revelatory experiences, even for most locals, as the bay's rich aquatic life is a surprisingly well-kept secret. All gear, including wetsuits and snorkels, are provided, and the Polperro has change areas below deck. On chilly days her saloon cabin is warmly welcoming, as is the complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and delicious scones, freshly baked on board. They're the cherry on top of an inspiring, memorable experience, which saw Polperro enter the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in 2001, after winning the environmental tourism category three years running.

2. Peninsula Stand Up Paddle

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5.0 based on 29 reviews

Peninsula Stand Up Paddle

The Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s best stand up paddle board playgrounds. Our beach location directly on Sorrrento Foreshore is 'SUP Heaven'. SUP sessions start at $35 for Adults and $25 for 13 years and below. Sorrento has amazing clear water conditions and is only chest deep within our SUP session boundary area. Private lessons start at $90 for a 1 on 1 comprehensive 1 hr session, two or more people is $70 per person. 1.5 hr private lessons are also available. Please note SUP is weather dependant and requires calm conditions, most days during Summer we are packing au around 2 or 3 pm. Once at the end of Sorrento main street just look for our large yellow Marquee, directly in-between the Seared ferry Terminal and the Baths Restaurant. Eftpos available.

3. WaterMaarq

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5.0 based on 285 reviews

WaterMaarq

Award-winning WaterMaarq operates from the lovely seaside town of Sorrento on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Providing boutique up close eco boat tour dolphin watching and seal swim wildlife experiences, and reef snorkelling adventures, you'll discover the beauty of the environment above and below the water. WaterMaarq's personalised approach gives you the confidence to enjoy life-changing marine wildlife experiences. WaterMaarq is based just 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

4. Wine Time Tours

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5.0 based on 45 reviews

Wine Time Tours

Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours! Creating a great day out touring around the amazing Pinot and Chardonnay mountain. Tour with a local that knows the best wineries and secret spots. Meet new people and explore the spectacular view's of rolling hillsides and vineyards surrounded by ocean breezes. The wine and food is awesome! Book a tour with Matt from Wine Time Tours!

5. MP Designated Drivers

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5.0 based on 235 reviews

MP Designated Drivers

We offer a personalised service around the Peninsula, taking you to some awesome boutique wineries! ~Public tour - Join like minded people for a fun day out 2-11ppl = $159pp ~Private package tour - Girls day out/hens/bucks/b'day $159pp = 5-24ppl ~Private packed tour - 2ppl = $269pp 3ppl = $199pp 4ppl = $179pp ~Hire a van and driver and choose your own wineries - pay as you go 1-7ppl = $500 total Package includes = Tastings at up to 5 wineries, lunch & glass of wine

6. Moonraker Dolphin Swims

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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Moonraker Dolphin Swims is Australia’s most awarded Eco Adventure Company specializing in Dolphin and Seal swimming and sightseeing adventures for over 25 years on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. Join a 3 hour snorkel adventure with resident Bottlenose Dolphins, swim alongside cheeky Australian Fur Seals, explore underwater marine parks filled with colorful fish and join the search for weedy sea dragons. Or relax onboard as a sightseeing guest. All cruises include breakfast or lunch and offer you a dolphin guarantee - If you don't see dolphins on your tour, you can come back for free!

7. Searoad Ferries

Esplanade, Sorrento, Victoria 3943 Australia +61 3 5257 4500 [email protected] http://searoadferries.com.au
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4.5 based on 849 reviews

Searoad Ferries

The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a leisurely 2-hour scenic drive to Phillip Island and the famous Penguin Parade. From Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re very close to the glorious Great Ocean Road.Stroll on board as a passenger or bring your car – it’s the fast and environmentally friendly alternative to the drive of more than 200 km through the city from one peninsula to the other.All weather, hourly crossings, 7 Days…Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from both destinations on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.Arriving at Sorrento, you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings.Queenscliff is dominated by the fascinating 1860s Fort Queenscliff, but has many gracious old buildings including grand historic hotels and guesthouses.The specially designed all weather ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, no turning required.Easy and convenient.

Reviewed By ztrixsta - Mundingburra, Australia

Caught the ferry from Queenscliffe to Sorrento. Reasonably priced ferry trip and a great trip for the kids!

8. Sorrento Back Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, Victoria Australia http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/mornington-peninsula-national-park/accessibility/sorrento-ocean-beach
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Sorrento Back Beach

Reviewed By Frantosh

Wild and windy, the back beach with its stunning coastline views will blow away the cobwebs and make you feel happy to be alive! In direct contrast to the safe and calm Sorrento front beach for dogs and little kids, the crashing waves of the back beach dare any able surfer and swimmer, and the surrounds offer rock pools to explore, tracks for walking, free car parking and a cafe with a great view. Come away from the back beach feeling suitably invigorated! Our regular visits to Sorrento always include time spent at this great spot where nature shows off its finest.

9. Marlo Spa

43-45 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento, Victoria 3943 Australia +61 3 5984 5300 [email protected] http://www.marlospa.com.au
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Marlo Spa

Marlo Spa is Iconic to Sorrento having served the local community and tourists alike now for over 22 years, with a well established team of world class beauty and massage therapists. Marlo Spa is renowned around the world for their signature facial services that will leave your skin radiant and have you feeling refreshed and alive. The team have a strong focus on skin and gut health. Make sure you book in advance for what we hope will be the most memorable experience of your holiday in beautiful Sorrento

10. Sorrento Front Beach

Sorrento, Victoria Australia
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Sorrento Front Beach

Reviewed By ET3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

Popular family beach due to proximity to caravan park. Lovely white sand and amazing views. We accessed from small carpark opposite Erlandsen Ave

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