Area Info for your upcoming Sorrento Holiday on Australia’s magnificent Mornington Peninsula
One of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, the Sorrento township offers the perfect balance of things to do in a thriving coastal region as well as places to simply relax and enjoy the fresh air, bay views, and open vistas. Soak up everything Sorrento has on offer and after a long day of exploring, feel welcomed by one of our homes-away-from-home where you can relax, unwind, sleep-easy, and do it all again the next day!
Sorrento holiday rentals and holiday homes
Go Coastal properties are private, self contained entire home or apartment residences on the Southern Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Whether its views of the water, a private spa or pool, alfresco dining, modern luxury amenities or all of the above that you’re looking for, a Go Coastal Holiday rental can offer the perfect place in a fabulous location for your upcoming getaway.
Catering to groups, families with kids, couples, and even offering some pet friendly accommodation. Our holiday rentals have all the essentials for a fun filled beach holiday, from a fantastic kitchen to comfy beds and luxury linen, family sized lounge rooms and free internet access to keep everyone entertained.
Long Stay Accommodation:
Long stay accommodation available through Go Coastal in Sorrento affords you time to settle in and fill your days at a leisurely pace. Give us a call to have a chat with us about our pricing options–the longer you stay the less you pay!
Working Holiday Accommodation:
Many Melbournites are leaving the rush of the city to escape into luxury and seaside charm while they work remotely. When searching Go Coastal for your next workation just add ‘desk’ to the available filters and peruse the options suitable for you. Choose from smart and comfy flats or breezy, lux holiday homes where you can go for a dip in the pool, play some golf on the weekend and treat yourselves to a meal at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s top restaurants.
Enjoy a monthly stays discount available through Go Coastal at our luxurious and family friendly Sorrento accommodation with a pool or spa, free WiFi, comfortable beds, and Netflix to keep the kids entertained.
The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to hold a wedding and reception with plenty of luxury accommodation where guests can make a whole weekend of the celebration. Contact Go Coastal to organise group accommodation across several properties in Sorrento and enjoy a grouped stays discount!
Maintaining its heritage charm with beautiful limestone buildings, the main street on Ocean Beach Road reaches from the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay up the gently sloping hill toward magnificent Ocean Beaches with look-out spots and meandering walking trails. Sorrento offers luxury restaurants for intimate dinners to extravagant receptions and events, boutiques and designer shopping, tours to local wineries, art galleries galore, Portsea Artists Trail, and art festivals.
Getting Married or organising a Wedding?
On the Mornington Peninsula, the Sorrento township is known for its romance, making it the perfect place to host weddings. We’ve also put together a brief but helpful guide on hosting weddings (including permit info and venue suggestions) on the peninsula in our articles section here. Go Coastal Holidays has fantastic apartments and entire house options for large groups coming together for special events. Give us a call any day of the week, we love hearing about the things our guests have planned and helping make their time here convenient and carefree.
If it’s nature you love to explore, Sorrento has it in abundance. Pack a drink bottle and sandwich and spend the morning walking the Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail, or meander along Copins Track to enjoy the sunset over ocean. We also recommend visiting Diamond Bay – one of the best spots to swim in Australia’s southern ocean. Or There is so much to do in Sorrento: enjoy pristine beaches, Snorkel around Sorrento pier, test your endurance with sea kayaking, take a scuba diving expedition into mysterious underwater worlds, surf the waves of Bass Strait, swim with dolphins, or go on a seal watching excursion! There are also fishing trips, bay cruises on the ferry, yacht charters, or simply a BBQ picnic down on the foreshore.
How do you get to Sorrento?
Arriving at Airport:
It is possible to hire a car from either Tullamarine or Avalon Airport. Don’t forget to book ahead of time! We recommend Kangaroo Rentals. It is also possible to hire a car once you get to the Peninsula: Avis Car Hire in Rosebud is the closest place.
Sorrento is a breeze to get to by car from Melbourne. The quickest way (approx 1.5 hours) is to take the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. You can also take a scenic route out of Melbourne along the bay on State Route 33 and Nepean Highway.
It is possible to get to Sorrento from Melbourne via train and then bus. Take the train to Frankston and then the 788 bus which stops in Sorrento Main Street on Ocean Beach Rd, to view the map follow this link. There is also public transport around the peninsula.
Taxis and Ubers:
Its easy to catch a taxi to Sorrento from the city but they are less available for getting around the peninsula.
Things to do in and around Sorrento
- Walking trails and Look-Out Spots
- Snorkelling and Scuba Diving tours
- Foreshore public BBQ facilities
- Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary Sea Kayaking tour, or Kayaking courses with East Coast Kayaking
- Tennis Court Hire at Sorrento Club
- Bay Cruises
- Seal and Dolphin adventure with MoonRaker, Watermaarq, or Polperro
- Bay Beach Swimming
- Ocean Beach Surfing
Sample of Shopping and Amenities available on the Main Street:
- Fresh fruit and veg at Scicluna’s
- Local Supermarket
- Art galleries including Manyung, Nura, Curate Art, Christopher Vine
- Antipodes Bookstore
- Boutique and designer clothing stores, such as Decjuba, Salt Water, Viktoria & Wood
- Home and giftware, check out Cape Merchant, Elephant Lifestyle, Coastal Living
- Jewellery at Katie Rose who specialises in bespoke design, and Siren Fine Jewellery
Where to eat and drink in Sorrento:
Booking holiday accommodation with Go Coastal is 20% cheaper!
Go Coastal Holidays makes booking Sorrento holiday rentals a walk in the park. We are a small, independent business and can guarantee fantastic customer service and prompt communication. Securing a reservation directly through us is up to 20% cheaper than third party platforms such as Airbnb and booking.com.
Go Coastal Holidays also offers a range of accommodation throughout the Mornington Peninsula. Check out all our Accommodation options here, pop in your dates and number of guests, with the option to filter your price range and amenities, such as pool or close to beach, then hit search! Or head to our Hot Deals section for deals, discounts and specials on selected holiday accommodation.
Send us an email or give us a call any day of the week. The staff at Go Coastal are locals with a wealth of knowledge to help provide guests with a fantastic beach holiday. See our Go Coastal Like a Local articles here for tips about the many activities and attractions to enjoy on your visit to this magnificent coastal area.