Sorrento is approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car and is at the Southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. Sorrento Village is ideally located between the pristine bay beach and rugged ocean beach of Sorrento. It is an easy day trip, but far enough way to feel you’ve escaped the bustle of the city.
Getting To Sorrento
Car:Sorrento is approximately 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. New freeways and tollways are making Sorrento much more easily accessible by car. From Melbourne CBD take the Monash Freeway onto Citylink or Eastern Freeway (from Eastern & Northern suburbs) onto Eastlink/Peninsula Link then Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Rosebud. Point Nepean Rd will take you on a pleasant drive along the bay all the way to Sorrento, or Melbourne Rd can also be used from Rye if you want to avoid some traffic.
Bus:788 Buses travel from Frankston to Portsea every 45 minutes weekdays starting from 5.20am through to 11pm. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. On weekends buses run every 1hour and 15minutes from Portsea to Frankston from 8.20am to 8.40pm. Reduced routes operate outside of these times. Please check bus timetables and schedules before travelling. For the latest bus timetable go to www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au. Myki tickets can now be purchased in Sorrento at the Amcal Pharmacy, 61-63 Ocean Beach Rd.
Ferry: The Sorrento to Queenscliff car and passenger ferry leaves from the Sorrento terminal on the hour, every hour from 7am to 6pm, and until 7pm from December 26 to end of daylight savings.
Chauffeurs & Tours:Book your own personal driver to collect you from your location and transport you to Sorrento or other attractions along the way. Small groups and individuals catered for and any location. Local companies include Sorrento Limousine Service (0431 637 850 or www.sorrentolimos.com.au), but there are also other touring companies available which provide a variety of bus services. Contact local visitor information centres for more.
Most car parking is free in Sorrento and there are multiple car parks and locations. The largest all day parking is in Morce Ave behind the Ocean Beach Rd shops (enter from either George St or Melbourne Rd) where there are 240 spaces. Most of the parking along Ocean Beach Rd is 2 hours or less, and there are 70 car spaces at the ferry terminal which are free except between November and April. There are also 20 spaces behind the fire station on Kerferd Rd which are all day. The Village Map indicates the location of Sorrento car parks.