Reasons to visit
Long loved by holidaying Melburnians, Sorrento oozes charm, from its historic limestone buildings to its renowned galleries and heritage boutiques. Walk along the Sorrento-Portsea Artists Trail and see the views captured by local artists or discover more of the history of the region at Nepean Historical Museum and Pioneer Cottage.
Sorrento is blessed with awarded restaurants. For fine dining try Acquolina, Loquat or The Continental Hotel. The Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail is a mouth-watering way to get a taste of the peninsula's gourmet offerings.
Take a snorkelling tour and swim with dolphins and fur seals and maybe even see a weedy sea dragon. Or try the fishing or a bay or scuba cruise. Kayak, swim or just chill on the family-friendly bayside front beach or surf the Bass Strait waves on the rocky back beach
The peninsula a premier golfing destination too with 20 excellent courses, three of which are in Australia's top ten.
A local's top tips
Alan Traynor, Relieving Store Manager, Ritchies IGA Sorrento
"We stock a large range of local and continental cheeses from various suppliers, including hand-made sheep and goats' cheese from Meredith Dairy. My favourite is the Shadows of Blue from Tarago River Cheese Company.
Some of our more popular local suppliers include Red Hill Muesli and Pure Peninsula Honey and we sell a lot of wood-fired pizza bases made by a local pizza maker based in Sorrento. We also stock gourmet products from around Australia, such as sauces and marinades from the Yarra Valley, fresh fish from Clamms Seafood, organic foods from Absolute Organics, fresh produce from Rainfresh and bread products from Phillippa's Bakery."
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