Sorrento is a town on the south coast of Victoria, in southeast Australia. On holiday at a villa in Sorrento you’ll find yourself in a charming and upmarket seaside resort with immaculate beaches and a rugged coastline to explore along the surrounding Mornington Peninsula, with a wealth of recreation and visitor attractions to seek out.
Sorrento self-catering villas are found in a resort that first started to evolve in the mid-19th Century, and you can still see a number of magnificent houses and hotels from this time. Sorrento beach is a found on a bay with golden sand and clear and calm blue waters. This beach stays relatively quiet, even in mid-summer and is a popular mooring point for yachts. There’s a golf course just outside the town, known as Sorrento Golf Club.
Both the inward and ocean side of the Mornington Peninsula are lined with lovely beaches. If you’re on the hunt for a surfing beach then the outer side would be ideal, while the water at the inward beaches is generally very calm. For famous coastal landmark you could head for London Bridge at the tip of the peninsula, which is a large natural arch.
A short drive from villas in Sorrento are a number of wineries. In fact the area between Shoreham and Mornington features numerous vineyards – among the best known are Montalto, Dormana Estate, Box Stallion, Red Hill Estate and Barrymore. You can visit them for tours and tasting sessions, and many of these establishments have restaurants.
The Mornington Peninsula National Park is minutes from Sorrento self-catering holiday rentals, and comprises wonderful coastal scenery, with beaches and cliffs, serving as a vital haven for a variety of wildlife.
Central Melbourne sits about 90 minutes by car from Sorrento villas, and boasts magnificent architecture, both modern and Victorian, alongside countess cultural attractions, with museums, theatres and galleries. It’s also a great shopping destination, offering both markets and upscale Victorian shopping arcades.
Sorrento self-catering holiday accommodation is set in a region known for its mild if rather changeable weather. Summers are consistently warm from around December to March, while winters tend to be a little cooler here than in many other parts of Australia, with temperatures sinking to around four or five degrees at night in June and July.
Sorrento holiday villas can be reached from the UK by flying to Melbourne Airport (MEL) from London-Heathrow (LHR) via Qantas, before making the one hour and three quarters drive down the Mornington Peninsula to your destination.