Sorrento: Amazing accommodation; a foodies paradise; unlimited things to do and experience, and unmatched retail therapy. Sorrento, one of the most popular districts on the peninsula, can offer holiday makers a choice of beaches – the calm waters of Port Philip Bay or the rugged ocean back beach. Canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming or surfing – everything is on the table here. Sorrento may have been Victoria’s first European settlement but it didn’t take off until the 1870s when it was first developed as a tourist destination. It was during this era that many of the beautiful limestone buildings were built, some of which are the oldest and highest in Australia. One of the best things about a stay in Sorrento is that almost everything is in walking distance. Sorrento accommodation venues, cafes & restaurants, hotels and a wide array of retail outlets are all close by. Stay, play and soak up the atmosphere of one of the most unique destinations on the Mornington Peninsula.