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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Great for meals and beers overlooking the bay. Summertime beer garden is a must.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Point Nepean really is one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. With so much to see and discover, its rich history has played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. The park has outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Park
“Port Nepean National Park is a ‘must visit’ Mornington Peninsula location, not in the least because of its great walking trails. Combining vibrant natural landscapes with interesting local history, Port Nepean also happens to have some of the best views on the Mornington Peninsula (which really is saying something!) Park at the Point Nepean carpark and take a walk up to Fort Nepean, considered one of Australia’s best major fort complexes, or embark on a stroll to Cheviot Hill, Eagles Nest, London Bridge, or the Quarantine Station. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Nature
“Located at the very end of the peninsula, Fort Nepean enables you to step into the boots of the soldiers once posted there. Fort Nepean was a critical part of Victoria’s defences from the 1880s until 1945. It was the largest and most heavily armed installation in the network of fortifications around the entrance to Port Phillip, and today remains an outstanding example of the evolution of gun technology and Australia’s early defence strategies. The first shot of the British Empire in WWI and the first Australian shots of World War ll were fired from Fort Nepean, earning its entry in military history. These battlements were modified and used right up until the end of World War II. There’s lots to see, so allow at least one hour to discover what makes Fort Nepean so unique. Above and below ground you will find gun emplacements, barracks tunnels, ammunition magazines, and engine house and even a bomb-proof room.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large carpark at the rear or accessed via stairs/lift from the main street level.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Fantastic food and coffee with views across the Ocean Beach of Sorrento. They have a resident Echidna and you maybe lucky enough to spot him”
  • 12 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The first shot of both the First and Second World Wars were fired from Point Nepean. Find out about the historical journey of Point Nepean, from the indigenous people of the Southern Peninsula to use of the Quarantine Station for new european immigrants.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Road
“Boutique homewares and surf shops, alongside big brands such as Tigerlily, Lululemon and Witchery.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Viewpoint on a sandstone cliff overlooking beaches, rock pools & national park accessed by a path.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Very fond of this place. Great set up. Yummy food. Nice staff. Sit amongst the veggie garden.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to shop
“As Australia’s #1 golf destination, golfers simply adore it because of the incredible diversity presented by 15 clubs with 19 links, parkland and resort courses. And when it’s only a few minutes’ drive between each course, you can pack in a lot of golf. You can play at any time to”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Spend about half a day or more easily wondering through the buildings and reading some fascinating history of the first settlers. Great spot on the beach. Take a picnic or there is a café.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Delicious brunch! Great presentation, lovely service. A little pricier than your usual cafe but high quality food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a stunning walk to the end of Point Nepean which is unforgettable. Stunning views across the bay and ocean, walking to the end can take from 40- 1 hr depending on speed and you may even see an echidna along the way. There are also some historical places to visit and look at on the walk too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“In the heart of Sorrento, Nepean Historical Society's museum and the nearby original Limeburner's Cottage will take you back to the beginnings of Sorrento. Through images and artefacts, the museum tells many fascinating stories. Learn about the first European settlement on Port Phillip in 1803 by Lieutenant Colonel David Collins arriving on the Calcutta bringing convicts and their families. Learn fascinating stories of the Boon Wurrung people and convict, William Buckley, who escaped from the settlement and lived with the indigenous people for 33 years. Watch video of ferries in the 1880s bringing thousands of tourists from Melbourne and the steam trams running up the main street to the ocean beach. See artifacts from many ships wrecked at the treacherous Heads. Examine up close a special figurehead from one of the wrecks.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great for meals and beers overlooking the bay. Summertime beer garden is a must.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious brunch! Great presentation, lovely service. A little pricier than your usual cafe but high quality food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mr Morce is an excellent restaurant specialising in local seafood. It has a sunny courtyard for the summer months and a roaring fire inside during the winter months. The owner, Troy, is a local footy hero (he played a number of games at St Kilda and has coached the Sorrento Sharks to a number of local premierships) and a fabulous bloke who looks after his guests very well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The hardest working and busiest noodle shop in town! Pre-order if you’re starving and wait with a takeaway brew from the bottle shop next door. The Pad Thai is worth the wait!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Formerly called "Portsea Pier General Store and Cafe" now renamed "Le Capucin". Under new management. Has been renovated to have a classic and authentic French atmosphere. So lovely sitting outside on the grassy area near the pier; water views in sight. Very relaxed and friendly.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The wood fired pizzas are amazing. Its cosy and has a great atmosphere. Not too over the top in price either.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely new restaurant and you will receive a 10% discount off a meal at The Rasoi upon your stay!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent quiet location for a cheese or platter or dip selection and a glass of wine. Highly recommend. They open at 8am and linger until 6pm. Will stay open longer if you have a larger crowd.”
  • 1 local recommends

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