Peninsula Visitors Guide, Summer 2014, Page 128 (transcription)

Sorrento s mix of natural attractions, seaside charm, casual sophistication and historic flavour are a winning combination.
A mecca for water sport enthusiasts from sailing and snorkelling to swimming with the seals and dolphins, From the quiet front beach to the spectacular amphitheatre of the ocean beach, everything is within walking distance.
Many of the features that Coppin helped to create are still part of the village today and add greatly to its olde world charm.
The Sorrento Pier, built in 1870, is a hive of activity most times of the day and fishers make the most of its deep-water access.
The historic foreshore is an idyllic place with a wide promenade and shady barbeque areas.
Sorrento Front Beach is a popular bathing beach within the foreshore reserve.
A gentle curve of sand dunes built up by the tides back golden stretches of sand, caressed by aqua-coloured waves.
In contrast, Sorrento Ocean Beach is an untamed wildly beautiful beach facing Bass Strait.
Myriad walks criss-cross its crests and a lookout perched high on a ridge offers awesome view.
The many lookoutsand walking trails reveal its charm and beauty.
The many lookoutsand walking trails reveal its charm and beauty.
BEACHSIDE Sorrento and Portsea Sorrento has all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday destination a classic mix of natural attractions, seaside charm, casual sophistication historic flavour.
Standing proudly on the cliff top overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay, Hotel Sorrento is the oldest commercial building in Sorrento.
The gracious and elegant Hotel building completewith tower is a community icon, flaunting magnificentoriginal locally cut limestone.
Built by John Farnsworthin 1872 for P.
J.
Martin, the owner of the Australian Brewery, it was intended to be a Hotel and for over 150 years has been run as one.
Hotel Sorrento s earliest guests were attracted to the tranquil and gracious bayside hotel as an escape from thebustling streets of Melbourne.
Ferried then, by Weerona and Hygeia paddle steamers Hotel Sorrento was the firstport of call.
In 1981, Margaret and Ian Pitt bought the hotel.
The Pitt family were graziers and acquired the hotelwith the view to their second son, Rob managing thebusiness.The hotel has been Rob s passion from day one.
Rob later married Anne Olle and together they began transforming the hotel as a team with enthusiasmand dedication.
In the late 1980 s, Anne s father Alan Olle Big Al joined the team.
Offering guidance and experience from his years as a Melbourne publican.
He lived in the hotel with his wife Patsy for many yearsand were much loved mentors to all.
Hotel Sorrento is proudly a family business at its essence and everysingle member of our team feel part of this family.
Anne and Rob bought the hotel in the mid 1990 s.
Their children Bridget, Myles, Marcus and many cousinshave also become team players and so the familylegacy lives on.
Anne and Rob each and every year have spent timerestoring the hotel back to its former grandeur, as well as a total refurbishment of accommodation, bars andkitchen.
The original building s solid structure has made it a brilliant canvass to work with.
It has evolved and transformed many times and they fully intend forthis to continue.
The refurbished Limeburners Bar is open for summerwith access to the Cellar Bar and the Beer garden isunder construction for next year.
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Summer 2013-2014 modern home wares special gifts delicious local produce and wine and galleries that display and sell art works, sculptures, jewelry and glassware created by local artists.
Sorrento is the ideal base for discovering the wineries, the galleries, the restaurants, the tourist attractions and the ambience of nearby Red Hill.
Just a short drive and you re in beautiful lush wine country, standing in awe as you enjoy the views of rolling vineyards and the blue waters of Port Phillip.
It s all here waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
Do not deny yourself the true Aussie experience of a day or more by the sea and the ultimate experience is time spent in Sorrento.
Only 1 hours from Melbourne, Sorrento the perfectdestination for a day trip, an overnight stay, a weekend away or a relaxing holiday.
There is so much to do and see for the whole familyand the scenic views of both the bay and the ocean arebreathtaking.
Spend time at the calm, shallow bay beaches or tacklethe surf of the ocean.
The bay waters are a perfect playground for swimming, fishing, wind surfing, boating or just getting your feet wet.
Explore the rock pools at the back beach, when the tide isout, or body surf and swim as the tide comes back in.
Sorrento is renowned for its boutique shoppingexperience.
Take a stroll down the main street and explore the temptations of fabulous fashion and accessories 003 128 Just 90 minutes from the heart of Melbourne Sea Wise in Blairgowrie is peaceful yet perfectly positioned to offer access to numerous local activities around the Mornington Peninsula.
Close to the Blairgowrie foreshore and shops, attractive, affordable Sea Wise has something to offer everyone.
Fully self contained units, disability friendly, dogs welcome, linen provided.
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03 5985 9011 or 0427 859 011 PO Box 46, Blairgowrie, 3942 Mel.
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