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Searoad Ferries

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Address: Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5258 3244
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service...

The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a leisurely 2-hour scenic drive to Phillip Island and the famous Penguin Parade. From Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re very close to the glorious Great Ocean Road.Stroll on board as a passenger or bring your car – it’s the fast and environmentally friendly alternative to the drive of more than 200 km through the city from one peninsula to the other.All weather, hourly crossings, 7 Days…Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from both destinations on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.Arriving at Sorrento, you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings.Queenscliff is dominated by the fascinating 1860s Fort Queenscliff, but has many gracious old buildings including grand historic hotels and guesthouses.The specially designed all weather ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, no turning required.Easy and convenient.

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We decided to take our interstate visitors for a day out driving to Queenscliff and catching the ferry to Sorrento for lunch. What a wonderful way to not only see the picturesque... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to take our interstate visitors for a day out driving to Queenscliff and catching the ferry to Sorrento for lunch. What a wonderful way to not only see the picturesque township of Queenscliff but a convenient 44 minute scenic boat trip across the bay to Sorrento and spending a few hours there enjoying lunch. Something different and overall... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful way to see the bay and surrounds, quant villages both sides, and you relax along the way. Beautiful

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Thank Mark G
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've used this service a number of times and, aside from a booking glitch when they were repairing one of their ferries (which, although handled poorly, was an anomaly), it's been a flawless experience each time. Friendly people, efficient service, and a really comfortable and beautiful ride. It's not what I would call cheap if you have a car, but... More 

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Thank PoolBarPlease
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was big excitement when we spotted some seals playing in the water. No dolphins though. We caught the Ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff to enjoy the cruise and have a bite of lunch at Queenscliff. It is a great day out. The whole ferry loading process, RORO with the cars, trucks etc. is interesting. The time on the water... More 

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Thank Nanette F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a cheap option but can be a wonderful option on a beautiful day to cross the bay from Queenscliff to Sorrento (or visa versa) If the day is calm try to find a spot on the front or top deck and if you are really lucky you may even spot some dolphins

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Thank Salyt141
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't need to prebook. We were lucky enough to pull up and get straight on. Our trip was smooth and fast. Very convenient and a good price - especially compared to other paid ferry services in Australia

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Thank Jodie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Actually surprised to find the ferry quite reasonably priced. We went for a day trip to Queenscliff. Our boys loved the experience of being on the boat and exploring the roof top and coffee shop! We had a beautiful walk to Queenscliff and enjoyed the old antique shops. The kids had a quick play at the baby carnival before boarding... More 

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Thank Shauna C
Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I travelled to Queenscliff recently and had a wonderful experience on board with this method of transport.

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Thank 122lyn
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Decided, on arrival at Queenscliff by bus, to be a passenger and do the return trip. Beautiful day with smooth crossing and far reaching visibility. Had an hour on Sorrento beach front before returning. Efficient loading of cars and passengers. Clean and tidy deck and good service from on board cafe. Roro cafe on Queenscliff harbour excellent too. Have used... More 

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Thank catho2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry across to queenscliff, took about 40 minutes. Once you arrive there it is about a 10-15 minute walk to the main street. Not a lot of shops, a few restaurants, collectibles, gift shops. Not very busy, nice historic town to have lunch ir afternoon tea.

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