Smooth Sailing Day Trip from Sorrento to Queenscliff
Often, itís nice to escape the hussle bussle of the big smoke and explore further afield. There are so many great day trips that are fun things to do for all the family that are only a short distance from Melbourne.
The G boys and I are always on the lookout for something different to do. One of our recent adventures took us down the Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento. More specifically, to the ferry terminal.
It was here that we took the 40-minute ferry crossing to Queenscliff.
The Sorrento-Queenscliff Ferry
Being a passenger ferry, you have the option of taking your car or going as a foot passenger. On this particular time, we decided it would be more cost effective for us to go on a return journey as a foot passenger. With pay parking situated next to the ferry terminal, it made for a stress free outing for little legs.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the day from the terminal building. Prices start from $8 for a one-way ticket for kids and $11 one-way for adults.
Itís a very slick operation with a very quick turn-around between the ferry departures. This meant, much to the boysí delight, we got to see our ferry arrive and were able to watch the cars, motor bikes and bicycles disembark and then load up the return passengers.
Watching the ferry dock
Once on board, the boys were excited to explore the ferry, watch the vehicles enter on to the ferry and sit on the top deck while the ferry left the terminal. With a cafť board and a kids corner with colouring and a small play area, the 40-minute journey was just long enough to keep the boys entertained.
During the winter school holidays, the ferry has a range of activity for the kids planned on the ferry. To find out more, check out their website here.
Before we knew it, we had arrived at Queenscliff. Even though we were taking the same ferry back, we had to disembark and check in to the Queenscliff terminal. The kids thought this was great.
Of course, if we had more time we would have ventured in to Queenscliff for a snoop around the beautiful waterside town.
Soon enough we landed back in Sorrento. We grabbed out picnic rug and supplies and took the short walk from the ferry terminal to the beach. From here, the town with its quaint cafes, eateries and gift shops is only a short walk away.
This was a great day out with so much fun for the whole family.