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Taste of Sorrento 28 – 31 May, 2015

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Proudly sponsored by Searoad Ferries, Taste of Sorrento is back.

Indulge your tastebuds and your senses in historic Sorrento with a mouth watering blend of gourmet food,wine & beer events aimed at showcasing some of the regions’ best.

Featuring cooking demonstrations from acclaimed chefs Paul Mercurio, Ian Curley, Daniel Wilson & Adam D’Sylva, plus chef dinners, tastings, gourmet menus, winemakers, foodies market and more.

Book a Taste of Sorrento High Tea onboard Searoad Ferries from Sorrento, Sunday 31 May, departing  at 11am. $45.00 per person.

Taste of Sorrento High Tea Menu  More Info and to book click here.

Cross the Bay by ferry and take a short stroll to many of the Taste of Sorrento activities.

Taste of Sorrento Program Information


National Celtic Festival 5 – 8 June, 2015










National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, is widely recognised as the premier Celtic Festival in the southern Hemisphere.

With a reputation that grows each year, this is Australia’s largest and most diverse Celtic gathering.  With a program that highlights the arts – Music, Song, Dance, Theatre, Play-write sessions, Workshops, Trad Talk, Masterclasses and more….this festival attracts audiences and performers from across the country and around the world.

The National Celtic Festival is in Portarlington Victoria, a 20 minute drive from Searoad Ferries Queenscliff terminal.

Searoad Ferries and the National Celtic Festival are offering a special discount Sunday ONLY package.

Packages include return car ferry ticket and Sunday, 7 June Festival tickets, for two, three or four festival goers.  Save up to $120.00.

For more information and to book Ferry Package

Celtic Festival Program


School Holiday Ferry Fun

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Jump onboard in the July School Holidays and enjoy a fantastic range of FREE onboard activities as you cross Port Phillip Bay.  Activities are on select dates and sailing times as listed below.  In addition, everyday of the year there is a children’s playground and colouring corner.  A great days outing to Sorrento or Queenscliff.

Wonders of the Bay

Learn about the wonders of Port Phillip Bay with Marine Discovery Centre.

Includes activities and ‘Look and Touch’ table.

Monday 29 June

From Queenscliff 12pm, 2pm and from Sorrento 1pm and 3pm

Be amazed by Professor Brains

Is it science or magic?  Super science with elements of surprise and interactive experiments to enthuse and amaze.

Tuesday 30 June and Tuesday 7 July

From Queenscliff 12pm, 2pm and from Sorrento 1pm and 3pm

Be mesmerised by Dazzling Dan the Magic Man

Dazzling Dan will trick and beguile you with his roving magic show. Colour, energy and storytelling woven into the magic.

Thursday 2 July and Thursday 9 July

From Queenscliff 11am, 1pm and from Sorrento 12pm and 2pm


All activities are included in the ferry ticket price.

High Teas on the High Sea

HIgh-TeaHigh Tea On The High Seas - Every Sunday 12 noon from Sorrento and 3pm from Queenscliff to the 20 December, 2015.

Be served High Tea in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry. Indulge in an afternoon tea of exquisite cakes and desserts, finger sandwiches, espresso coffee, freshly brewed tea or sparkling wine and watch the spectacular coastal scenery slide past. Cost $40 per person.

Please visit High Tea On the High Sea page for full details and schedule times.