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by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

There’s no doubt the historic seaside township of Sorrento is a magnet for tourists. Last month the thriving coastal village was awarded silver in the Top Small Tourism Town category at the 2022 Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards.

As part of the annual Australian Tourism Awards program, the Top Tourism Town Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding regional destinations around the nation that are committed to encouraging tourism and visitation as well as demonstrating collaboration between tourism operators, the community and businesses to provide memorable visitor experiences.

More than 30 destinations were nominated for the Victorian awards before a list of 18 finalists was confirmed. Almost 19,000 members of the public voted for their Top Tourism Town in their state. The Small Tourism Town category is for towns with a population of 1500-5000.

Sorrento goes from strength to strength each year with excellent dining options, boutiques for shopping, and stunning coastline views and walks. It is a coastal paradise that’s been attracting holidaymakers since the 1800s.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board CEO Angela Cleland said: “Congratulations to Sorrento for this outstanding result. As one of the most admired coastal towns on the Mornington Peninsula, we are so pleased with this deserved recognition and applaud all businesses who have contributed to Sorrento’s widespread recognition and popularity. We are excited to watch this town continue to grow to new heights, making way for countless more memorable visitor experiences.”

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