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Listed under Towns in Victoria, Australia.

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A more-scenic-than-the-rest spot on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsular, Sorrento is Melbourne’s Hamptons equivalent: a wealthy summer playground much needed considering the oppressive heat of a Melbourne summer (how can it be both the hottest and coldest place in Australia?). There are some really beautiful grand old 19th Century houses and hotels made in the wide veranda, Sydney style of the pale local limestone - very Port Philip chic, on the hill which now overlook the surfers and dolphin swimmers below. And the shopping and cafes are suitably exclusive. Historically important to the state for being it’s first town, built 30 years before Melbourne which is about an hours drive away.

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