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Searoad Ferries Queenscliff

Address: 1 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225

Phone: 03 5258 3244  |  Fax: 03 5258 1877  


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Searoad Ferries connects the Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine to the Mornington Peninsula, the 40 minute crossing is a stress free alternative to driving through the city.

Two specially designed all weather 60 metre ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.

Watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air. Arriving at Sorrento, you will have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings.

Whether you are going home or on a journey far away, there's no better way to see the bay than with Searoad Ferries.

Passengers with vehicles are advised to arrive at the terminals at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

The ferries depart from Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff and the Sorrento Pier, Sorrento.

Special Features on the 40 minute journey are the unparalleled views of historic lighthouses, the Point Nepean fortifications, navigational features, seals and dolphins are available from the comfortable lounge areas, cafe style seating or numerous observation decks.

Both vessels are fully equipped to cater for passengers with disabilities, including an internal lift from the vehicle deck to the passenger lounge.

Coaches may be booked ahead. Seven days notice is advisable to secure passage.

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Queenscliff - Sorrento

TypeValid fromValid toPrice from($)Price to($)

Family one way (two adults and three children)
One Way


These fare are for vehicles (up to five metres including driver) one way. Additional passengers pay one way passenger fares.


These fare are for vehicles (up to five metres including driver) return. Additional passengers return passenger fare.
One Way


Adult return


Adult one way


Concession return. Must present concession, seniors or health care card.
One Way


Concession one way. Must present concession, seniors or health care card.


Child one way age (4-15 years)
One Way


Child return age (4-15 years)
One Way


Rate types


Queenscliff - Sorrento

Searoad Ferries, Australia's favourite car and passenger ferry service, operates between Queenscliff and Sorrento on the hour between 7am and 6pm seven days of the week, everyday of the year. Two all weather ferries cross Port Phillip Bay 24 times a day, seven days a week. Each vessel carries up to 700 passengers and 75 vehicles. Easy drive on/drive off facilities. The crossing is 40 minutes.

Mode of transport

  • Ferry

Starting locations

  • Queenscliff Ferry Terminal


  • Sorrento Ferry Terminal

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Vehicles: Bookings are now taken for both foot passengers and vehicles. Coaches: Bookings are necessary for full size coaches. Price on application.

Local directions

The Queenscliff terminal is located in Wharf Street East in Queenscliff. Follow the signage through the main street of Queenscliff leading to the harbour. Melway ref 236 K5, UBD map 667 F17. The Sorrento terminal is located at the Sorrento Pier. Take Point Nepean Highway to Sorrento. Melway ref 157 C7, UBD map 482 R7

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Merit

Opening hours

MV Sorrento and the MV Queenscliff car and passenger ferries, depart from the Queenscliff Port and the Sorrento Pier every hour on the hour 7am to 6pm, seven days a week all year, in all weather.


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre

Disabled access

Both MV Queenscliff and MV Sorrento are fully equipped with a lift.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road