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Millionaires Walk - Sorrento

This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. The breathtaking water views across Port Philip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne and Mount Dandenong are amazing. Also, you will get an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions .

Monument and Trig Station where on the 9th March 1802, Act Lt John Murray Took Possession of Port King - on the Millionaires walk Sorrento
Monument and Trig Station where on the 9th March 1802,
Acting Lieutenant John Murray, commander of the 'HMS Lady Nelson'
took possession of Port King, later to be renamed Port Philip Bay

We started this easy walk, which is about 1.5kms return, from Point King Road at Portsea. Not far from the start is a white trig station and a stone monument. This is the place where on the 9th March 1802, Acting Lieutenant John Murray, commander of the 'HMS Lady Nelson' took possession of Port King, later to be renamed Port Philip Bay, in the name of His Sacred Majesty George III of Great Britain and Ireland. It was the first time the Union Jack was used in Australia for this purpose.

The Queenscliff-Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry - view from the Millionaires walk Sorrento
The Queenscliff-Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry

As we followed the path further, we found a few gates to go through. It feels like you are walking through the front yards of peoples houses! Some of the houses are quite magnificent and many have jetties with beautifully built boat houses. On the water you will notice a constant parade of boats passing as well as the Queenscliff-Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry.

Gate at Lentell Ave - Part of the Millionaires Walk Sorrento
You may feel like you are going into someone's front yard, but this is
the gate at the Lentell Ave end of the Millionaires walk

When you reach Lentell Ave there is a high gate to go through. You can either walk back to Point King Road via Point Nepean Road or return via the walk, as we did.

Below is an assortment of photos we took.

Looking toward the Bellarine Peninsula with the Queenscliff/Sorrento Ferry in the distance - the Millionaires walk Sorrento
Looking toward the Bellarine Peninsula with the Queenscliff/Sorrento Ferry in the distance

An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento
An amazing variety of jetties and boat house are seen on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

One of the many mansions you will see on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

One of the many mansions you will see on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

One of the many mansions you will see on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento

One of the many mansions you will see on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento
Some of the many mansions you will see on the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento


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