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Best Things To Do On Vacation In Frankston, Australia

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Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew

Though it feels like a world away from Melbourne, Frankston is just an hour drive from bustling Melbourne along the coastline. It is the gateway to the Morningston Peninsula towards the south. As you enter Morningston Peninsula at Frankston, you will pass through a city of art scene, historic homes, entertaining events and beautiful beachfront activities. While at Frankston, you get to explore the sheltered bay beaches, ocean bay beaches and the stunning coastal scenery.The city has been a popular seaside destination. Moreover, the beach is recognized as one of the cleanest in Australia. It is the home to one of the largest exhibitions of sand sculpting in the Southern Hemisphere.  

1. Frankston Beach

Posted by Ekta Patel on Saturday, 4 March 2017

Easily accessed, it is one of the world’s unspoilt beach. The sand is kept beautifully clean and the water is shallow and safe enough for the kids to swim. The beach is only a 10 minute walk from the Frankston railway station. Besides that, this popular spot is a favourite among the locals because of its ample parking space. It also offers a good array of restaurants, lovely walkways to promenade, and a good sand sculpture sheltered playground, which make it an ideal place to take the kids. This is what makes Frankston beach so special.

Frankston Beach

Address: Frankston, Victoria, Australia

Opening Hours: You can go at anytime

Access: Within walking distance from Frankston train station

Contact: +61 359866684

Website: Frankston Beach

2. Frankston Arts Centre

Posted by Frankston Arts Centre on Thursday, 2 March 2017

Frankston Arts Centre is one of Australia’s art centres comprising of theatre galleries, the Creative Arts Hub and Function Centre. The Frankston Arts Centre is a unique premier arts and performance venue situated in Melbourne’s South East. Its main theatre seats a maximum of 800 patrons at one sitting and is fully air conditioned. If you have any queries relating to events at the arts centre, you can refer to the ticketing and patron policy on the website. It is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in performing arts. Time for you to destress yourself and watch some live performance or listen to some music.

Frankston Arts Centre

Address: 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia

Price: Depending on exhibitions and festivals

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday-Friday), 9am-2pm (Saturday), Closed on Sunday and public holidays

Duration: About 1-2 hours

Access: Within walking distance from Frankston train station

Contact: +61 397841060

Website: Frankston Arts Centre

3. Wells Street Market

Can't believe Summer Days are almost over! We'll be enjoying a pleasant predicted 27 degrees this Thursday at the market, soaking up the sunshine while it lasts ☀️

Posted by Wells Street Market on Monday, 27 February 2017

Visitors can graze their way through food, beverages and produce, as well as taking in colours and characters every Thursday and Saturday night from 9am to 2pm at this market. Well Streets Market is located in between the cinemas and the Bayside complex on Well Street. Every Thursday, the road is closed off to traffic and open to producers, growers and artisans to make way for them to use the street for five hours. The whole street comes alive and buzzes with activities. The market offers you the chance to buy, see and drink while walking around and have a closer look at the items for sale. Food options are also immense and you will be spoiled for choice. Apart from that, farm produce is fresh from farms and is priced reasonably. This place is just another lovely bustling and friendly place to visit.

Wells Street Market

Address: Wells St | In between Bayside Shopping Centre and the cinemas, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia

Price: Free entry

Opening Hours: 9am - 2pm every Thursday

Duration: About 1 hour

Access: Between Bayside complex and cinemas along Well Street

Contact: +61 359763266

Near by Food: Plenty to choose from at the market

Website: Wells Street Market

4. Brialyn Boathouse Gallery

Come in and see this artwork among others at our Finale 2016 exhibition on now until 21 November. If you like something in the gallery find out how you can purchase it and take it home and hang it on your wall.

Posted by Brialyn Boathouse Gallery on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Another notable stop in Frankston will be Brialyn Boathouse Gallery. Do not be taken aback by its name as it is not a gallery or museum, but it is actually a restaurant. Discover the more well kept secret on the way to the boathouse restaurant, a cosy gallery with beautiful artworks, prints, cheerful collectibles and many goodies. There is also the cosy boathouse restaurant. This restaurant can be easily found as it is strategically situated along the Neepan Highway and opposite of Frankston Officeworks.

Brialyn Boathouse Gallery

Address: 368 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia

Price: Depending on what you order or buy

Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm (Tueday-Sunday). Closed on Monday

Duration: Between 1-2 hours

Access: Opposite Frankston Officeworks

Contact: +61 397706119

Website: Brialyn Boathouse Gallery

5. Oliver's Hill Lookout

Last day on the Mornington peninsula on my way into Melbourne

Posted by Chris Webb on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Get a romantic view across Port Phillip Bay on top of Oliver’s Hill Lookout. From the lookout, the stunning view of the sky, sea and the sunset is really a sight to behold. You can even look across the bay and see the city. Apart from that, you would feel that you are on top of the world and it is worth a stop on a good day. Besides that, this point of interest offers visitors a perfect opportunity to snap pictures of the scenic view. Do you know that this place has been an inspirational site for noted artist? The lookout can be reached by various means of transportation such as bus, by private vehicle or walking.

Oliver's Hill Lookout

Address: 600 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia

Price: Free access

Opening Hours: You can go at anytime

Duration: 1 hour-2 hours

Access: Within walking distance from Nepean Highway or by car from Frankston Central Business District

Contact: +61 1300322842

Website: Oliver’s Hill Lookout

A great accessible place

Frankston pier view
Source: Wikimedia

With its easy reach to Melbourne, Phillip Island and Yanna Valley, Frankston is an easily accessible destination and a great place to explore. Frankston is the vibrant urban waterfront destination where arts, cultural experience and sports meet. Moreover, the city hosts the biggest sand sculpting competition every year. Additionally, there are many other events going on over the summer in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. Travellers can experience the colours, atmosphere and excitement and the great value at many varied markets in Frankston. Travellers are amazed by the native flora and fauna, superb beaches, magnificient parks, gardens, galleries and eateries right at the doorstep. This makes Frankston really unique and a popular holiday retreat for everyone.

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