Location Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
Population: approximately 110,000
Location : 42 kilometres south of Melbourne
Frankston is on the edge of the Melbourne metropolitan area and denotes the entry point to the Mornington Peninsula.
The town boasts one of the largest retail areas outside the Melbourne CBD, and hosts a healthy arts program at the $20 million Frankston Arts Centre. Olivers Hill is the scenic high point of the city and is the province of many of Melbourne’s rich and famous. The imposing homes have outstanding views over northern Port Phillip Bay.
Frankston’s beaches also provide a wide and continuous stretch of clean sand for swimming and a range of water sports.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Take in the spectacular view over northern Port Phillip from the scenic high point of the city, Olivers Hill and discover the waterfalls in Sweetwater Creek Reserve
~ Play a round of golf at Frankston’s Centenary Park, rated as one of the best 18-hole golf public courses in Victoria.
~ Hire a canoe and paddle up Kananook Creek – the Boathouse Restaurant is perfectly positioned for afternoon tea.
~ Fish from the Frankston or Seaford Piers or hire a boat from Kananook Creek and go chase the big ones
~ Enjoy the seaside ambience as you stroll along the Frankston foreshore boardwalk, Landmark Bridge and pier
~ Spot native birds and plants or just take in the views of the city and bay at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve on Excelsior Drive
~ Dine out at one of the beachfront restaurants.
MAJOR EVENTS :
Frankston Sea Festival incorporating Neptune’s Table Seafood and Wine Fair – January
Frankston Golf Classic – May
Pets Day Out – October
Christmas Festival of Lights – November.
Directions: Frankston is approximately 1 hour from Melbourne via the Nepean Highway or Monash Freeway. V/Line trains operate frequent services from Melb