What to do and see in Frankston, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

February 27, 2018 Janette Largent

Discover the best top things to do in Frankston, Australia including Frankston Beach, Albert Park, Sup-Fit, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Seaford Foreshore Reserve, Frankston Visitor Information Centre, Olivers Hill Lookout, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre, Ballam Park Homestead, Beauty Park.
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1. Frankston Beach

Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
50%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 291 reviews

Frankston Beach

Reviewed By Brianna H

Parking by the waterfront is limited and expensive $12.80 for the day and we got stalked multiple times going back and forth to the car to get items for the kids as well as a picnic lunch.
Beach was clean and not too crowded and there was plenty of places to set up in the shade on the grass.

2. Albert Park

Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206, Australia +61 3 9695 9000
Excellent
49%
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4.5 based on 372 reviews

Albert Park

Only 3km from the CBD, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include ovals, Playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track. Sporting facilities include a golf driving range, gymnasium and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC). Enjoy a barbecue or picnic with the family. Hire a boat and explore the lake. Walk, cycle or jog around the track, past green lawns and playing fields. Catching the tram is a great way to get to Albert Park. All trams that travel along St Kilda Road stop within easy walking distance of the park and the 96, 12 and 112 trams run past the park from the Melbourne CBD to St Kilda. Limited parking is available for park users within Albert Park (parking fees apply).

Reviewed By Dorsetsue2 - Wiltshire, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful lake and lovely to walk around. Plenty of Seating available to stop and take in the views. From the bottom of the lakes you get a great view of the Melbourne skyline with its buildings towerin over everywhere. Pathways wide so easily accommodate walkers and runners. What a beautiful place to exercise for runners! We walked from Melbourne, quite an easy route and then continued on to St Kilda before returning via the park again. They were already setting up for the Grand Prix. Quite interesting to watch them . Wish we had been in Melbourne to see it.

3. Sup-Fit

Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930, Australia
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 61 reviews

Sup-Fit

Would you like to get a taste of SUP, improve your core strength and balance and enjoy our beautiful Beaches from a new perspective? Here's your chance to try on the calm and clear waters of the Mornington Peninsula, and to join in a growing sport for everyone from serious competitors to social paddlers who enjoy being outdoors and on the water.

Reviewed By GillmoreOnTour - Melbourne, Australia

We asked Sup-Fit to come to our sailing club to offer something different for our members. The team were so professional and easy to work with. Great communication in the lead up to the activities and provided quality gear. I even joined in on a session and learnt heaps, and now have my own SUP!

390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin, Victoria 3910, Australia +61 3 9789 1671
Excellent
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

Reviewed By sammybree - Langwarrin, Australia

We had so much fun at McClennand Gallery today. The kids loved exploring all the sculptures and walking around.
We took a picnic and rug and let the kids run around in the metal maze while we watched.
Just note- there is an unfenced Lake that my son was fascinated by so be careful of little ones, and take insect repellent as it is part of the bush and mozzies like the back sculpture park.

5. Seaford Foreshore Reserve

Nepean Highway, Seaford, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Seaford Foreshore Reserve

Reviewed By platypus150 - Melbourne, Australia

The beach is narrow compared with others, but is relatively unpopulated by people (although gulls and terns can be seen). There is a pleasant walk on a well-made path through thick vegetation along the foreshore and some interesting art pieces along the way. With toilets at the Seaford Life Saving Club and many food choices across the highway, it is worth a visit.

6. Frankston Visitor Information Centre

7N Pier Promenade | Frankston Waterfront, Frankston, Victoria, Australia +61 1300 322 842
Excellent
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Frankston Visitor Information Centre

Frankston has long been Melbourne's favourite family playground, offering the best Beaches, beautiful parks and Gardens, and endless opportunities for having fun. It's also the perfect base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula.Whether planning a brief stop over or a longer stay, see us for information on attractions, activities and events, local and regional maps and visitor guides. We have day trip suggestions and itineraries, tours, car hire and public transport advice. We also have a range of local and Australian made produce, wine, gifts and souvenirs.

Reviewed By Arrowhead11

This is not a destination but start of a journey. Has information of what else to do on the peninsula. Wineries,attractions etc.Thanks for taking the time to review our Centre. One of our taglines is 'Frankston... where your Mornington Peninsula experience begins'. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey!

7. Olivers Hill Lookout

600 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Olivers Hill Lookout

Reviewed By Oldjack - Greater Melbourne, Australia

This is a slim parking lot at the left of the road down towards to south end of Frankston Beach and provides good views of the bay to the north and of the Frankston not so interesting skyline and the beach. To the back are some of the better housing in Frankston.

8. Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre

Cnr Cranbourne Road & Olive Grove, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia +61 3 9781 8444
Excellent
53%
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9%
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4 based on 43 reviews

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre

Reviewed By Catherine G - Frankston, Australia

A brilliant facility that caters for everyone's health and wellness needs. 50 metre pool, amazing slides & aqua play. Gym and wellness centre.

9. Ballam Park Homestead

Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia +61 3 9789 3116
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Ballam Park Homestead

Reviewed By smbdbb - Dubbo, Australia

We had a wonderful guided tour of Ballam Park Homestead today. the guide was very knowlegable, and friendly. The tearooms at the side of the homestead and the attached museum were also wonderful Would highly recommend this tourist attraction to those interested in historic houses and hearing about the lives of those that lived in them. For the less able bodied, there are stairs to 2nd level, but there is a hand rail of course. Plenty of parking, and easy to find...

10. Beauty Park

Spring Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
Excellent
26%
Good
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3.5 based on 23 reviews

Beauty Park

Reviewed By UrbanDrifter - Melbourne

This Park links Frankston Waterfront with Frankston's George Pentland Botanic Gardens. Here you can use the walking and cycling paths to circumnavigates the park. There are also barbecues, drinking Fountain and bins for your rubbish. There is a lovely creek lined with large boulders and river pebbles, grassed picnic areas and shade trees. You can bring your dog if on a lead and in your control.
There is an ornamental lake with two raised viewing platforms suspended over the water's edge to view a variety of seabirds and water fowl.
For the kids, there is a great playground with 5.8 metre high climbing net, combination unit with cubby house and slide and a toddler's climbing net.
If the weather is inclement there is a sandstone-clad pavilion providing shelter from the elements. There are also 3 outdoor fitness stations are located around the Park suitable for those over 12.
In the past, Beauty Park was known for its association with Lord Baden-Powell and the Scouting Jamboree of 1934. The semi-abstract sculpture by Australian artist Deborah Halpern was installed on 6 December 2002. Deborah's work is well known world-wide for her pieces spread across Melbourne - The Angel at Burrarung Mar and Southbank.
Plenty of parking here. Good toilets. Water available. Wheelchair friendly.

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