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Beauty Park
Sandsculpting January 2009
Frankston Pier
Frankston Library Mural
Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Skate Park with PARC waterslides in background

Frankston is a city in Victoria, Australia.


Frankston is a town 40km from Melbourne on the edge of Port Phillip Bay often referred to as the "Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula". Frankston is where the electric train line terminates. If you are a backpacker heading to the Mornington Peninsula, French Island or Phillip Island chances are you're going to go through Frankston. It has a beautiful beach, many restaurants, bars and shops.


Frankston is home to several festivals;

  • Waterfront Festival in January.
  • Ventana Fiesta, a Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish festival in March.
  • Pets Day Out in October.
  • Festival of Lights in late November.

A Sand Sculpting display runs from December to April.

Tourist Information[edit]

Get in[edit]



  • 781 bus from Mt Martha via Mt Eliza, Mornington. [1]
  • 782 bus from Flinders via Coolart Road, Hastings. [2]
  • 783 bus from Hastings via Coolart Road. [3]
  • 782/783 combined from Hastings/Flinders via Coolart Road. [4]
  • 788 bus from Portsea via Dromana, Rosebud, Sorrento. [5]
  • 901 bus from Melbourne airport. [6]
  • Frankston and Peninsula Airport Shuttle - a much faster more expensive option than the 901 bus. [7]


Get around[edit]


  • 3 George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Williams Street. Nov-Mar 7am-9pm; Apr-Oct 7am-6pm.



Sunset over Port Phillip Bay in Frankston
  • 1 Barefoot Bowls, Cnr Yuille & William Streets, +61 3 9783-2877. Every Friday evening at 6.00pm [weather permitting] until dusk, during daylight savings. It’s a fun night for families and a sausage sizzle is included. $8.00 per adult and $2.00 for children.


  • 2 Centenary Park Public Golf Course.
  • 3 Frankston Golf Club.
  • 4 Long Island Country Club.


Nature Reserves[edit]

  • 9 Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve (Frankston Reservoir) (Entrance via Jeremy Way, Frankston South). Thursday-Sunday 10:00-17:00. Bush walking. Cycling and swimming are not permitted. Free.
  • 13 Seaford Wetlands. 261 hectares of predominantly freshwater swamps. It is prohibited to bring cats to the reserve. Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands on Wikipedia Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands (Q5338705) on Wikidata

Other stuff[edit]

  • Cycling. There are several bicycle paths around Frankston, the longest follows the train line from Frankston to Baxter
  • 15 Frankston BMX Club, 101R Old Wells Road, Seaford. BMX Track
  • 17 Langwarrin Pump Track, Lloyd Park, Cranbourne/Frankston Road, Langwarrin. BMX Track
  • 19 Seaford Skate Park, 50R Railway Parade, Seaford.


  • Seaford Farmers Market, Station Street, Seaford (adjacent to the Seaford Community Centre). The third Sunday of each month from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Fresh produce.
  • 2 Wells Street Market, Wells Street. Thursday 9am to 2pm.


There are several food courts located within the shopping centers offering a wide range of food such as Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Italian, not to mention all the regular fast food chains. Pizza, Fish and Chips there is no shortage of choices.


  • 3 Epiphany nightclub, 480 Nepean Highway, +61 3 9770-6000.
  • 5 Humdinger, 101 Young Street, +61 3 9783 1382. Closed Monday. Tuesday to Thursday 12pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 12am, Sunday 12pm to 9pm.
  • 6 Pint & Pickle Tavern, 448A Nepean Highway, +61 3 9770 2880.
  • 7 Robin Hood Tavern, 506 Nepean Highway, +61 3 9770 2055.
  • 8 Strike Bowling Bar, Wells St, 1300 787 453 (local rate). 10am-late. Ten Pin Bowling. Thursday's Drink 2 Bowl deal offers a free game with any drink purchased.



  • Free internet at shopping centers and Frankston library.

Go next[edit]

Frankston station serves as a transit hub for bus and train services.

  • Flinders - Bus 782 Frankston - Flinders via Coolart Road, Hastings. [8]
  • Melbourne - By Train. [9]
  • Melbourne Airport - 901 Bus [10] or Airport Shuttle - a much faster more expensive option than the 901 bus. [11]
  • Mount Martha - Take the 781 bus via Mt Eliza and Mornington. [12]
  • Portsea - Take the 788 bus via Dromana, Rosebud and Sorrento. [13]
  • Stony Point - Take the train to Stony Point where ferry's leave for French Island and Phillip Island. [14]

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