Where the Mornington Peninsula Experience Begins

Frankston has long been Melbourne’s favourite family playground, offering serene beaches, beautiful parks and gardens, and endless opportunities for having fun. It’s also the perfect base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula. Getting here is a breeze; Frankston is less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne, with a major rail link and three motorways on offer.

With hundreds of parks and reserves, Frankston boasts a myriad of walking paths, bike tracks, tranquil creeks, bushland flora and fauna reserves and wetlands of international significance.

Frankston CBD offers a range of great experiences. Shop until you drop with a wide selection of quality retail experiences on offer, or visit the renowned Frankston Arts Centre for the ultimate art and cultural experience. Admire local and notable artworks at our local galleries, or take a trip down memory lane and visit one of the historic homesteads. Enjoy the Frankston night life in one of the many bars, or relax and view the stunning sunset over Frankston’s Waterfront whilst dining at a beachside restaurant.

If you love the outdoors, a bounty of parks and reserves, tranquil creeks and bird-filled wetlands can be explored in Carrum Downs and the surrounding suburbs. Check out the local parks and reserves on the Visit Frankston website and on the Parks Victoria website.

Bubbling creeks and cascading waterfalls lead you through Sweetwater Creek, or follow the paths to discover the hidden treasures that lie within the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve and Seaford Wetlands.

George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Beauty Park and Ballam Park are family favourites to enjoy a picnic or BBQ. You can also follow the Kananook Creek trail to Seaford, starting from the creek’s mouth at the Frankston Waterfront.

Does a good walk in the outdoors include a game of golf Be sure to challenge yourself on one of the quality courses on offer.

Must Do

  • Meander along the boardwalk from Olivers Hill to the Frankston Life Saving Club
  • Cycle around the Seaford Wetlands or the Baxter trail
  • Visit the glorious gardens at Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s arboretum
  • Explore the Coastal Arts Discovery Trail
  • Seek out the views over northern Port Phillip Bay from the lookout at Olivers Hill, the scenic high point of the city
  • Discover the Dreaming Trail at George Pentland Botanic Gardens
  • Pick up a Natural Reserves walking map from the Frankston Visitor Information Centre
  • During the school holidays, book a guided ranger walk at the Frankston Visitor Information Centre to take you through some of Frankston’s beautiful gardens and natural reserves