Things to do Around Frankston Australia

Looking for things to do around Frankston Australia?

Situated on the northernmost point of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Frankston is a vibrant and diverse community. Since Frankston is the southernmost suburb of Melbourne and the “gateway to the peninsula,” the area is well-serviced by road, rail, ferry, and bus.

However, it is recommended that all visitors utilize the multiple car hire services in the area, so that you have increased freedom to roam and explore all that Frankston has to offer.

Fun in the Sun

With more than ten kilometres of pristine waterfront, beautiful foreshore, and sandy beaches, one of the top things to do around Frankston Australia is spending time in the sun.

Frankston it is the ultimate coastal Australian habitat and you can take relax on the beach, go for a dip in the crystal blue waters, launch a boat, or walk along the pier and boardwalk. The kids will definitely enjoy playing and running around the award-winning Frankston Regional Foreshore Playground. Consider planning ahead to watch artists bring the sand to life at the Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition, which is held for three months at the start of every year.

When you work up an appetite, stop by the newly renovated Seaford Life Saving Clubhouse to dine in the café and enjoy spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay.

Water Adventure

For those seeking more adventure than relaxation, there are a wide selection of water sport activities and tours that will certainly keep you entertained.

If you have always wanted to learn how to surf, check out the Mornington Peninsula Surf School that provides the best quality coaching in the area for students of all ages and experience levels. Stop at one of the kayak hires in town for a chance to paddle along the Point Nepean National Park.

Sign up for a snorkeling or scuba diving tour to get up close and personal with the rare Weedy Sea Dragons. Or, take advantage of the rare and magical opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

Natural Beauty 

Aside from enjoying the beaches, one of the most popular things to do around Frankston Australia is exploring the area's natural beauty. Within a short distance from the city, Frankston is home to a number of different natural reserves that each boasts something unique to visitors.

Wander through the Seaford Wetlands and try to catch a sighting of the 25 species of migratory bird inhabitants.

Hike through the Sweetwater Creek or Langwarrin Reserves to get a glimpse of the natural flora and fauna of the region. Stop for a picnic lunch in the scenic George Pentland Botanic Gardens. If biking is more your speed, you can ride on the off-road cycling trail from Frankston to the charming town of Baxter.

Australian Wildlife

On a trip to Australia, it is essential to meet some of the Aussie animal icons and Frankston has many methods for doing so. With more than 200 animals and over 30 different species, the Moonlit Sanctuary will grant you and your family the pleasure of seeing kangaroos, koala bears, possums, wallabies, dingoes, owls, reptiles, and more.

Check out the Rain Hayne and Shine Farmyard to pet and feed some cuddly farm animals, such as donkeys, pigs, horses, goats, emus, and rabbits. The Australian Shark and Ray Centre provides an exciting experience for the whole family, where your kids can feed and play with some of the world’s most fascinating sea creatures. Climb in the water tank and hand-feed some sharks or rays!

If that is not enough to satisfy all your Australian holiday desires, jump in your car hire for a day trip to the populous and exciting city of Melbourne. Whatever strikes your fancy, Frankston presents endless possibilities for visitors to create a memorable trip for the whole family.

This post comes from Aew, who works at Skedaddle Car Hire. Visit the Skedaddle website to lean more about lots of Aussie destinations.

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