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10 Awesome Things To Do & See In Frankston

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Get ready to pack your bags to Frankston. Located on the glorious coast line of Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is one of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs with new and improved attractions to explore. Discover Frankston’s hidden gems, often neglected by those who have never travelled to the area. Surrounded by crystal beaches, shopping malls and the highest quality foods, Frankston is a city that is booming both visually and economically.

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre is the perfect place for your fitness and wellbeing needs. The $49.7 million dollar complex is perfect for fun in the pool with giant waterslides, waterfalls, and a kid’s play area. An upstairs gym with the best equipment possible, this centre will be the place where you can spend an entire day and never get bored. Along with the pools and gym, there are group fitness classes and a wellbeing centre for luxurious massages and pampering.

PARC, 16N Cranbourne Road, Frankston VIC, Australia +61 3 97818444

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Sand Sculpturing

Sand Sculpting Australia is now calling Frankston home, with a permanent residency on Frankston’s foreshore. This attraction brings locals and tourists from far and wide to see the finest sculpted animals, castles and mythical creatures that stand proud in the sand zoo. This is the perfect attraction for all ages to enjoy. Prepare to be amazed by the surreal visuals of sand sculptures.

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Frankston Beach and Boardwalk

Enjoy a paddle on the water or delight in a serene boardwalk that spans across the coastline up to the famous Oliver’s Hill and overlooks the entire bay. Along Frankston’s foreshore, there are romantic bridges, cafes, restaurants and even a boot camp for those who are keen to run up and down steep hills. Walk along the pier to see the picture-perfect sunset or join locals on a fishing expedition.

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Ballam Park Homestead

Ballam Park Homestead is one of the most oldest and iconic homes in Frankston. The house was built around 1855 by the Liardet family and is the first double story house to be built in the area. This attraction is open for tours between 1pm and 5pm on Sundays, showing guests through the sandstone homestead, museum, and olden-century sheds. There is a cafe on site so you can delight in a cheeky coffee and cake afterwards. There is a park and oval next door that is great for kids, and the ice cream truck is guaranteed to make an appearance outside the park — so be warned, parents.

Ballam Park Homestead, 280R Cranbourne Road, Frankston VIC, Australia, +61 3 9789 5529

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Frankston Arts Centre

The Arts Centre brings the best theatre and dance performances from all over Melbourne to Frankston. The venue is to die for, with a spring-built stage that is big enough to fit both the casts of Grease and High School Musical combined. You might think you are king or queen of the venue as you melt into the regal seating arrangements. There is also a bar alongside large function and conference rooms.

Frankston Arts Centre, Corner of Davey Street and Young Street, Frankston VIC, Australia, +61 3 9784 10 60

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Bayside Shopping Centre

If you love to shop, then Frankston’s biggest shopping mall is the place for you. The multi-story complex is home to many fashion brands, both high end and mainstream. With two food courts, countless cafes, and alleys full of fabulous and quaint shops, Frankston is where you can find anything for anyone. Close to the train station and the cinemas, Bayside Shopping Centre has plenty going on and is always buzzing with happy locals.

Bayside Shopping Centre, 28 Beach Street, Frankston VIC, Australia, +61 3 9771 1700

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Gravity Zone

Do you like to bounce? Look no further. Gravity Zone is the Peninsula’s version of Bounce, which is an indoor trampoline centre featuring foam pits, obstacle courses, and unlimited trampolines. It is catered to both adults and children. At Gravity Zone, you will also get a great workout whilst having a blast. All experience levels are welcome.

Gravity Zone, 25 Oliphant Way, Seaford VIC, Australia, +61 3 8770 3900

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George Pentland Botanical Gardens

Stroll through Frankston’s most picturesque gardens, which are located near Frankston Hospital. Get creative and bring your notebook down to the lake, and feel inspired by the bees buzzing and the birds chirping. If you are more of the family type, bring the kids down to play frisbee or cricket and have a barbecue for lunch. This is a perfect place for birthdays and dates.

George Pentland Botanical Gardens, Foot Street, Franskton VIC, Australia

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Strike Bowling and Laser Tag

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If you are a competitive person, then Strike is the place for you. Enjoy a glow-in-the-dark game of bowling with your friends followed by a game of laser tag, guaranteed to leave you all puffed up and sweaty. Afterwards, delight in a wood-fired pizza and alcoholic beverage. To add to the fun, they offer every game imaginable, including air hockey, Dayton USA car simulators and shooting video games.
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Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre

Feeling stressed? Try something different, like meditation. Located on Kars Street in Frankston South, this meditation centre is perfect for anyone to go to regain inner strength or spiritual awakening. All services are conducted by a qualified and trained Tibetan monk, Tender, who studied at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery for seven years to learn prayer, meditation and ancient Tibetan tantric chanting. On request, Tender can perform wedding blessings, Powa ceromonies (a ceremony involving a transfer of consciousness), and general healing.

Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre Location, 132 Kars Street, Frankston, South Victoria, Australia,

+61 3 8774 1628