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How do I get to Frankston and get around once I am here?

Frankston is easily accessible by road and rail. From Tullamarine Airport, you can catch the SkyBus directly to Frankston or head to Southern Cross Station and jump on a train. Both options will drop you in the heart of Frankston where you have easy access to buses and taxis to complete your journey.   

By road, there are two options available; EastLink tollway is the fastest and most direct route and Nepean Highway is a scenic drive taking you along the coast.
While in Frankston, buses are available to take you throughout the south-east and the Mornington Peninsula and regular trains travel to Melbourne. There are also a number of car hire services available.
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When is the best time to visit Frankston?

Frankston is a wonderful destination to visit at all times of the year.
In summer, the temperature averages 24C and the city, waterfront and parks and gardens are abuzz with people of all ages enjoying outdoor activities and events.
Major and community events, local markets, intimate cafes and dining venues, indoor recreation options and two major shopping centres, make Frankston an ideal destination even when the climate cools. The winter average for Frankston is around 13C during the day and 8C overnight.
Remember: in the southern hemisphere, summer starts in December until February and winter is from June to August.
Click here to explore the exciting things to do and discover in Frankston or visit the Frankston Visitor Information Centre and our local experts can help you plan your day.  
For up to date weather forecasts visit Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

How long should I spend in Frankston?

Locals will tell you that you will never want to leave!
Depending on how much time you have available, Frankston has something to offer every member of your family at any time of the year. From day-trips to long weekends and extended family holidays, Frankston will entertain you from sunrise to sunset.
Once you have exhausted all of the local activities, eateries and shopping experiences, Frankston is also ideally located to base yourself and explore the neighboring regions including the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, Phillip Island, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges as well as Melbourne.

What types of accommodation options are there?

The city has a range of accommodation options to suit any budget, from holiday villages to self-service apartments, hotels and motels.

What is there to do in Frankston?

At the entrance to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is great for families. Its vibrant waterfront, major events and captivating arts as well as its expansive outdoor spaces beckon people outdoor to explore and celebrate.
Choose from over 500 outdoor spaces, showcasing local flora and fauna as you stumble upon bubbling brooks and cascading waterfalls or find a peaceful spot to sit and unwind with a picnic. Year-round events and local markets draw people outdoors to indulge in local arts, crafts, food and entertainment at any time of year.    
Self-guided walks and driving routes will help you learn more about Frankston’s rich history and lifestyle as you uncover what the locals love so much about the area.
For all things to see and do in Frankston click here.

Where should I go to eat & drink?

Discover destination dining to suit every taste and any occasion in Frankston. Iconic quality restaurants, cafes, bistros and hotels showcase local produce and international flavours. Explore the Eat & Drink section of our website for up to date restaurant and cafe listings.

What is there to do after dark?

Frankston has a variety of venues to keep you entertained after dark. Choose from a range of local venues featuring live local musicians, an assortment of casual and fine dining options, local breweries, or take in a show at the Frankston Arts Centre.
After indulging in the local food, drink and entertainment, take a moment to soak up the city lights at the Olivers Hill lookout, a popular spot for locals and visitors to watch the sun set.  

I am traveling with kids, what is there to do to keep them entertained?

Frankston is ideal for families.
Abundant open spaces, year-round events, large and small outdoor and indoor playgrounds, recreation and sporting facilities will be sure to keep the kids entertained.
Try your hand at indoor rock climbing, roller skating, skate boarding, bowling, laser tag, giant waterslides or trampolining. At any time of year, the city is home to a range of indoor entertainment venues, perfect for kids of all ages.
In summer, the city’s outdoor spaces beckon the kids to explore small and large playgrounds and get lost in nature as they explore the coastline, boardwalk trails and bay.
The city’s events cater for children of all ages featuring free entertainment, activities, live music and come and try activities.
Click here for family friendly activities and attractions across Frankston City and the Mornington Peninsula.

Are there any major events in Frankston?

Frankston is home to a number of major and community events, taking place across the year.
In late November, the city celebrates Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights. Live entertainment, rides, amusements, market stalls and of course Santa are just the start, with the night culminating in a magical fireworks, lights and sound show as the 100 year-old Norfolk Pine is lit to mark the beginning of the festive season.
In February, the Waterfront Festival showcases the best parts of Frankston’s coastal lifestyle. Fresh local food, beer, wine and cider are on show alongside local live music, market stall and rides and amusements while all ages are invited to come and try water and land activities.
Through the City’s annual Tourism Event Attraction Program, new events are coming to town each year, from open-air cinemas to food truck parks and street art festivals.
Throughout the year, the city hosts over 50 major and community events with an ever-changing calendar, stay tuned to the events calendar for updates and subscribe to the Visit Frankston e-newsletter so you don't miss a thing.

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