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 your 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.
781 bus from Mt Martha via Mt Eliza, Mornington. 
782 bus from Flinders via Coolart Road, Hastings. 
George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Williams Street, Frankston. November to March 7am-9pm April to October 7am-6pm.
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, 360 - 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, ☎ +61 3 9789 1671 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm Closed on Mondays and some Public Holidays.
Frankston Waterfront Reserve
Cycling, . There are several bicycle paths around Frankston, the longest follows the train line from Frankston to Baxter
Seaford BMX Racing Track, Old Wells Road, Seaford.
Barefoot Bowls, Cnr Yuille & William Streets Frankston South, ☎ +61 3 9783 2877. Every Friday Night 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.
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.
Frankston Sunday Market, Young Street, Frankston, ☎ +61 3 9462 1520, . Sundays 8:00am to 1:00pm. Art and craft, plants, second hand goods, jam donuts.Entry $1.00.
Shakespeare's Tavern, 101 Young Street, Frankston, ☎ +61 3 9781 2266 (email@example.com). Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun nights. Artwork from local artists on display.
Strike Bowling Bar, Wells St, Frankston, ☎ 1300 787 453, . 10am-late. Ten Pin Bowling. Thursday's Drink 2 Bowl deal offers a free game with any drink purchased.
TwentyFirst Century, ☎ +61 3 9783 7311.
BIG4 Frankston Holiday Park, 2 Robinsons Road, Frankston (Cnr Frankston-Flinders & Robinsons Rds), ☎ +61 3 5971 2333, . Camp site for two adults $33 - $39.