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Ways to warm your heart this winter

Ways to warm your heart this winter

Some say winter is a season of cold and chilly days, while others say it’s a season of beauty, peacefulness and cosy moments by the fire. Whether you’re seeking the calmness of nature, the warmer spaces or the thrill of adventure, we’ve got all the inspiration to help you plan a winter experience in Frankston like no other!

So let’s dive into it.

DISCOVER THE CALMESS OF NATURE

There’s no better way to warm your heart than to get out into nature and embrace the great outdoors!

In the heart of Langwarrin lies the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve - a hidden gem that offers a winter playground for nature lovers. With its picturesque walking tracks, native flora and fauna and opportunities for bird watching, it provides a tranquil space where you can truly connect with nature. The reserve is a beautiful place for quiet recreational activities including cycling, jogging, nature study and photography. So what are you waiting for? Grab your coat, slip on your boots (or runners if you’re in the mood for some exercise!) and immerse yourself in the beauty of this calming reserve.

Langwarrin Fauna Flora

Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve is a 9-hectare reserve located in Frankston South, just a short drive from the city centre. Here you can explore native plants and trees, wildlife and you can take a peaceful leisurely walk through the park. In addition to canoeing and kayaking, you can also hone your SUP skills making this the perfect place to enjoy a variety of winter water adventures.

FNCR

Winter at Sweetwater Creek brings an incredible set of experiences that showcases the natural beauty of the area. Take a peaceful stroll along the creeks walking trails, under lush tree canopies and bridges over rock pools whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the flowing water. While you’re exploring, you may want to capture the stunning landscapes with your camera, or simply take a moment to pause to embrace the tranquility.

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Frankston Beach takes on a whole new feel in winter. Take a walk or jog along the coastline, enjoy the water views and feel the fresh air on your face. A great way to clear your head and warm your heart. If you’re in need of a coffee fix or hot drink to defrost, check out Little Olly's or Picoletta, found at the base of Oliver’s Hill – always super popular with the locals!

Frankston waterfront

The water may be on the cooler side right now, but if you’re up to a winter swim and need some extra encouragement we know just the people who can help! The Cold Water Club community meet at 10am every Sunday morning at the Oliver’s Hill Boat Ramp Jetty if you’re keen to take the plunge and see what its all about. This will be sure to get your heart racing!

Winter swim

For our furry friends, check out the Seaford Dog Beach, where dogs can swim freely, play and run over 200 metres of sandy shores within the allocated markers – a pups winter paradise!

DISCOVER WARMER SPACES

Get cosy by the fire and sample the local brews at The Hop Shop - Frankston’s independent home of craft beer. With 18 rotating taps of curated craft beer and over 100+ cold-stored brews, they pride themselves on serving up an extensive range of local and internationally recognised beers to choose from.  If beer isn’t your thing they stock a selection of local wines, cider, whiskies and gin. When it comes to food, they’re fortunate to be home to some of the tastiest beer food going around. They have teamed up with Bang Bang to bring you a tasty selection of Asian style bar bites right from their in-house kitchen.

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Hop Shop

If you’re in search of a hearty meal and a good belly laugh we’ve got just the thing for you! Get ready for a night of food, drinks and non-stop laughter at Lona Hotel’s, Lona Laughs Comedy held every Wednesday, where local and talented comedians will have you in stitches with their hilarious shows. Lona Hotel also brings the tunes with regular live music that will have you grooving into the night.

Book a table now so you don’t miss out!

Lona Hotel

Jingle Bells at the ready! Get your friends and family together, put on your favourite festive sweater, and join the Grand Hotel for Christmas in July. Feast away on a range of roasted meats, traditional Christmas favourites and the all-important dessert – Christmas cake. Need we say more!

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The Grand Hotel Business image

There’s nothing better than food that brings you comfort and warms the soul. Nestled in the heart of Frankston, Vero Pasta + Wineis an authentic Italian restaurant that will take your tastebuds on a journey around Italia! The handmade pasta, authentic Italian cuisine, wine and cocktail list is spectacular and will make you want to return time and time again.

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Come and be wowed by Dainton Brewery’s award-winning and unique beers, or sip on some of the more approachable and sessionable styles! Featuring local wine and spirits, the food menu showcases slow cooked smoked meats, local cheeses, and some pretty epic wood fired pizzas! If you’re up for a bit of friendly competition, make sure you have a go at their shuffle board which is guaranteed to bring the fun and laughs!

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Dainton Brewery

Looking for a friendly and welcoming space where you can curl up with a good book and escape the winter weather outside?  Frankston Library has a huge selection of books, magazines and DVD’s, there’s something for everyone.

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DISCOVER YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE

Take in a show at Frankston Arts Centre and enjoy some entertainment while escaping the cold weather outside. This winter some of their epic line-up of shows include Ross Noble - Jibber Jabber Jamboree marking Ross’ 21st solo stand-up tour, By A Thread which offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists, Strictly Ballroom The Musical which will samba, cha cha and quick step its way into your hearts and Human Nature ‘People Get Ready’: The AAA Australian Tour, bringing together their 30 year history in one show. A night not to be missed by music lovers of all generations. Plus so much more.

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Frankston Arts Centre

Embark on a national award winning street art tour which showcases over 70 mammoth murals by local and international artists which bring the city’s building and laneways to life. With a hot drink in hand, take a 1.5 hour tour around Frankston’s City Centre and experience some of Melbourne's freshest street art.

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Feeling a bit adventurous? Frankston has 75 pedal-assisted e-bikes and e-scooters available to help you explore Frankston City’s beautiful parks, playgrounds, local businesses and attractions, in a sustainable and active way! Imagine riding across town and exploring the city's laneways and dining hotspots with ease. See more, do more and feel great doing it!

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People from afar are drawn to Frankston’s charming waterways, whether it be the beaches or creeks. In the warmer months you can experience some of the most fruitful fishing grounds on Port Phillip Bay with Frankston Boat Hire. A fun experience for the whole family or gather a group of mates, pack some nibbles and sail the tides whilst taking in the beauty of the bay.  

Well there you have it, be it nature, warm venues, or adventure Frankston City has so much waiting for you this winter.

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