Frankston Sand Sculpting

3,500+ Tonnes of Sand | 21 Talented Artists | 5,000+ Man Hours | 1 Awesome Event

Golden sand granules come to life on the command of world-renowned artists to create spectacular, larger-than-life awe-inspiring sculptures. Each year, Sand Sculpting Australia brings wonder, magic and mystery to the scenic city of Melbourne, Frankston. From Disney-themed sand sculptures to a day at the zoo, Frankston eagerly awaits the magic that unfolds every year. This time around, the city will come alive with sand art of the enchanting story of The Arabian Nights. The Frankston sand sculptures are famous around the world for the intricate and thoughtful designs.

Sand Sculpting – Fascinating Event in Frankston, Australia

Get transferred to the magical world of The Arabian Nights, where good triumphs evil and love wins, always. Let your imagination run wild with stories written in sand. Larger-than-life sand sculptures of beloved characters from Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves will be waiting to WOW you! 1001 Arabian Nights will come to life from December 2017 until April 2018. 21 skilled artists are at work sculpting Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie, Sinbad, mystical monsters, Ali Baba and so much more with intricate detail. Walk down memory lane and create some new memories at the much-anticipated sand sculpting event in Frankston.

Additional Activities

Alongside the sand sculptures will be a range of children’s activities workshops, sand art and craft, face painting and an interactive family game zone.

Ticket Sales Now Open

Sand sculptures of Aladdin & The Arabian Tales will open daily at 10 am from Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017 until 25 April 2018. Book online now.

When Would You Like to Visit?



Opening Timing
26 December 2017 - 29 January 2018 Monday - Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 am to 6 pm
30 January 2018 - 25 April 2018 Monday - Friday: 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 am to 6 pm


McComb Reserve
Frankston Waterfront
510N Nepean Highway
Frankston 3199

Directions: Heading south along Nepean Hwy, cross over Davey Street. The exhibition is held on the reserve on your right next to The Cheeky Squire. Melway Reference 100A B8.

Entry Prices*





Child (3 - 15yrs, entry only)


Child (3 - 15yrs, super pass)


Child (0-2)

Free of Charge

50c booking fee per ticket applies online.
** Valid concession card must be shown at the time of purchase, or upon entry (if purchased online). Seniors, disability, student, pension and carers cards are accepted. The healthcare card is not accepted. The holder of carer’s card with a companion will be admitted free of charge. 


You can also choose to indulge your kids in 3 days of non-stop fun with our Summer Fun Pass. This includes entry to Gravity Zone Seaford, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre and Sand Sculpting Australia “Aladdin & The Arabian Tales” exhibition. This offer is valued at $61.80, and the discounted price is $30 only! Book Now!

Pass Inclusions - Children’s Activities


General Admission Ticket InclusionsSuper Pass Ticket Inclusions
  1. View the sculptures
  2. Activity sheet
  3. Sandsational play pit
  4. Face painting
  5. Sand sculpting workshops
  6. Interactive photo opportunity
  1. All items/activities included with the general admission ticket, and
  2. Small sand art
  3. Small sand bottle craft activities

Sand Sculpting Packages

Special packages are available for groups and schools with heavy discounts and upgrades:



School packages available for:

  1. Kinder to Year 6
  2. Year 7 – Year 12
  3. University/ TAFE

Below packages are available with the option to upgrade:

  1. Entry Only
  2. Entry & Tour
  3. Spectacular Package

 Please Note:

  • Sand Sculpting is a smoke-free venue and alcohol is not permitted.
  • Dogs are not allowed within the event area (guide dogs, hearing guide dogs and guide dogs in training accepted).
  • Wheelchair access is provided.
  • Outside food is not allowed.

Frankston Sand Sculpting: Before, During & After the Event

Frankston is one of the most beautiful places you’ll visit. The beaches are heavenly, and the vibrant city is alive with exciting events taking place all year. If you are planning a day trip to Melbourne or visiting Frankston, the sand sculpting event cannot be missed. This unique sand art event is fascinating and entertaining for adults and children. Some of the world’s most skilled artists have lent their genius to the creation of the famous sand sculptures in Frankston. More than 5000 man-hours have been spent in creating this land of towering sand sculptures. Revisit the stories of 1001 Arabian Nights in this magical display. Frankston Sand Sculpting is the highlight of Melbourne’s events. The scenic drive down to Frankston and the idyllic waterfront location of the event make visiting this city a pleasure.

After viewing the sand sculptures and partaking in the various activities, you can end the day at the beach watching the sunset. If you are in the mood for something with an indoor fun element attached to it, head over to the many breweries in Frankston for a frothy glass of craft beer and some delicious food. You can even visit the Moonlit Sanctuary for a tour of endangered animals and other creatures that begins at sunset.

Frankston is also known as the ‘Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula’. Explore the turquoise waters of Mornington Peninsula and the nearby locations. There’s just so much to do in and around Frankston that you must consider extending your vacation and staying at one of the many beachfront properties.

So Much to Do & See in Beautiful Frankston

Frankston, Melbourne is a scenic place to visit. Several events are also planned on a regular basis. If you are planning to extend your stay, we would be happy to help you out. We can help with accommodation, tours, things to do in Frankston and much more. Please contact us or call us on 1300 322 842.



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