Here’s a secret – and we bet you won’t be able to keep it hush hush.
Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve is a beautiful 98ha nature reserve just three minutes’ drive from the Frankston CBD, and with three walking tracks it’s ideal for a nice leisurely stroll, a jog, cycle, photography session or even just a chance to reconnect with nature.
This little hidden gem in Frankston South has now been fully opened for the first time in 97 years for everybody to appreciate. It’s the ideal escape for quiet recreational activities and to discover the enormous variety of wildlife in the area. It’s home to more than 300 species of native plants and animals, including growling grass frogs, echidnas, blue-tongue lizards and blue-billed ducks.
In keeping with the objective of protecting the reserve’s conservation values, public facilities including toilets, rubbish bins and barbecues are not provided. Given this, dogs, paddling, swimming and fishing also aren’t permitted in the reserve. However, it’s open 365 days a year and boasts 24-hour pedestrian access from multiple access points, and vehicles can enter the carpark via an automatic gate seven days a week during daylight hours. So why not set up a picnic next to the billabong and settle back with a good book – you’ll be in heaven.
Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve is at Jeremy Way (off Lawson Ave) in Frankston South. For more information and a map, visit parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/frankston-n.f.r.