Depart the pier and travel to The Village of Mt Eliza, with its quirky laneways and shady, tree lined streetscape, specialising in an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, from vintage to cutting edge fashions, on trend homewares and gifts, a buzzing café culture, trendy wine bars and abundant fresh produce. Your free time here is sure to be quite busy. Next, the Frankston foreshore is home to the famous annual sand sculpting event, held during the summer months. Professional sculptors from all over the world showcase this wonderful talent. This tour gives you not only the opportunity to visit this event, but to have a private guided tour with one of the professional sculptors. On the return to your awaiting ship make a brief stop at the impressive and distinctive Tuscan Castle inspired architecture, complete with moat and drawbridge, Manyung Gallery is one of Victoria's oldest (Est. 1968) and largest contemporary art spaces, showcasing the very best of Australian paintings, sculpture and jewellery.
Enjoy free time to take many photographs of these enormous sand carved sculptors (2016 theme to be confirmed).
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.