510N Nepean Highway, Frankston, Victoria

See the annual Sand Sculpting on the Frankston Waterfront themed ‘Lands of Imagination’

From Boxing Day 2016, childhood dreams and fantasies will come alive in an instant! Explore fanciful lands of dinosaurs and dragons, sea creatures and spaceships, pirates and princesses – all brought to life with over 3,500 tonnes of sand in our wildest, most whimsical and extraordinary sand sculpting exhibition to date, ’Lands of Imagination’. 

In a larger than life experience, visitors will walk amongst 5 metre towering giants, journey through Candy Land into Gingerbread Village, turn back time and join our dinosaurs in Prehistoric Valley, explore the Enchanted Forest and head down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.

In a total escape from reality, our spectacular life sized sculptures carved by 21 international and Australian sand sculptors will be sure to amaze all ages. You can dial up  the fun with integrated childrens activities including sand sculpting workshops, sand art and  bottles, our interactive sand sculpture, sandsational play pit, facepainting and more!

Lands of Imagination

General Admission to see
the Sand Sculpting Australia – Frankston

26 DEC 2016 –  25 APR 2017

from $9

See Sand Sculpting Australia’s
Lands of Imagination exhibition
3,500 tonnes of sand
Open daily from 10am
*Tickets are valid for the month


Sandsational Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt included with entry
Each child gets a bag of chocolate eggs after hunting for sand carved eggs

14 –  17 APRIL 2017

Child 3-15 only: $9

Held inside Sand Sculpting Australia’s
Lands of Imagination exhibition
Open daily from 10am – 6pm over Easter long weekend
* Tickets valid for one-time use over Easter


Valentines Dinner

Twilight dinner under the stars held amongst “Lands of Imagination”

14th February

$149 per person

View the Lands of Imagination sculptures
Private table amongst sculptures
Live acoustic music
Gourmet Mornington Peninsula grazing hamper
Plus Wine

Coming Soon

Are dogs allowed inside the event?

Unfortunately due to restrictions we are not permitted to have dogs inside the event area. However Seeing eye dogs or guide dogs including in training are permitted.

Do you accept Eftpos?

Yes, you can use Eftpos inside the event for purchases at the cafe, merchandise etc.

What is included with my entry ticket?

All inclusions for the your ticket purchase are listed before checkout. Please check these carefully to ensure the wrong tickets are not purchased.

What should I expect to see at “Lands of Imagination”

Sculptures that will blow your mind! This is our wildest, wackiest and most whimsical exhibition yet. Candy Land, Gingerbread Village, Prehistoric Valley of Dinosaurs, The Land of Giants, Santa’s workshop, Enchanted forest & so much more.

Is it all sand?

Yes most definitely! 100% brickies loam sand.

How long did it take to build?

It took 20 sculptors (International and Australians) 30 days to prepare, over 5,000 carving hours.

Am I able to smoke or drink inside the event?

We are a family friendly event and do not permit anyone to smoke or to consume alcohol whilst inside or outside the permitters of the event area. Smokers may ask for a ‘pass out’ at the gate to come in and out as they please.

Can I buy food inside the event area?

We have a wonderful undercover cafe where you can buy refreshments, ice creams and light snacks. If you are wanting a sit down lunch we can suggest some fabulous local businesses here for all occasions here. You can receive a pass out at our gate to come back inside the event after your meal. This summer we are also launching our candy shop where you can buy some sweets.

{Santa’s Sand Land} How can I do all of the activities in the 3.5 hour session?

We will provide a link to the activity timetable for your session after purchase. We suggest downloading this timetable and marking out what activitiesyou want to do and when they are on, so you don’t miss out on activities you really want to do.

{Santa’s Sand Land} What if I can’t make my session time?

Subject to Sandstorm Events discretion we can allocate you into another SSL session on a different day. Alternatively if you can not make it to the festival we can exchange your tickets to general Sand Sculpting Australia tickets which can be used across the four months (Dec – April).

Do you provide refunds on general admission tickets?

We do not provide refunds, but can exchange your tickets to a different month if you can not make the month you have booked. Please refer to the terms and conditions of purchase.

Can I bring my own food & drink into the event?

Consumption of food from outside the event is not permitted. However,  there is a lovely park space adjacent to the event area which you are more than welcome to picnic at and come in and out during the day at the event with our pass out.

Are you still open when it’s raining?

We sure are! Our sculptures are sprayed with a biodegradable glue which helps repel the rain in wet weather; protecting them to a certain degree. Whether it’s rain, hail or shine we are open. In the extreme off chance of adverse weather (fire, tsunami, winds above 80 km/ph we are not permitted to open. If you are concerned please feel free to call us (03) 5986 6684. All children’s activities are under marquees.

How long will it take to look at the sculptures?

We can not answer this as everyone is different! Some people spend hours with us taking photos of every last bit of detail – some spend 15-20 minutes looking at the sculptures. If you purchased a ‘Santa’s Sand Land’ ticket you are allocated 3.5 hours to view the sculptures and do all the wonderful activities.

Where should I park?

Parking on the Frankston Waterfront is the best option in terms of location and distance to the exhibition. Please note however that parking charges apply per hour ($3). Please note they only accept coins.

510N Nepean Highway
Frankston, VICTORIA

26 DECEMBER 2016 – 30 JANUARY 2017
Monday to Sunday (includes all public holidays): 10am to 6pm

31 JANUARY 2017 – 25 APRIL 2017
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm