Oliver’s Hill Lookout Point is a must see. Whether driving from Melbourne or from the Mornington Peninsula through Frankston you cannot miss stopping at the top of Oliver’s Hill. Here you get a magnificent view of Port Phillip Bay, Frankston Beach and on a clear day the city skyline of the Melbourne CBD. A great place to watch yachts, fishermen’s boats and jet ski thrill seekers having fun.
Frankston has always been known as a great place for fishing so it’s no wonder that Oliver’s Hill is named after James Oliver. James Oliver back in the mid 19th century built the first cottage on top of the hill where he had a perfect place to keep watch for fish.
The car parking at the top of the hill is quite small, so many people on populated days only visit for a short time, or park down the hill in the Frankston Beach car parking area and walk up.
Growing up in the Frankston area, Oliver’s Hill has always been a highlight to stop at as we pass through. It’s such a great place to sit and relax for a moment or two and take in the beauty of Port Phillip Bay. From here just mins drive or walk down the hill the Frankston Beach is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. On a summers day one can easily spend all day here, yes, we’ve certainly done that on a number of occasions. What a beautiful place to capture the sunset.
Within walking distance for water sport enthusiasts there’s a boat ramp situated at the bottom of Oliver’s Hill. With the parking bay being walking distance to the popular Frankston beach and pier. There is a large playground for the kids to burn off their extra energy whilst the adults cook up a storm on the BBQ facilities. If you’re not into cooking but looking for a recharge there is a kiosk near the Frankston Pier.
There are many wonderful places to explore nearby, with Frankston being north of the Mornington Peninsula. Many say Frankston is the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Below are some of the places we have explored in Frankston:
- Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, Frankston, Victoria
- Frankston Foreshore, Beach & Pier, Frankston, Victoria
- Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve, Frankston, Victoria
- Edithvale – Seaford Wetlands, Victoria, Australia
- Ranelagh Beach, Mount Eliza, Victoria
- Frankston Street Art, Frankston, Victoria
Oliver’s Hill Lookout Point Location
- Nepean Highway, Frankston, Victoria 3199
- Approximately 4.5 km, 7 min drive from Frankston train station
- Approximately 59 km, 47 mins from Melbourne CBD
If you love a destination where you get a magnificent view of the bay, this is definitely a place to visit. A great place for photographers.
Have you explored this beautiful part of Victoria? If so, we’d love to hear about your adventures or any other places you’d like to share with us.