The beachside Frankston Waterfront has been transformed into a sand sculpting wonderland – with over 3,500 tonnes of sand sculpted into a sand zoo for all to enjoy.

Visitors to the Frankston waterfront have been amazed at the sheer detail and realism of the animals on display at Sand Sculpting Australia’s latest ‘A Day at The Zoo’ exhibition.

The likes of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, lions and meerkats alongside orang-utans, tigers and over 100 more stand up to 15ft tall and represent the largest sand sculpting exhibition in the southern hemisphere.

Sand-Sculpting-1_webTwenty of the worlds best sculptors flew into Melbourne on the 20th of November from all over the world and spent four long weeks – over 5,000 hours – transforming brickies loam sand into what is now a hallmark exhibition in Melbourne that will run for the next four months.

Peter Redmond, a Frankston local is a part of the diverse sculpting team who carved ‘A day at The Zoo’.

“I am so glad to be back in Frankston for the tenth year carving with the Sand Sculpting Australia team.” “

What people don’t realise is that this is for all of us, a career – a passion that we can make a living off.”

“and for all of those that are wondering, they are 100% sand. Carving sand is like carving any other medium, it takes time and patience. But the end product is phenomenal”

You can see the life sized sand zoo on the Frankston Waterfront until 25th of April 2016. More info at

If you are quietly enjoying the holidays, take the children out to Frankston’s sand sculpting wonderland and enjoy this rare feat of such a rare skill. It is really amazing experience to visit this sand zoo.


Win 1 of 3 double passes to Sand Sculpting Australia’s “A Day at The Zoo” exhibition valued at $30 each – includes 2 adult admissions + 1 program

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