Sand Sculpting Australia

This summer, you’ll be transported back in time to explore the ancient and ever-so-magical stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights, made completely from sand, in Sand Sculpting Australia’s 11th year on the Frankston Waterfront with ‘Aladdin and The Arabian Tales’.

Tales will include Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the forty thieves! See Aladdin fall in love with Princess Jasmine and trick the Genie of the Lamp with his three wishes, take a journey with Sinbad the Sailor on his seven magical adventures as he meets mystical monsters and fantastical creatures. Then, ‘Open Sesame’, go deep with Ali Baba into the cave filled with jewels and gold. Integrated with the sand sculptures will be a fun range of themed activities for children; from hands on sand sculptor workshops, sand art and craft, themed face painting, the interactive family game zone and more!

Over 3,500 tonnes of brickie’s loam sand has been masterfully transformed into life sized sand sculptures by the world’s best artists, who have come together to tell the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the forty thieves. The product of 20 sculptors, 30 days and over 5,000 carving hours, this exhibition continues in its tradition of delivering something bigger and better every year. With over 130,000 people travelling from across Victoria and beyond to attend the exhibition, the annual event reportedly injects $100 million into the local economy.

If you’d like a sneak peak of Aladdin’s Magic, from Dec 16-24th you can visit Santa’s Sand Land. Entry allows you to explore the Aladdin & the Arabian Tales sculpture displays before it officially opens, as well as a meet and greet with Santa in his own sandy workshop! The Christmas spectacular set to include live stage shows, roving performances, a meet a greet with Santa, arts and craft, plus more – the waterfront is the ultimate outdoor playground this Christmas.

Open to the public daily from 10am, the exhibition will carry over into the New Year with the official event picking up on 26 December 2017 and running through until 25 April 2018.


510N Nepean Highway, Frankston Waterfront


26 December, 2017 – 28 January, 2018
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm daily

29 January, 2018 – 25 April 2018
Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm


For more information and to book tickets visit
Adults $14
Concession $11
Child (3-15yr) $9 – entry only
Child (3-15yr) $18 – super pass
Child (0-2yr) FOC

  • December 13, 2017