Discover St Kilda with your family and you’ll find some gems for all ages. Take a stroll along the Pier and catch a glimpse of the penguins, or visit the St Kilda Botanical Gardens where you can spot pigeons, owls and lorikeets. The Veg Out Gardens and Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of the month, is a great place to see where the locals are growing their fresh produce, and you can’t go past Luna Park for pure fun.
Just 6km from the city centre, St Kilda is Melbourne’s seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned for its expansive view of Port Phillip, safe sandy beaches, palm-lined boardwalk, a huge range of beach activities, big skies, gorgeous sunsets, parks and gardens, great restaurants, cafés and fabulous old buildings.
St Kilda is home to many of Melbourne’s famous visitor attractions including Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Catani Gardens and you can’t go past the famous cake shops along Acland Street! The cake shops lining the strip have been making Melbourne a sweeter place since 1934, and are still pumping out Eastern European classics thick and fast.
St Kilda Penguins
The breakwater end of St Kilda Pier is home to a colony of 1,400 little penguins.
These penguins can be viewed by the public every night of the week. The breakwater is located at the end of the pier, just past the Kiosk. The best viewing spots are on the boardwalk where you can see them standing on the rocks or on top of the breakwater.
The best viewing time is 30 minutes after sunset.
PLEASE respect the penguins by not taking photos with a flash and ensuring that you stick to the boardwalk and remaining at least 3 metres from them.
Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne’s ultimate destination for fun. Enjoy a great day out for the young and the young at heart. From exhilarating rides to experiencing the iconic Carousel and Great Scenic Railway rollercoaster, you’re bound to have an awesome time.
Open from 11am on Weekends and every day of school holidays.
Take the No. 16 tram from Swanston Street, No. 96 from Bourke Street, or No. 12 from Collins Street (around 25 minutes) to St Kilda.
Visit the Official St Kilda website for more information.