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St Kilda Pier

Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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St Kilda Pier is a Melbourne landmark and has traditionally been one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions. Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, in-line skating and fishing. St Kilda's Little Penguin colony is well-known for making the breakwater its home, and is a popular tourist attraction. You can view the Little Penguins from the viewing platform at St Kilda Pier or by charter boat. St Kilda Pier has safe wheelchair access, lighting, handrails, drinking fountains, toilets, barbeques and a picnic and playground area. Only 5km from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda is well serviced by public transport. Take the tram from the heart of the city. Alternatively, car parking is available in the vicinity of the foreshore.
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Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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+61 13 19 63
Ways to Experience St Kilda Pier
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"fairy penguins"
in 39 reviews
"phillip island"
in 18 reviews
"flash photography"
in 7 reviews
"nice walk"
in 16 reviews
"every evening"
in 6 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 9 reviews
"red light"
in 8 reviews
"come home"
in 7 reviews
"take photos"
in 8 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"city skyline"
in 7 reviews
"penguin watching"
in 4 reviews
"penguin colony"
in 5 reviews
"kite surfers"
in 8 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 4 reviews
"penguins coming"
in 4 reviews
"great spot"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This historic pier with its pretty kiosk is a local favourite, full of couples, families and friends out for a stroll. From the pier you get great views of St Kilda's shoreline and Melbourne's skyline, and you might be entertained by other sights like the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk along the pier, great views and felt like we were way out in the sea . food place at end but we didn't try it out

Thank Jeanette R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While waiting for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry we wandered out onto the pier, passing rod fishermen and then groups of tourists attracted by the little penguins that have moved into the man-made breakwater. Go penguins! There's a little tearoom out near the end of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's always nice to visit St Kilda pier and take in a stunning sunset after a meal at one of the restuarants in the area. Great spot to meet locals and visitors alike.

Thank Kerrie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walk up here quite a lot to see the penguins at dawn or dusk. If your lucky and walk down in the day you can see a few penguins who haven't left their nests so you can get a picture picture of them and...More

Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, the walk along the pier is easy and I loved the historical photos and information along the way. The views of the city and St Kilda are great.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

A lovely spot to visit when in Melbourne! Even on a cold day the beach is beautiful. Unfortunately we weren't there in the evening to see the penguins!

1  Thank Sarahceee
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

AMAZING EXPERIENCE seeing the penguins waddle-waddle in front of you! We were there way after sunset, around 10pm, there were still numerous penguins on the rocks! People were considerate and silently admiring the little creatures, respecting their space. No noise, no flash photography. Really grateful...More

Thank Zenia L
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to stroll in the sunshine and a fantastic panoramic view. Was very neat seeing the little blue penguins. Really needs a volunteer day to clean up the litter especially in the high tide line.

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Who would have thought in down town Melbourne that such a gem as this wild penguin colony exists. We stumbled on this whilst exploring St Kilda and were pleasantly surprised at the numbers of penguins and their apparent disregard for us humans. Any member of...More

Thank Paul H
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sjiang29
3 April 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer the question it needs to be in English.
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ls51096
6 November 2017|
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Response from Tommy O | Reviewed this property |
They come out as the sun is setting, and the best place to see them is at the very far end of the pier. When it is still light, they hide under the large rocks, and it is often possible to spot one or two of them under those... More
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Leanne C
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Response from codehalo | Reviewed this property |
go there later after 6pm. but it will also be super crowded and Super cold. I got there about 7-ish the crowd has thinned out but there are still 4-5 penguins hanging around for us to see ;)
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