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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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"fairy penguins"
in 38 reviews
"phillip island"
in 17 reviews
"flash photography"
in 7 reviews
"windy night"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"every evening"
in 6 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"come home"
in 6 reviews
"taking photos"
in 5 reviews
"city skyline"
in 7 reviews
"red light"
in 6 reviews
"kite surfers"
in 8 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 5 reviews
"penguin colony"
in 4 reviews
"an amazing experience"
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"penguins coming"
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"great spot"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a walk down the pier in the day and see all the fisherman and view out to the city! It feels like an escape from the city. Visit in the evening or very early morning to see the penguins at the end of...More

Thank Ellie17_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised that there is a place in Melbourne where you can go and watch penguins for free! Great way to end evening. Restaurant was closed from public for a private function so we had to walk pretty long way back to the main land. Dress...More

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where else in the world can you walk along a pier in the middle of a city and see penguins!! They are amazing! My tip is get some fish and chips and bring a bottle of wine down and enjoy the show of these little...More

Thank BillyK1980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky I looked up TripAdvisor or I would never have realised you could see fairy penguins at the St Kilda Pier! As we were only in the city for a short time it suited us perfectly to came out to see the St Kilda penguins...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great way to end a lovely evening to wander along the pier and watch the beautiful little penguins hopping around on the rocks. They seem to enjoy the attention and there is a great path that wanders through the rocks. There is...More

Thank James Bischoff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take Tram 96 from Melbourne's central business district and stroll along St. Kilda's waterfront to the pier. We had drinks and dinner at the Little Blue restaurant and then waited for the penguins at the breakwater. The signs could not be clearer - no flash...More

Thank FamTravelCurator
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last time I was in Melbourne I paid to go on the day tour to Philip Island (which is amazing) but if you want to see penguins have don't have the money or time to go on the tour then you must get down to...More

Thank reader85
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We walked along this little pier in the glorious sunshine . Stopped to have fish and chips at the cafe there . Then waited till sunset with the others to wait for the penguins to come home to feed there young living in the protected...More

1  Thank Jimpendrigh
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Taking a stroll along the St Kilda Pier is a must do when in Melbourne. Relaxing with great views, take the tram to visit the penguins or have a coffee.

2  Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I have always wanted to walk this pier and i finally did. It was gorgeous - even on the freezing and windy morning that I chose. It is so iconic and I beyond stunning. Shame I didn't get to see the penguins but even so,...More

Thank Sarah I
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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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