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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...more
Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed yesterday

A breezy walk to the end of the pier is rewarded by a Fairy Penguin experience. It was fun watching the kite surfers daring gymnastics in the bay. Came back at dawn for some pictures, its a lovely place to visit.

Thank jimmywallace
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the cold breeze n great view of the city. Followed by sighting of penguins. And drop in to the little cafe for an excellent meal and drink.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ticked a walk on the famous pier off my bucket list, was surprised it has taken so long but the beautiful weather and spare day just called to take a stroll out here.

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful view while walking along the St Kilda pier. It changes from the nearby city life and there are penguins at the end of the pier as well as a cafe in the middle so it’s worth it

Thank _sb11096
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I have visitors I normally take them here for a walk if the weather is good.. And if your happy to go at night you might see a penguin.. Not normally good on a windy cold day..

Thank MisterMichael6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pier has so many things to offer, from watching the fishing along it to the hidden gems of wildlife at the end of the pier. My wife and I had a hot tea and scones at the cafe as we spent a pleasant afternoon...More

Thank Mark_Bay_64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down to the pier on our first night in Melbourne which coincidentally was one of the few pleasant weather evenings we had while there. The sunset and the city made for some great photos and we managed to jostle our way close enough...More

Thank BrianSaugerties
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This Pier is special: beautiful sandy coast, free penguins encounter and a nice restaurant where to eat (Little Blue).

Thank jadina2016
Reviewed 3 August 2018

St Kilda Pier is an excellent place for sunset or sunrise, particular if there is a full moon rising. Not many people go to watch the sunset so it doesn't get really that crowded. Most crowds go for the Little Blue Penguin colony at the...More

Thank Billy007863
Reviewed 2 August 2018

It is really good at night as the volunteers are there but if you go in the morning it is a lot less busy. Definitely wrap up warm if you are going (even in the summer). Also be prepared to wait a while . Definitely...More

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23 July 2018|
Response from JennaR864 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! I was there in summer and we saw no penguins so not too sure on that, but yea it’s just a short walk to local restaurants and cafes :) you’d definitely want to bring warm clothing for night-time in Melbourne as it can... More
23 July 2018|
Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
I think the penguins can be there any time of day, but sunset may be the best time. There are plenty of food places on nearby streets. In winter it gets very cold st night,,. Bring warm clothes.
3 April 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer the question it needs to be in English.