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St Kilda Pier

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Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Penguins and all

Love St Kilda and the pier is one of my favourites. Lovely walk in the sun and bonus to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Megzi18
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Caloundra
Nice walk, quite windy, unfortunately no penguins for us...

This is a famous spot to walk along and try and spot some of the penguins. On the occasion we went... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JanWard85
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love St Kilda and the pier is one of my favourites. Lovely walk in the sun and bonus to see penguins (sleeping ones) was such a delight. On a beautiful day this is the place to go to.

1  Thank Megzi18
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a famous spot to walk along and try and spot some of the penguins. On the occasion we went there was no sign of them, which whilst a shame, is just unfortunately how it happens. The place is well maintained, and clearly has...More

Thank JanWard85
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the beach side and upto the pier was very nice. The pier length was very windy but freshening. A good long walk into the sea.

Thank SanjeevNirwani
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always catch the tram down to St Kilda when in Melbourne, mainly to purchase a cake from one of the many bakeries in Ackland Street. The seafront and the pier is always worth a visit to view Port Phillip Bay.

Thank MacLachlan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got told by our Uber driver that this was a good place to see the fairy penguins so we went down for a look. Gets VERY cold in winter waiting for them to come up but very worth it. The cafe at the end of...More

Thank Adriane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the attraction of the Little Blue Penguins that breed at the end of the pier, this is a great location for photographing or just enjoying the evening sunsets & the wonderful full moon, & super moons that appear over the skyline.

Thank Billy007863
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Kilda was easy to reach by public transport and well worth a lovely walk on the pier and beach even in windy autumn. There are shops here, too.

Thank J7692ROhelend
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a long walk to see no penguins. I not sure what it needs, but at the moment it has no reason to walk its length.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Never swim in St Kilda beach unless you are desperate. It is rocky on the bottom and awfully oily in the water due to the ships illegally pouring their waste chemicals into the area's water. When you come out of the water you can feel...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We heard there were penguins around the pier in the evening but were slightly doubtful that we were going to spot any. We were wrong! We went in late April and there were tons of penguins that came home that night, we spotted at least...More

Thank Hannah T
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sanmallya
15 January 2017|
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Response from NovaAustralia | Reviewed this property |
You certainly could hire a taxi from St Kilda to city, but cost could be between $20 - $30. Why not take a Tram and see a bit more of Melbourne at a lower cost and a leisurely pace?
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jaspen
11 November 2016|
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Response from Andrea A | Reviewed this property |
They start at sun set and I'd recommend leaving 30-60mins for it. A tram will get you into the city in no time
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Stacy N
26 January 2015|
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Response from Kim W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
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