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St. Kilda is worth the tram ride just for the beach and to see the harbor side of Melbourne. It's basically a touristy beach town. All along this area is a market on some days if you're shopping for trinkets. I'd do this only in...More
We went there while we were going to beach and read about the penguins so we went back at dusk to check it out and there they start poping there heads out of the rocks, Tidy mun how nice things can be if you just...More
One of the less known facts about Melbourne is the fairy penguin colony at the end of St Kilda Pier. Best time to view is sunset, but you do occasionally see a youngster in its nest during the day. Look for the tell tale guano.
Spent about 90 minutes or so waiting in the cold for the sun to set. We weren’t alone, must have been a couple of hundred people doing the same thing. Once the sun set we probably got a glimpse of one or two penguins coming...More
We always visit the pier when we are in Melbourne. Nice to be outdoors. Rug up in cooler months, scarves & beanies are a must. It can get pretty windy. We usually see about 4- 6 penguins, but sometime you really have to search hard...More
Response from babawhitesheep | Reviewed this property |
As it is v cold and windy, I don't advise you to be there too early. We went there past 7pm, we still managed to see quite many. Look out for the marshals, they are there to guide you and point out the penguins to you. Have... More
As it is v cold and windy, I don't advise you to be there too early. We went there past 7pm, we still managed to see quite many. Look out for the marshals, they are there to guide you and point out the penguins to you. Have fun!
Response from Steph_5891 | Reviewed this property |
I'd go for the tram because it is so cheap and easy. A taxi could cost a lot if the traffic is thick but probably $20-$30. You could always ask the taxi driver and if it's too expensive just get on the tram :)