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St Kilda Pier

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Great place to spot penguins for free!

Long walk along the pier to the cafe at the end but definitely worth it. There are areas all along... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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This place is awesome and was a great place to go and to get there I recommend going for a walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long walk along the pier to the cafe at the end but definitely worth it. There are areas all along to watch the penguins come in to nest at sunset

Thank cheshirecate
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Bart C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome and was a great place to go and to get there I recommend going for a walk here and maybe for lunch

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spotted my first penguin here, hiding under a rock. Worth it just for that. This is what everyone does when they come to St Kilda...walk out on the pier. Tick.

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank BazzaKidwelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Ed N
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the Beach, near restaurants you can see, fisherman, family walking on a sunny day. Very Nice quartier to discover

Thank Johanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great to walk out on the pier , have a glass of wine or coffee and lunch. you can see melbourne . little penguins come up at dusk

Thank suzric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MCP474
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank TLux20
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15 July 2018|
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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
15 July 2018|
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Response from Campercam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, around 5:30pm. Sooner if it is an overcast day
15 January 2017|
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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 :)