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St Kilda Pier

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Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
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No penguins today

It was a good way to see Melbourne from a different perspective. Unfortunately the penguins were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Russ1470
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
A Melbourne Icon

No trip to Melbourne is complete without a walk along the iconic St Kilda seafront and St Kilda... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen T
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Melbourne, Australia
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“fairy penguins” (36 reviews)
“luna park” (12 reviews)
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Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
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"fairy penguins"
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"luna park"
in 12 reviews
"flash photography"
in 8 reviews
"small penguins"
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"philip island"
in 19 reviews
"penguins coming"
in 7 reviews
"acland street"
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"penguin watching"
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"lovely walk"
in 9 reviews
"number tram"
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"young ones"
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"melbourne skyline"
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"their natural habitat"
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"sunny day"
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"tram ride"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good way to see Melbourne from a different perspective. Unfortunately the penguins were out today, oh well.

Thank Russ1470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Melbourne is complete without a walk along the iconic St Kilda seafront and St Kilda Pier. Fantastic views of the city. Amazing place for photographs. The Fairy Penguin colony is a must. Little Blue/Kiosk is a lovely place to stop at the...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At StKilda beach you must take a stroll along the Pier,the views are tremendous,the pier cafe warm and friendly,and at night if you are patient you can watch the little penguins heading in from the ocean into their rookery,there were very informative Volunteers Penguin Guides...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is this still standing please somebody give it a makeover a splas of colour needed and something exciting on there its boring as hell

Thank David S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came out at dusk to see the penguins. We saw penguins up close waking from their nests waiting for their mates to come back with dinner. It did get very crowded so we left, but really enjoyed our time. It was beautiful watching the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to St:Kilda you have to visit the pier. Luna Park Tivoli is very near and in Kilda you must be if you like music!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why pay $$ to go all the way to Phillip Island when you can see penguins up close and free even in the middle of the day? Very nicely designed boardwalk and good information boards. Even saw a Rakali (who know that water rats could...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive little café at the end of the pier. Not really worth the price. It's a nice wander out along the length of the pier, but nothing of standout quality!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great spot during summer to take some really nice shots of Port Philip Bay. Walk towards the back part of the pier and towards the evening watch the penguins come back to their nest. But please pay respect to the little wild animals. Dont try...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A nice pier out into the bay with a native penguin area at the end, You'll need to visit at dusk if you want any chance of seeing a penguin which nests in the rocks.

Thank Enrico B
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caroleleroy84
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
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caroleleroy84
15 July 2018|
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Response from LindatNewZealand | Reviewed this property |
Around 5.30pm
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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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