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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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All reviews fairy penguins phillip island lovely walk flash photography every evening red light come home take photos their natural habitat on the rocks melbourne skyline penguin watching kite surfers penguin colony an amazing experience penguins coming great spot
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful pier! And such an incredible experience to be able to see the penguins right there & so close. It was simply magical. Go there around 30 minutes-1 hour after sunset. We saw so many penguins swimming, dancing, cuddling with their babies, & waddling around....More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to spend a balmy summer night in Melbourne. Lots of local places to get some ice cream and go for a walk.

Thank MelbAlison
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed in Melbourne and wanted to tram it into St Kilda , the beach and pier where beautiful ,,, just as a postcard , we walked had coffee and enjoyed the sun , a must when in Melbourne

Thank Kerri-anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us half an hour to walk around the pier, and in that time I heard over 10 different languages. There was a couple taking fashion photos, several fathers and sons fishing, tourists looking at penguins, and it just felt ALIVE with energy. Beautiful...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived before dusk and saved a spot on the boardwalk. As night fell the babies came out of rocks waiting for their dinner as the mums swam back with fish. So cute! Can’t use a flash so photos don’t do it Service. But you...More

Thank Vanessa2012_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here tonight with my partner & 1 year old daughter, we absolutely loved it! Seeing the little penguins on the rocks was amazing! Even my daughter was mesmerised! If we were staying in Melbourne longer I would definitely return to see them again, we...More

Thank loubielou69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a must when visiting lovely St Kilda. A beautiful walk on the pier. Great new boardwalk. It’s safe, great for sightseeing and people watching. Enjoyed it.

Thank aldavril
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice stroll after dinner through to the St Kilda Pier. Apart from the pretty views of the Melbourne skyline, we got to see many little penguins in their nests. Well worth the visit, especially considering it was all free!

Thank TravelTrips12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With classic architecture, a refurbished boardwalk to spot the little penguins swimming in after dusk, helpful volunteers, & sunset views to die for (or to get instaworthy images), this is a must see destination.

Thank Tran_Sformr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk out on the pier. Very nice coffee place at end with toilets which is great. Did not see penguins but still worth a look. Would add this to your too do list when in melbourne.

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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.
4 April 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer the question it needs to be in English.