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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 flash photography lovely walk every evening on the rocks red light come home their natural habitat melbourne skyline take photos kite surfers penguin watching penguin colony great spot an amazing experience penguins coming
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well visited pier with restaurant at the end. After dusk, just past the restaurant, it is possible to view penguins from the local colony.... Wildlife staff present

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Roz D
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have not visited Melbourne without a trip to St Kilda and a walk along the pier. It's got it all … views of the city, café, restaurant and fishermen to have a yarn.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dreamer109090
Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I went down to the pier about two hours before sun rise. We sat quietly and watched the penguins walk past us. It was awesome!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donna Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire water front from the The Port to the Pier is great. Nice place Sunday morning to take in the sights

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vivien D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a January summer Sunday night when there were in excess of 600 people watching the breakwater for penguins. Arriving at 2025 was too early as no penguins were seen until about 2140, after sunset. I didn't see any waddling across the sand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 12 December 2018

St. Kilda Pier and the near by park is in the middle of a large residential area and close to the city. It has a natural habitat for some Australian wild life that you can see up close. Possums come down from the trees at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank yamsoof
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I arrived in the late afternoon, well before sunset, and I thought I wouldn't be able to see any, but I was thoroughly surprised and saw quite a number of penguins hiding in the rocks of the pier. They were all so cute! I easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We did a Phillip island the night before. Perhaps we should have done the st kilda Parade the night before instead, as St Kilda version is really really no in comparison to the hundreds of penguins you see in Phillip island - in a more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Sandysmith44
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Was fun to watch the penguins get out of the water and work their way through the jetty rocks. Some came all the way up to the standing/viewing area. Cute little things. Those that got so close were often scared off by the pacific rim'rs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Roam810836
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

A long pier that's a natural part of the St. Kilda walk. If you're lucky you'll see penguins not hiding. I wasn't that lucky...

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 January 2019|
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Response from Graham w | Reviewed this property |
Yes thats right, can find some if look carefully.
23 July 2018|
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Response from ajackson404 | Reviewed this property |
At dusk all year round. Cafe on pier near penguins but in evening it may have a private function on too. Wear a coat at night just like on any cold night
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.