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Great photo opportunity

A great place with some great photo opportunities. It is also historic place and is close to the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
EleanorBall
Welcome to Australia!

Princes Pier was the first sight many immigrants had of Australia. Passenger ships from Europe... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Jeffry B
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Beach Street, Port Phillip, Victoria 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

A great place with some great photo opportunities. It is also historic place and is close to the CBD to view.

Thank EleanorBall
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Princes Pier was the first sight many immigrants had of Australia. Passenger ships from Europe landed here in Port Melbourne with "New Australians," particularly after World War II, when ALP Minister for Immigration Arthur Calwell sought new migrants to boost Australia's population. Efforts have been...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A pleasant stroll along the waterfront from the end of the #109 tram line. Numerous opportunities for keen photographers.

Thank Kay004
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We went there on a sunny but windy day and it was absolutely amazing ! This place is near the CBD (you can easily catch a tram) but quite different ! There are a couple of very nice beaches and the atmosphere is peaceful.

Thank Myriou_S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

If Princess Pier was opened during my time as a student, it’s highly I would have spent plenty of time here. I’m rather melancholic at times and this is the sort of places that I would come just to think. Princess Pier is a historical...More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The old princess pier with it’s stumps in the bay is a picturesque melbourne icon that has been photographed hundreds of times. With good reason has it’s very pretty

1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A great place for photography and for a walk. We were in luck however and managed to be there when the "The Blessing of the Waters" was on in January. The Greek Orthodox ceremony take place at Port Melbourne each year. It is a combined...More

2  Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 July 2017

As well as nice views of the bay, Princes Pier has an interactive display with interesting historical information, including its role as the arrival point for many migrants.

1  Thank moppaquestionmark
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is an amazing spot if you are into photography!! Best time would either be early in the morning or later afternoon when the sun is close to setting. The stumps jutting out of the water, cruise ships moving in and out amazing sun sets...More

2  Thank Gehan R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Princes Pier was named after an English prince. Half is modern; the other half has only piles remaining; the modern part is a great place for anglers to drop a line.

1  Thank Jeffry B
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