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St Kilda Pier

Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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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, in-line skating and fishing. St Kilda's Little Penguin colony is well-known for making the breakwater its home, and is a popular tourist attraction. You can view the Little Penguins from the viewing platform at St Kilda Pier or by charter boat. St Kilda Pier has safe wheelchair access, lighting, handrails, drinking fountains, toilets, barbeques and a picnic and playground area. Only 5km from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda is well serviced by public transport. Take the tram from the heart of the city. Alternatively, car parking is available in the vicinity of the foreshore.
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Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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+61 13 19 63
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"fairy penguins"
in 38 reviews
"phillip island"
in 17 reviews
"flash photography"
in 7 reviews
"windy night"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"every evening"
in 6 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"come home"
in 6 reviews
"taking photos"
in 5 reviews
"city skyline"
in 7 reviews
"red light"
in 6 reviews
"kite surfers"
in 8 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 5 reviews
"penguin colony"
in 4 reviews
"an amazing experience"
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"penguins coming"
in 4 reviews
"great spot"
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Reviewed yesterday

Last time I was in Melbourne I paid to go on the day tour to Philip Island (which is amazing) but if you want to see penguins have don't have the money or time to go on the tour then you must get down to...More

Thank reader85
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked along this little pier in the glorious sunshine . Stopped to have fish and chips at the cafe there . Then waited till sunset with the others to wait for the penguins to come home to feed there young living in the protected...More

1  Thank Jimpendrigh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Taking a stroll along the St Kilda Pier is a must do when in Melbourne. Relaxing with great views, take the tram to visit the penguins or have a coffee.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have always wanted to walk this pier and i finally did. It was gorgeous - even on the freezing and windy morning that I chose. It is so iconic and I beyond stunning. Shame I didn't get to see the penguins but even so,...More

Thank Sarah I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food and service plus wonderful views of the city. I had the snapper which was full of flavour. This is a must do will in Melbourne.

Thank AaronRod
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highlight of our trip was seeing the penguins at sunset. Absolutely amazing! Volunteers need more help from the authority to protect the penguins from tourists as people were completely oblivious/deliberately ignoring the rules. Such a shame as in the end it will mean this beautiful...More

Thank Love_Sea_And_Ski
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't walked the pier since 1994. It was a perfect day, and although the best time to see the Penguins is at sunset, you can still get a glimpse at any time of the day.

Thank JoSheehan07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided against Phillip Island given cost and likelihood of tourist trap. Instead we joined approx 100 people on the pier at sunset. Glad to have knowledgeable volunteer wardens around to ensure penguins were allowed their space. Well worth the easy tram ride from the...More

Thank Maryann B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT USE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. Do not climb on the rocks. Do not step on the penguins. I enjoyed seeing the penguins, but I was disturbed at how tourists broke the rules. I also think the “penguin team” volunteers need to do more to communicate...More

1  Thank Ashley L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the pier, past dozens of fishermen, about an hour before sunset. We had an excellent light meal and drinks in the bar at the end of the pier. After sunset then went onto the breakwater to see the penguins come in. Lots...More

Thank ScotlandEartha
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sjiang29
3 April 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer the question it needs to be in English.
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ls51096
6 November 2017|
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Response from Tommy O | Reviewed this property |
They come out as the sun is setting, and the best place to see them is at the very far end of the pier. When it is still light, they hide under the large rocks, and it is often possible to spot one or two of them under those... More
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Leanne C
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Response from codehalo | Reviewed this property |
go there later after 6pm. but it will also be super crowded and Super cold. I got there about 7-ish the crowd has thinned out but there are still 4-5 penguins hanging around for us to see ;)
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