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St Kilda Pier

Stroll, cycle, rollerblade or go fishing at one of Melbourne’s most cherished landmarks and enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and the waterfront.

St Kilda Pier is one of Melbourne’s enduring icons and a popular destination for taking in the views of the city. Explore the pier’s length, admire the sweeping views across the water and grab a snack from the historic kiosk. Cast a fishing line and see if you can spot some of the wildlife that resides in the bay.

The original jetty was first established by early European settlers in 1853, but soon gave way to Port Philip Bay’s stormy waters. Stroll, cycle or rollerblade on the weathered footbridge that extends along the old jetty’s sturdy replacement. Watch all kinds of watercraft traversing the bay, from kayaks to yachts and ferries. The St Kilda Pier has been a welcoming sight for seafarers arriving from Port Philip Bay since the early days of Melbourne’s settlement.

At the end of the pier, you’ll find the heritage St Kilda Pier Kiosk, which was established in 1904. Situated within a beautiful turn-of-the-century pavilion, the kiosk is a picturesque spot for enjoying a meal with gorgeous water views. Sit down for lunch or grab a quick snack from the historic café.

Sit with your feet dangling from the pier and look back toward the foreshore to see Melbourne’s skyline. Bring your fishing rod and cast a line into Port Philip Bay as the sun sinks below the horizon. After dusk, you might spot little penguins as they return from the waters to their colony near the St Kilda breakwater. Appreciate the cute creatures from afar and refrain from using flash photography. Penguin guides are available to answer your questions during the summer months.

St Kilda Pier extends from the St Kilda Foreshore Reserve and Catani Gardens at St Kilda Beach on Melbourne’s southeastern waterfront. Reach the pier from the gorgeous St Kilda Esplanade or the Bay Trail on foot or by bike. There is easy tram access to the St Kilda Foreshore Reserve. Visit the pier at any time of day for free.

Would you like to make your visit to St Kilda Pier even more memorable? Don't miss the chance to try some of these activities:

Why don't you consider purchasing a Wilsons Promontory National Park Full Day Trip? It's one of the most interesting activities on offer here.

For even more things to do, examine our St Kilda things to do page.


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Rydges St Kilda ¥8,194
Rydges St Kilda

Rydges St Kilda

35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly St Kilda hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Pier, and St. Kilda Sea Baths. Palais Theatre and Luna Park are also within 15 minutes. Windsor Station is 23 minutes by foot and Balaclava Station is 28 minutes.

    Cosmopolitan Hotel ¥6,922
    Cosmopolitan Hotel

    Cosmopolitan Hotel

    6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly St Kilda hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km). Balaclava Station is 17 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 24 minutes.

      The Prince ¥12,139
      The Prince

      The Prince

      2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. St Kilda Pier and Palais Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Windsor Station is 26 minutes by foot and Balaclava Station is 27 minutes.

        Quest St Kilda Bayside ¥10,251
        Quest St Kilda Bayside

        Quest St Kilda Bayside

        1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, Luna Park, and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Pier and St Kilda Road are also within 15 minutes. Balaclava Station is 25 minutes by foot and Windsor Station is 26 minutes.

          Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda Melbourne ¥7,823
          Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda Melbourne

          Adina Apartment Hotel St Kilda Melbourne

          157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the entertainment district, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of CitiPower Centre Junction Oval, Luna Park, and St Kilda Beach. Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Cricket Ground are also within 6 mi (10 km). Windsor Station is 17 minutes by foot and Prahran Station is 22 minutes.

            Tolarno Hotel ¥5,402
            Tolarno Hotel

            Tolarno Hotel

            42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Beach, and Palais Theatre. Luna Park is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. Windsor Station is 21 minutes by foot and Prahran Station is 26 minutes.

              ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
              ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment

              ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment

              3/8-10 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in St Kilda, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Pier. Luna Park and St Kilda Beach are also within 10 minutes. Windsor Station is 27 minutes by foot and Balaclava Station is 29 minutes.

                Panoramic Views Across The Bay
                Panoramic Views Across The Bay

                Panoramic Views Across The Bay

                112/8-10 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in St Kilda, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Pier. Luna Park and St Kilda Beach are also within 10 minutes. Windsor Station is 27 minutes by foot and Balaclava Station is 29 minutes.