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.