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St Kilda Pier
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to St Kilda Pier

Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is $86 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Pier, and St. Kilda Sea Baths. Palais Theatre ...

3.7/5Good! (982 reviews)

"Basic but suits the purpose of the stay, although couldn’t get breakfast in the morning"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Rydges St Kilda
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
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Located in St Kilda, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (754 reviews)
Modern and luxurious hotel

"The hotel staff were so accommodating and lovely to deal with. The staff let me have a late check out of 5pm as I didn't check in until 5am that day - which was incredible. The hotel had amazing amenities and was so luxurious and the interior design was beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

The Prince
ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
4 out of 5
3/8-10 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
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Located in St Kilda, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are ...

3/5 (1 review)
great location but noisy and not child friendly.

"The location is great, a few min walk to the beach. The best part was being able go see the penguins on the pier. However there is a super noisy hotel bar right next to the building where drunk kids are shouting until 3am and the apt is not very well acoustically insulated so you can hear the noise! ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is $86 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Rydges St Kilda
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
The Prince
ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
4 out of 5
3/8-10 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
ELAINE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
Panoramic Views Across The Bay
Panoramic Views Across The Bay
4 out of 5
112/8-10 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
Panoramic Views Across The Bay
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
The price is $105 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Spectacular 1 Bedroom Apartment With Water Views & Palatial Terrace
Spectacular 1 Bedroom Apartment With Water Views & Palatial Terrace
Melbourne, VIC
Spectacular 1 Bedroom Apartment With Water Views & Palatial Terrace
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is $60 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
Tolarno Hotel
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
Melbourne, VIC
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
BROOKE, 1BDR St.Kilda Apartment
BROOKE, 1BDR St.Kilda Apartment
3.5 out of 5
22/3 Alfred Square, St Kilda, VIC
BROOKE, 1BDR St.Kilda Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.