A Taste of St. Kilda

71A Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

A Taste of St. Kilda

71A Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Staff Pick
24 m
1.9 km
Easy

Summary

This trail leads you on a short walk to visit some of the famous icons of St Kilda.

A Taste of St. Kilda

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Description

This trail has been developed by the City of Port Phillip Sister Cities Project in conjunction with the Sustainable Transport Unit.

For more information about the sister city relationship, contact the Sister Cities Coordinator for the City of Port Phillip via ASSIST on 9209 6777 or email assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au

1. Public transport
The walk starts and finishes near public transport. Trams 16 and 96 will take you into the city. Tram 79 will take you to Richmond, but only runs in the evenings and on weekends. Bus 606 will take you to Port Melbourne. For further information about public transport please call Metlink ph: 131 638.

2. Refreshments
Refreshments are available along the route. Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, and the St Kilda Baths complex all have many restaurants, cafés and bars, and there are also several kiosks located along the foreshore.

3. Toilets
Toilets are located in Shakespeare Grove next to O'Donnell Gardens and at Catani Gardens.

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Points of Interest

1. O'Donnell Gardens

This where our walk begins, right next to cosmopolitan Acland Street, where you can stop for a meal, coffee and cake or pick up some souvenirs from the many gift shops.

2. Luna Park

Acclaimed as one of the world's oldest amusement parks, Luna Park has been an icon of St Kilda since it was opened in 1912 .

3. The Palais

Cross Cavell St and wander along the Lower Esplanade. Generations of Melbourne residents have come here to dance, listen to live music and even watch movies.

4. Catani Arch

Built in 1916, it provides a great place to stop and enjoy the view and is a popular photo spot for wedding couples.

5. St Kilda Sea Baths

ou can stop for a swim, spa or seaweed wrap here or grab a bite to eat in one of the cafes or restaurants based here.

6. Mirka Mora Mosaic

Beautiful mosaic map of St Kilda by Mirka Mora, a Jewish refugee who came to Australia to avoid persecution during World War II.

7. St Kilda Pier

home of the famous Kirby's Kiosk. Beyond the kiosk is the breakwater - home to St Kilda's own penguin colony. If you keep your eyes open around dusk you may see them swimming home to roost.

8. Catani Park

Catani Gardens, where you can stop for a picnic or a BBQ. If you have the time, take a walk along the Esplanade towards Port Melbourne. Look out for kite boarders on the bay.

9. The Upper Esplanade

The Upper Esplanade, which boasts fantastic views of Port Phillip Bay. On Sundays there is an arts and crafts market here.

10. The Upper Esplanade 2

From here, you can continue along the Upper Esplanade until you return to O'Donnell Gardens, or on to Fitzroy Street, where you can enjoy the food, wine and great shopping that's on offer.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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