St Kilda is a haven for artists, musicians and other creatives. It has a bohemian flair and is centrally located so it is easy to experience all the surrounding attractions, like Luna Park and the Moonface gate, entryway to the amusement park featuring retro rides and carnival games. Entry is free. Visitors need only pay for rides, so it’s perfect for tourists on a budget.
Is it too hot for an amusement park? Then check out St Kilda Beach, Melbourne’s most popular beach. Lay down a towel and soak in the sun. There’s also water sports like sailing, beach volleyball, jet skiing and more. Adrenalin junkies can even skydive. Once you’ve had your fix of excitement for the day, you can stroll down St Kilda Pier and enjoy the scenery of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay. You can bird watch as well and find the Little Penguins that live there.
St Kilda hosts the annual St Kilda Festival making it the most entertaining precinct in Melbourne. It is held during February and hosts live entertainment, outdoor cinema, visual arts and forums for everyone to enjoy. There’s also the St Kilda Film Festival in May and St Kilda Markets every Sunday. So there’s never a bad time to visit.
If the stage is your thing then check out one of the many heritage playhouses like the deco-style Palais Theatre or brickwork Astor Theatre. If that’s not exciting enough for you then go to Albert Park and watch the Grand Prix.
The best part about St Kilda is that it’s easy to get there. Only 6km from Melbourne’s city center. You can drive or take the tram or bus.
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