Saint Kilda Travel Guide

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Saint Kilda Things to Do

  • St. Kildas Sunday Markets

    St. Kilda is famous for its arts and crafts market, held along the beachside Esplanade each Sunday. The market has been going since 1970 ands is something of an institution, with around 200 stalls offering original art, jewellery, glass, pottery, wood and more. Often, the artists will be creating as you browse their finished work, and there is a...

  • St. Kilda Sea Baths

    I think if I lived in St. Kilda, I'd spend my cold-weather days here. The Sea Baths seemed to have so much on offer, probably a far cry to what was there in the 1850s. A large heated indoor sea-water swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa, steam room, a gym overlooking Port Phillip Bay, and some tempting tucker on offer at the cafes as well! You can get a...

  • The Lady of St. Kilda

    On the beach by the pier you will see what appears to be the remnants of a shipwreck stranded upon the sands. This is actually a sculpture, the Lady of St. Kilda (named for the yacht that gave the area its name). At the moment, the sculpture of wood and steel is only a temporary feature, some of the artwork created for Melbournes 2006 Commonwealth...

  • Luna Park

    I'm not a lover of fairgrounds and amusement parks, but couldn't resist a quick look around historic Luna Park. Opened in 1912, the park contains all the traditional favourites - a ferris wheel, ghost train, carousel and a wooden rollercoaster as well as more recent stomach churning rides. Entry to the park is free, and you buy a ticket which...

  • St. Kilda Pier and Kiosk

    Built during the 1850's the St. Kilda pier is a fairly busy place - people walking along it, roller skating on it, fishing from it, boats coming and going. A walk along the pier rewards you with a great view of Melbournes city skyline in the distance. I so wish I had known about the colony of Little Penguins that have made the breakwater their...

  • #1 Biking Trail

    If you enjoy biking, running or rollerblading...this is a great spot.There's a biking trail 100K, which travels along the beach of the entire Port Phillips Bay.They have separate paths for biking/rollerblading and pedestrians so it makes it easy to get around. St Kilda is the most congested area of the trail, but you can get off the path...and onto...

  • Sample the delights of Acland Street...

    Even though I'd never been to St Kilda before & I "had" heard of the Acland Street Cake Shops. Now you've read that I set out for them on the first day here in St Kilda, but was not successful, but the next day when Mel & I found the other end of Acland Street we discovered the Acland Street Cake Shops & believe me that you are spoilt for choice....

  • For the Young & Young at Heart - LUNA...

    As soon as my girls discovered that Luna Park was within a couple of minutes walk of our hotel they, of course, wanted to visit it straight away, after they had a swim in the pool that is!Well Daddy had to catch a tram up into the city to pick up our AFL Grand Final tickets that we had already paid for so we didn't get to Luna Park till after...

  • St Kilda: Acland Street Pt 1

    There couldn't be fewer streets in the world that contain both diverse culinary and architectural style in such a short distance. In about seven short blocks - one half of it's length retail and the other half mostly residential Acland Street has it all. Take a wander into the recent, but colourful history of inner urban Australia with a "multi"...


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Saint Kilda Restaurants

  • St Kilda: Cafe Culture Pt 1

    It was a balmy Friday night late in 1987 and with a friend of mine we were down in St Kilda. We wandered into an odd place in a side street by accident - it turned out to be the place to be!Over the years which followed I have been back to this place many times over, but it wasn't until recently where I made the return in over 18 months. I was well...

  • Great Place to Chill Along the Beach

    This is one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. It's a great place to chill and enjoy the local food...and the views of the beach. It's inexpensive, laid back...and completely Aussie.If you're looking for a local experience...with alot of character...this is a good spot to check out. Mushroom Pizza with an Aussie or Tassie Beer...

  • Upscale on the Beach

    This place is a perfect place to chill for a lunch or dinner...It's right along the beach...and a place to hang out on the patio. and there's a fire if it's cold outside.The food and wine is some of the best in Melbourne. If you only have a few nights in Melbourne...this would be a great place to come for a taste of Melbourne life....Bookings are...

  • Leave Room for Dessert...

    This is a great restaurant at night...they have intimate tables with candles on every table. They serve excellent tapas and pitchers of sangrias...and if you don't make it for dinner...go there for dessert...they have the best spanish donuts covered with chocolate...

  • Best Vegie/Vegan Restaurant in St Kilda

    This is one of our favorite spots in Melbourne...and we're not even vegertarians...The restaurant over looks the bay...and it's a cozy, cool spot to hang out in St Kilda. If it's cold...there's even a fireplace.It's buffet you choose whatever dish you want and have it served on a choice of 3 different rices. It's definitely a great...

  • Classiest Spot in St Kilda

    One of the Classiest Places in Melbourne...and some of the best food we've tasted here in Oz.In Melbourne, they have a bible named the Ages Food Guide...and this restaurant got one of the top ratings...and it was well deserved.If you're looking for a romantic place to dine...this is the spot...worth every penny.

  • I Love Ice Cream!

    I do love ice cream, so it was a pleasure to be able to finally try the famous New Zealand Natural I had heard about. It is not like the ice cream places where you can get a candy mixed in to your choice of ice cream... it is just different flavours, similar to Baskin Robbins in the US. But there was an excellent choice of flavours, as well as...

  • Gr8 Vegetarian & Gr8 Venu for a VT Meet

    Mark, more commonly know to VTers as ATXtraveler, organised this VT meeting here when he discovered that Jen, better known to VTers as craic, is a vegatarian & he even went & road tested it in advance. Now that's doing market research isn't it.It has one cool website so please check it out. Very interesting!When Mark organised this with around 24...

  • Italian Cafe, but Bakery too

    This was the first place I ate at in St Kilda. Mel (mesoblonda) & I had arrived around 2 p.m. or so & after we checked in she went to her room & rang a few people (& some rang her, she's a popular gal that one! lol!) to catch up with so I went for a wonder to find a coffee & something not too heavy to eat seeing we were having the VT dinner meet...

  • Great place for VT Meets!

    One of the places you have to see when you come to Melbourne is St. Kilda. This is the mecca for most backpackers, and other transient travellers.When you are in St. Kilda however, there is a nice place to grab a juicy steak, and that is Monroe's.While in St. Kilda, you will have many options, but this one was perfect for a table at 6:30pm big...

  • St Kilda: Pub Culture

    The golden days of pub culture in St Kilda are numbered more or less with the cocktail lounge boom, however there has been one such institution which has strongly resisted these changes. This is none other than the Esplanade Hotel, known to Melbournians as "the Espie". Here difference crowds of people have traditionally co-habited the space...

  • St Kilda: Cafe Culture Pt 2

    If golden florral wall paper, metal frame and vynal padded chairs, along with tripe soup are your thing - than take a journey into the Cafe Scheherazade. This is no ordinary cafe / restaurant establishment, but a famous institution, actually more of a time machine really. It all started, or did it end, in the late 1950s when an Eastern European...


Saint Kilda Transportation

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    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 28, 2007

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    St. Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    If I could only count how many times Sarah and I were in and out of this airport of the course of two years! Thanks to business and pleasure travel, I can honestly say I know this airport like the back of my hand.

    Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport is most likely the Southern Most International Gateway to the rest of the world. Although Christchurch NZ probably launches airplanes further south to Antarctica, Melbourne truly has a great international routing system.

    Along with all the major Capital Cities in Australia, you can also reach many international destinations. Indonesia on JetStar, UAE on Emirates, London on BA or QF, Thailand on Thai, Manila on Philippines Air, KL on Malaysian, Singapore on Singapore Air, Hong Kong on Cathay, Shanghai on China Eastern, and multiple others. There are also direct flights from the US to LAX and SFO on United and Qantas.

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Saint Kilda Shopping

  • Another Gr8 Bookshop

    Well I like most bookshops including those of the big chainstores which here in Australia (at least on the east coast) are Dymocks & Angus and Robertsons, however I really enjoy in discovering bookshops like these owned by independent owners & offer a really interesting selection of serious reading items as well as the mainstream books.It reminds...

  • Good fashion, good value

    Good value, good fashion items. Tops, skirts, pants & accompanying accessories.I found doing a search that they have a shop in Bridge Road, Richmond and they advertise their merchandise as:"Contemporary ladies fashions Sizes 8 - 20. Latest trends at affordable prices."I have to agree with their summation as I ended buying a total of 12 items for...

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Saint Kilda Local Customs

  • No Tips

    As an's very hard not to tip...but it is the custom here in australia....unless you're at a very nice can choose to leave 10%. The waitstaff get paid higher, unlike in the states where they get paid min wage and rely on tips for $$...They may have "karma" jars which you can throw your extra...

  • Just a walkin' the dog

    My apologies to the song I pinched this section of the lyrics from above. lol! But, when you see the pic to go with this tip you immediately understand why.When I saw these pooches all dressed in their finery for their Sunday morning walk with their mistress who was, I dare say, out for a morning coffee/cake in Acland Street, I just had to stop her...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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