Situated on one of the most beautiful points of the Port Phillip Bay, St Kilda is a short distance from the city. The beautiful sandy beaches attract both melbournians and international tourists.
The cosmopolitan shops, realxed atmosphere and excellent beach all adds interest for people who are ready to explore and experience surprises at every step.
There is much to love about the suburb of Stkilda, just ask all of the locals. They love its vibrant energy, staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutique shops, cafes, cool bars and of course the beach. Back in the fisrt half of the century, St Kilda was one of the most fashionable suburbs of Melbourne with grand homes and grand people. Today, it is really enjoying a resurgence.
The bayside suburb of St Kilda is now one of the main tourist destinations and is renowned for its picturesque bayside setting, close proximity to the city, beaches, music venues, restaurants and cafe lifestyle.
St Kilda's Attractions
Some of the many attractions in and around St Kilda include :
- The Beachfront - relax on the beach, cycle or rollerblade along the foreshore or take a romanitc walk along the St Kilda Pier.
- Luna Park - with lots of exciting rides and amusements this fun park is a must see when visiting St Kilda.
- The St Kilda Festival - this festival is filled with lots of live bands, activities and fun for people of all ages.
Dont miss out all the things St Kilda has to offer and enjoy a walk on the beach with spectacular views. Also the St Kilda Botanic Gardens (also known as Blessington Gardens) is one of St Kilda's best kept secrets with spectacular rose gardens that are among the best in Melbourne. The fashionable Robe Street with its lovely Edwardian houses and the Lower Esplanade, known for a number of landmarks like the Palais Theatre and the St Kilda Sea Baths.
The best part of visiting an area like St Kilda is that you can easily discover unexpected attractions that are fit for the tourist and local alike. With big attractions that are great fun, as well as more subtle insider experiences a stay in St Kilda will leave you feeling really satisfied.
Accommodation in St Kilda
Throughout the St Kilda and the bayside area there are lots of different accommodation options available. These range from fully self contained serviced apartments and luxury hotels right through to budget motel and backpacker accommodation. Click here for a full list of all the St Kilda hotel & apartment accommodation that is available including properties offering discount rates for longer stays.
Restaurants in St Kilda
There are numerous restaurants in St Kilda and they reflect the diverse range of cuisines that are on offer throughout the suburbs of Melbourne. The city has a reputation as being a culinary capital and all of the restaurants in St Kilda go a long way to upholding that reputation. When staying in St Kilda you really must visit Acland Street and Fitzroy Street because they are one of Melbourne's famous food precincts. The streets are literally filled with so many places to eat, from fine dining restaurants and cosmoplitan cafes through to take-away shops and everything in between. After a delightful meal you also must stop off for a delicious dessert at one of Acland Street's many famous cake shops which are open until late each day.
Shopping in St Kilda
Shopping is an important part of St Kilda with plenty of boutiques, fashion outlets, cake shops and bookstores situated right along the busy Acland Street and also Fitzroy Street. Also in St Kilda you will find lots of great bargains, gifts and artworks at the St Kilda Craft Market. This popular market is held every Sunday morning along the Upper Esplanade and also features wonderful views across the bay and the nearby beach.