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Prepare to play in St Kilda, where you can kick up your heels by the seashore, along with live music or on the whirligigs at Luna Park.

Melbourne's favourite beachside suburb

Join locals who walk, cycle and skate under the palms on the foreshore or sail, windsurf or kitesurf on the bay.

Keep an eye out for little penguins at the St Kilda Breakwater and visit the Sunday St Kilda Esplanade Arts and Craft Market. Return to the neighbourhood's genteel resort days with a dip in the heated seawater spas and pools at the historic St Kilda Sea Baths.

Enjoy fine dining at Donovans, Stokehouse and Circa, Asian flavours at Uncle and tasty Mexican at Radio Mexico. Catch live music at the Palais Theatre and the Prince Bandroom, and get a thrill on a ride at the iconic Luna Park.

Fitzroy, Acland and Carlisle street days

Choose the street to suit the mood. Fitzroy and Acland streets have cool cafes, restaurants and bars, fashion boutiques and independent music and book stores.

Hear the languages of many European cultures on Carlisle Street. Grab a bagel at Glick's Cakes and Bagels, a coffee at Wall Two 80, or lunch at The Local. Share the Jewish experience at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

St Kilda Festival

Get carried along with the crowds at February's St Kilda Festival. A week of music and comedy performances culminate in Festival Sunday, which sees the streets closed to carry on the suburb's historic penchant for revelry.

How to get there

By tram: Number 16 from Swanston Street, number 96 from Bourke Street, or number 12 from Collins Street to St Kilda; number 3 from Swanston Street to Carlisle Street and Alma Road. Plan your journey and check for changes to normal tram service at yarratrams.com.au.


To find out more, visit stkildamelbourne.com.au.

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Things to do

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Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Red Stitch is Australia’s leading actors’ ensemble. Red Stitch exists to advance the vitality of...

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is the only museum in Victoria that explores and celebrates the...

The Astor

Get a dose of 30s glamour and be transported back to a time when seeing a film was a special event.

Luna Park Melbourne

Ride adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping rollercoasters and try your luck with carnival games.

Linden New Art

Enjoy the free exhibition program, public talks, workshops and events at this contemporary art gallery.

The Prince Bandroom

See the hottest indie, hip hop and soul acts when they come to town at this St Kilda mainstay.

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Food & wine

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Lau's Family Kitchen

Experience the Flower Drum's faultless service and fine cuisine at the more wallet-friendly Lau's.

Pelican

If you're sick of the creaky sofa school of interior design then you'll appreciate Pelican.

Il Fornaio

Feel the warmth at Il Fornaio before you even try the oven-fresh bread or scrumptious bakery treats.

The Nelson

Nod to the naval legend and choose a drop from an impressive list of rum from around the world.

Café Di Stasio

Settle in for a night of classic Italian fare at this St Kilda institution, now in its third decade.

The Banff

Choose from an incredible array of pizzas for every meal in this former US soldier barracks.

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