Just south of central Melbourne is the beautiful beachside community of St Kilda. It is sandy shores are not just beautiful, they are historic.

Join your guide and discover the world’s oldest continuously operating roller coaster, explore Victorian sea baths, and beautiful art deco architecture, and try and spot the wild penguins during this two and a half hour tour.

Highlights include St Kilda Beach, the local penguin colony, historic trams, Luna Park, St Kilda sea baths, St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Breakwater, mafia history, Solar System Trail and The Promenade.

The guides believe that walking tours should be available to everyone - regardless of your budget. Walks 101 run a free tour to provide an excellent introduction to the city, and our guides accept tips at the end of the tour.

The tour concludes near the St Kilda Pier, where you will learn about the wild penguins nesting nearby. After your tour is finished, your guide will bring the group to a historic sea bath with stunning sunset views.

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 31/07/18 - 31/03/19

    Daily: 11:00am - 01:30pm

Tour highlights:
  • Luna Park
    This iconic amusement park features a hand-brake operated rollercoaster in operation since 1912. Visit with your guide and learn about the history of this iconic park, its roots in Coney Island, New York, and the fascinating story of a businessman's quest to be a amusement park magnate. When the park is open, we will go inside the gates.
  • Monarch Cakes
    The iconic bakery featuring 100-year-old recipes from old world Poland. If time allows, you will be able to stop by and try a baked cheesecake, kugelhaupf (a kind of chocolate cake served in a bundt-style), coffee or cookie. This cafe has gone unchanged since it first opened in 1934, and is a must-see.
  • St. Kilda Botanical Gardens
    The stunning Botanical Gardens of St Kilda feature a combination of Australian native plants and imports from England. This is an ideal spot for picnicking, sunbathing, and relaxing. Here your guide will tell you about the history of importing foreign plants and animals, and some of the unintended consequences it meant for Australia.

Walks 101 is a leading tour operator based in Melbourne.

After getting its start as a Free Tour Company as the Melbourne Free Tour and St Kilda Free Tour operate daily on a pay-what-you-feel basis, Walks 101 was branched into food and drink tours

The Walks 101 team was founded to bring a travel concept that has taken Europe by storm - free walking tours. Every major city in Europe hosts a variety of free walking tour operators, and Walks 101 is bringing that concept to Australia.

Walks 101's mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to join a walking tour. Not everyone has been on a free walking tour or knows if it's for them, so the flagship tour, the Free Walking Tour of Melbourne, serves as an entry point for guests to find out about the city and experience a walking tour without any financial risk.

Following the success of Melbourne's Free Walking Tour, the Walks 101 team branched out to offer a variety of food, drink and cultural tours of Melbourne for a fixed price.

Walks 101 offers tours that depart daily, as well as bespoke itineraries and private guides for groups.

Membership:
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99A Carlisle Street, Saint Kilda, Victoria, 3182

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