St Kilda is Melbourne’s iconic seaside suburb and is just a short tram ride (6km) away from the CBD. Featuring several attractions including the Victorian-styled fairground, Luna Park, St Kilda Sea Baths and the shopping and restaurant strips of Acland and Fitzroy Streets, St Kilda is a popular base for many travellers, particularly during the summer months.

Once a desirable suburb for Melbourne’s elite in Victorian and Edwardian times, St Kilda has a fascinating history and still features many of its original mansions and iconic attractions today.

Fitzroy Street runs from the southern side of Albert Park all the way down to St Kilda Beach. Packed with notable restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops, as well as budget and top end accommodation, it's a lively street that is great for people watching and hanging out in pavement cafés.

Acland Street runs parallel to the beach and offers more of the same attractions with the addition of the popular Sunday art-and-craft market (on the Esplanade) and some fabulously drool-worthy cake shops.

It is possible to walk along St Kilda beach for several kilometers in either direction. Head north towards the city and the suburbs of Albert Park and Port Melbourne or south to Elwood and the gentrified suburb of Brighton and beyond.

Practical Info

St Kilda is easily accessible by tram from outside Flinders or Southern Cross train stations.

Tours & Tickets

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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

Explore Melbourne on an afternoon coach tour of the outskirts of the CBD and also visit the inner suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Elwood. See vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.17

Melbourne Tandem Skydive on the Beach

Melbourne’s only beach skydive — skydiving Melbourne doesn’t get any more thrilling. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush tandem skydiving over St Kilda, ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $243.32

Half-Day Melbourne City Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Cruise the calm waters of the Yarra River, past Melbourne's art, food and shopping precincts towards the Docklands area. Back on land join your premium ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.92

Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery

See marvelous Melbourne your way on a private tour of the city. Your private guide will take you to Melbourne’s shopping arcades, historic enclaves, financial ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.91

Melbourne Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Melbourne by bike with a local guide who shows you famous locations and little-known gems on an intimate 2-wheeled tour through the city. Snap photos ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.41

Stand-Up Paddle Board Group Lesson at St Kilda

Join a stand-up paddle board group lesson and experience the fastest growing water sport in the world! This is a 90 minute lesson, comprised of 30 minutes of ...  Read more

Location: St Kilda, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.71

Private Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson at St Kilda

Fast track your learning with a private stand-up paddle board lesson, comprised of 60 minutes one-on one-instruction and 30 minutes practice.

Location: St Kilda, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.57

St Kilda Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

Escape the rat race and get out on a stand-up paddle board with a few mates! Just hire the gear from the waters edge at St Kilda and go for it!

Location: St Kilda, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.86

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