Not only an icon of St Kilda and Melbourne, the St Kilda Esplanade Market is a world-renowned art and craft makers’ haven. In its idyllic beachside location, the market has been the place of choice for those seeking high-quality and authentic Australian products, since 1970.
Navigate the solar system from the sun to the outer planets by following the bike and walking trail on the City of Port Phillip’s foreshore.
If you’re looking for things to do in Port Phillip, and specifically activities in St. Kilda, set aside an evening (or early morning) for one of the most unique and popular outings in the area. You’ve probably heard that St. Kilda Pier houses it’s very own penguin colony, but did you know that you can go visit them all year round, free of charge?
Whether you’ve got a Monday through Friday job, a full schedule with class, duties at home, or even if you’re just a traveller visiting St. Kilda, heading out for a drink is one of the best ways to catch up with friends and take a moment to slow down.
For both Melbourne locals and eager tourists looking for things to do in St. Kilda, a sit-down brunch of vibrant food and tasteful ambiance is hard to beat. While St. Kilda is teeming with restaurants and cafes of Instagram worthy cuisine, it can be hard to pick one that will suit the vibe of your group and offer the magic combo of good service and quality food.
After a blue algae latte or just simply an excellent espresso? Check out our latest blog post showing off the very best coffee St Kilda has to offer.
St. Kilda has long held the role of one of Melbourne’s most loved suburbs as it provides activities and things to do for tourists, backpackers, and locals alike. It has bohemian seaside charm, grungy hidden gems, high class shopping, eclectic food, and a hopping nightlife. In fact, there are so many things to do in St. Kilda that people often seek out insider knowledge so they can narrow down their list of must-sees and dos. While you can eat, drink, and play your way through St. Kilda until the cows go home, we’ve put together a guide of the best things to do in St. Kilda so you don’t miss out on anything. Bookmark this page for your next St. Kilda adventure.
Eat in St. Kilda
Eating is part of any great suburb’s attractions, and St. Kilda doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to trendy, high-quality food options. Whether you’re looking for a good brunch spot, a weekday cafe, innovative restaurant, or late-night snacks, St. Kilda will provide more than ample choices. Here are some of the local favourites:
Drink in St. Kilda
Heading out for a night in St. Kilda? It’s not hard to find a good spot for a bevvy in this vibrant suburb, but sometimes you need the right spot to suit the mood of the night. Check out some of our favourite places to grab a drink, each with unique decor and personality.
See our guide to our favourite bars in St. Kilda.
St. Kilda Venues and Hot Spots
If you’re looking for something to do or somewhere to go in St. Kilda but you don’t quite have your finger on what activity you’re interested in, why not check out one of the suburb’s most-visited hot spots and see what the fuss is all about?
Read our guide on 10 hot spots to visit in St. Kilda.
Activities in St. Kilda
While you can spend weeks walking around St. Kilda’s animated streets, sampling food and drinks, perusing the shops, and watching all the interesting people pass by, there are actually quite a few exciting activities in St. Kilda that are worth checking out. From art galleries to farmers markets, seeing baby penguins and even skydiving, there is always something fun to do in St. Kilda.
Also make sure to check out our guides for the best picnic spots in St. Kilda (and Port Phillip), great walks to take in the area, and the best rainy day activities in St. Kilda.
Stay in St. Kilda
If you’ve been checking out the lush St. Kilda options in the lists above, chances are the sparkling suburb has started to win your heart. If a day trip just won’t cut it, check into one of St. Kilda’s rooms and make the most of each day. Our favourite places to rest our heads are:
Also, check out our backpackers guide to St. Kilda hostels, cheap food, affordable transportation, and nightlife! Then get out there and start experiencing the magic of St. Kilda.
Port Phillip has so many beautiful places and spaces. St Kilda is surrounded by other beautiful spots. To get the best of your visit beach side be sure to check out Albert Park, Elwood, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne.
Between Urzila Carlson and comedy pub crawls, you can get a large dose of laughter this year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Check out what shows are set to be festival highlights in the City of Port Phillip.
With live music, dancing and plenty of Guinness, it’s hard to go past the heaving Irish celebration that’s St Patrick’s Day. Find out how you can experience this huge global festival right here in St Kilda.
From wellness emporiums to successful retail stores and amazing pastry chefs, we have no shortage of amazing women making a difference in the City of Port Phillip. Celebrate International Women’s Day and see who’s making an impact.
With Wine and Cheese Fest fast approaching, we thought it was a good chance to get our palates ready. Check out our picks for the best spots for wine and cheese in the City of Port Phillip.
With services like cryotherapy and naturopathy, you can be on your way to practising mindfulness and wellness in the City of Port Phillip, now. Read more.
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