Visit St Kilda Road, one of Australia’s most famous streets. Located in Melbourne, St Kilda Road is home to a range of great attractions and quintessential Melbourne experiences that make this area a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Explore this fantastic Melbourne landmark and stay in one of our St Kilda Road hotels.
St Kilda Road spans 6km and as such was the scene of frequent hold-ups by armed bandits and bushrangers during the 1850s. The road has since been transformed into an urban centre stretching from Flinders St in the Melbourne CBD to Carlisle Street in St Kilda. Along the way, you can watch cyclists and trams making their way along the wide street shaded by elm trees. Visitors are treated to an impressive range of cultural attractions, with many of Victoria’s flagship institutions located here. Start at the Southbank end of St Kilda Road and visit the National Gallery of Victoria. The Gallery currently holds over 70,000 works of art including Indigenous, Impressionist and contemporary Australian pieces, and is the oldest public art museum in Australia. The Shrine of Remembrance is a quick 10 minute walk away and was built as a memorial to Australians who have served in a war. The Shrine is also the final destination of the annual ANZAC Day parade, which begins on St Kilda Road. The Jewish Museum of Australia, an award winning museum showcasing the history and diverse culture of the Jewish people, sits at the St Kilda end of the road.
St Kilda Road offers plenty of fun for the family as well Spend a day at Luna Park, Australia’s oldest operational theme park. Walk through the iconic grinning gate and embark on thrilling rides and carnival games, all for great prices. Too hot for rides? Visit the famous St Kilda Beach and cool off in the surf or with water activities such as jetskiing and paddle boarding. St Kilda Pier is just five minutes away and offers an opportunity so rarely found near the city: the chance to see penguins swimming and waddling back to the nests on the breakwater! If you’re hungry for a bite after your day of adventure, you’re in the right place. Acland St and Fitzroy St, just off St Kilda Road, are popular dining precincts. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to keep an eye out for the many cake and candy shops! Keen for a bit of shopping? No matter what you’re after, St Kilda Road has markets to suit you. Foodies will love the St Kilda Twilight Market and the Veg Out Farmers’ Market for an abundance of stall food and fresh produce, whereas those looking for craft and fashion can visit the Southside Handmade and Vintage Markets or the Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market.
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