St Kilda is renowned for its incredible historic buildings and its long history as an artistic centre of Melbourne. All year round, St Kilda boasts an impressive array of arts and cultural events, so be sure to check out what’s happening at some of our major attractions.
St Kilda’s proximity to the city also makes it an easy place to get away to.
Take a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk, seek out our areas of natural flora and fauna, enjoy our elegant parks and gardens, guide yourself on one of our walking trails, or simply lie back on the beach and take in the sea air.
After more than 100 years, St Kilda is still Melbourne’s best playground by the sea. Whether you want to be next to, in, on or under the water, St Kilda is awash with fun things to do.
Rollerblade or cycle along the foreshore, go kite boarding or stand up paddle boarding, fly a kite, charter a fishing boat, sky dive onto the beach, snorkel or scuba dive, rustle up a game of beach volleyball or cricket, enjoy an ocean swim or lie on the beach and read a book.
Fast or slow, thrilling or relaxing, the action all happens in St Kilda.
St Kilda is famous for its vibrant markets and on market days locals and visitors alike make a beeline to them to spend a few hours browsing among the arts and crafts, vintage clothing, fashion, jewellery and all manner of unusual gifts, or to stock up on fabulous fresh local produce.
It’s a great way to meet local artists and artisans and a highly entertaining way to shop for something special in St Kilda.
St Kilda is a seaside playground 24 hours a day, especially when it comes to entertainment and live music. As the sun goes down, the volume is turned up in some of Melbourne’s most famous live music venues and in bars, pubs and clubs across St Kilda.
Home to RocKwiz, Australia's highly popular original live music television show which has been screening on SBS TV since 2005, St Kilda is a mecca for local, interstate and international musicians and DJs all year round.
St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s “most well-endowed fine-dining suburbs”, according to our gastronomic bible, The Age Good Food Guide 2012.
Melbourne’s playground by the sea boasts three Two Hat restaurants – Café Di Stasio, Circa the Prince and Stokehouse – and four One Hat restaurants – Ciccolina, Donovans, Sapore and Golden Fields (2012’s Best New Restaurant). That’s enough hats to make it summer all year round.
These lead a long list of great dining experiences and fabulous bars to be found on Fitzroy and Acland Streets and along the St Kilda Foreshore.
With our great places to eat and drink and our wonderful sea air, everything tastes so much better in St Kilda – so come out and join us!
St Kilda is well known for its relaxed lifestyle, and there are many day spas and beauty service providers to assist you in fully enjoying your visit. From elegant day spas, beauticians, massage therapy, yoga, waxing and hairdressing,St Kilda is the place to feel stress free, happy and relaxed.
St Kilda is a feast of food and indulgence for all. Indulge at any of the delectable cake shops where delicious treats can be enjoyed with a coffee. Purchase fresh produce from the many delicatessens, butchers, fishmongers, fruiterers and supermarkets. Enjoy the flavours of gelati and icecream as you stroll along the street.