• Point Ormond - Elwood

    Point Ormond on the Elwood foreshore is a well-known Port Phillip landmark. Prior to colonisation the local indigenous population, the Bunurong, used Point Ormond as a site for social gatherings.

    In 1840, Point Ormond became the unlikely site of St Kilda’s first graveyard and Victoria’s first quarantine station.

    The hill was also once mined for coal.

  • Rippon Lea Estate

    Rippon Lea is a large nineteenth century mansion surrounded by 7 hectares of Victorian pleasure gardens. It is listed on the National Heritage Register because it is one of the finest examples of an original suburban estate in Australia.

  • St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    Registered with Heritage Victoria, the gardens contain 810 mature tree specimens eight of which are on the significant tree register. In the 1950s the Alister Clarke Rose Garden was established and a Sub-Tropical Rain-forest conservatory added in the early 1990's. Seasonal displays and local indigenous plants provide a valuable collection to study or sit alongside enjoying a picnic.

    Built features in the gardens include a giant chess board, ornamental pond with Rain Man fountain, children's play space, gazebo, glasshouses and the Eco-centre which facilitates lessons on sustainable living practice. Rain Man is a key element to the ornamental pond and was installed in 2005, designed by Corey Thomas and Ken Arnold he runs on solar power and recycled water from the pond.

  • Brighton beach

    Brighton's iconic bathing boxes, 82 to be exact, line the foreshore along Brighton beach. Not only is this beach pretty to look at but it's excellent for swimming and when the wind picks up, it's a pretty decent area for surfing.

    Brighton is well serviced with a diverse selection of separate shopping precincts. The major centre of Brighton is situated along Church Street and offers supermarkets, a cinema at the Dendy Plaza Shopping Centre and a selection of high-end fashion and beauty establishments. Bay Street in North Brighton is a historic shopping strip where cafes and restaurants blend in with fashion and gift shops. Near the Gardenvale station is Martin Street where there's a mix of gourmet food outlets and contemporary retailers. And finally, the coastal thoroughfare of The Esplanade is dotted with a selection of hotels and a small commercial hub opposite the Middle Brighton Baths.

  • St Kilda Sea Baths

    THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF NATURAL SEAWATER HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

    At the St Kilda Sea Baths you can experience the pleasure of bathing in water that has been derived directly from the sea and heated to a soothing temperature.

    The facilities at the St Kilda Sea Baths include a heated 25 metre seawater pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, unisex aromatherapy steam room and a lounge area offering magnificent views of the bay.

    The seawater pool will help stimulate your senses and relax your mind. The buoyancy and healing properties of the natural seawater will go to work to help relieve muscle soreness, injuries and skin aliments, as well as restoring your energy and wellbeing.

  • Restaurants & the famous Luna Park.

    Visit a different restaurant every night for months.

    An Internet search for 'restaurants' in the St Kilda area will list more than eighty top class places to eat, and that doesn't include the hundreds of cafes, more than fifty pubs and bars and the various coffee bars and cake shops tucked away in nearby Acland Street, Inkerman Street and Fitzroy Street. Luna Park first opened in 1912. The original attractions included the famous Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, the River Caves, the American Bowl Slide, the Ferris Wheel and the Palais de Foibles (also known as the Giggle Palace). Other well-known attractions such as the Big Dipper, the Dodgem Cars and the Ghost train were added later. The park is open Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

  • The Astor Theatre.

    If you're staying in St Kilda then you must spend a night at the Astor Cinema. Rebuilt in 1935, the Astor is an original, classic, Art Deco, single-screen cinema (with stalls and a dress circle) that shows 70mm presentations of a different double feature nearly every night of the week and matinees on Sunday. But there's nothing 'old-fashioned' about the facilities. It's fully air-conditioned, the sound system is state-of-the-art and the screen is huge.

  • St Kilda Pier

    In 2003 the St Kilda Pier Kiosk was destroyed by an arsonist. It's now been completely restored using the original plans. Visit the cafe for coffee or a light snack or book into the Little Blue restaurant for lunch or dinner. The restaurant must have some of the best views in Melbourne, particularly at sunset. You can also take the ferry across the bay to Williamstown. It leaves hourly on the weekends.

  • The National Gallery's collection of international artworks.

    The National Gallery's collection is split between the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square, home of Australian art and NGV International at 180 St Kilda Road, the new redeveloped building dedicated to the gallery's international artworks.

  • Federation Square. Melbourne's meeting place.

    The Ian Potter Centre, the Centre for the Moving Image, the Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, the National Design Centre, the Melbourne Visitor Centre plus fifteen restaurants, cafes and bars all in one location and all it takes to get there is a ride down St Kilda Road in a Melbourne Tram. From here you can walk and shop the streets of Melbourne. There are different events every day.

  • The Esplanade Market. Every Sunday.

    Every Sunday the handicraft market is held on the Upper Esplanade. This is an extension of the famous Acland Street. Established as an outlet for local artists, there are now around 200 of Victoria's best artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their work direct to the public. There are lots of markets in Melbourne but for variety and location, the Esplanade can't be beaten.

  • Chadstone Shopping Centre 

    Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Australia and is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The centre contains about 530 stores and more than 9300 free car parking spaces. It has as many as 68,000 visitors on its busiest trading days and attracts about 400,000 tourists a year from interstate and 200,000 from overseas and it has more than 20 million visitors annually.

  • Koornang Road shopping strip 

    When the 2011 Census was conducted, more than 47 per cent of residents in Carnegie were born overseas, with 55 per cent of locals having both parents born in another country. Ancestry in the area includes India, China, England and Ukraine. 

    This means there is a range of different cultures and cuisines, which is great news if you’re a foodie. If you’re thinking of eating out, there’s Malaysian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indian, just to name a few. 

    Chinese and Korean grocery shops can also be found on Koornang Road.

  • Carnegie Library

    Carnegie Library is a modern, light filled library close to Carnegie train station and close to the busy Koornang Road shopping strip with its mix of services and cafes. The library has a range of spaces for relaxed reading, creative play, and for study. The library has a wide selection of the latest bestsellers, non-fiction books, new release DVDs and an extensive selection of books for children.

  • Parks and community amenities 

    There’s a park on almost every corner, or at least within walking distance.

    First, there’s Packer Park on Leila Road which has a playground for children and paths that meander through the parkland. There is a velodrome for cyclists, and lawn bowls and bocce if you’re looking for something to do. It is also, of course, fine just to sit on a bench with a good book. 

    Nearby Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena is a popular destination for joggers and walkers throughout the day. The reserve, bounded by North Road, Murrumbeena Road and Crosbie Road, has recreation and sporting facilities.

    Booran Reserve is an award winning park and provides a space for everyone. Whether you want to relax on the grass, play, splash around in the unique water play feature or have a social gathering, Booran Reserve caters for a wide range of needs and interests.