Just ten minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, St Kilda offers vibrant streets, colourful dessert shops and a simple laid back life – the ultimate base for travellers. Now, whether you are a traveller visiting for just a few days, a few weeks or a few months, here are some of our suggestions of the top 10 things to do in St Kilda and plus, it won’t blow a hole in your pocket.

St. Kilda Esplanade Sunday Market

If you are into arts and crafts then St. Kilda Esplanade Sunday Market (open from 10am-4pm) is a place you should visit. From paintings to henna and pop-up coffee stalls, they have got something for everyone.

Lentil As Anything

Food is always a company and having a unique way of dining is always a bonus. So here’s a new concept; “pay what you feel” – this vegetarian restaurant aims to provide tasty and nutritious meals where money is not a concern. So if you are on a budget, you would definitely want to give this place a go!

Acland Street

Fellow instagrammers, we know your love for cafes and pictures. So if you are looking some nice place to chill and take beautiful pictures (and gain all that ‘likes’ on your social media) with you friends, head down to Acland Street.  This area is popular among backpackers as well as locals due to its vibrancy and deliciously rich cakes!

Albert Park

Spend a Saturday afternoon strolling around this local beauty that is filled with numerous ovals, sporting facilities, a public golf course, a 5 km walking track around the lake, and the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. There is something here for everyone!

St. Kilda Beach

Want a hub full filled with activities? Check out St. Kilda Beach that accommodates walkers, joggers and rollerbladers on the foreshore and kitesurfers, windsurfers and all-weather swimmers gracing the waters.

Luna Park

A historic theme park has been the place for fun in St. Kilda for over a century! The entrance is free but you pay for the rides that you want to go on. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you would absolutely love this place, and check their website out for some “unlimited ride passes” to save a few bucks!

Bike Share on the Esplanade

Enjoy the streets of St. Kilda in an efficient way by simply hiring a bike. There’s no need to worry, as docking stations are everywhere, with various subscriptions- whether it’s daily use at $2.90 or weekly at $8- you really can’t go wrong! It’s way cheaper than taking a tram, and you’re exercising! Winner!

St. Kilda Festival

Don’t miss some great acts and music, check out the St. Kilda Festival showcasing some of Australia’s best acts in Music and Dance. With around 400,000 people in attendance and festivities including extreme sports, visual arts, comedy, dance classes, family activities and workshops.

St. Kilda Botanical Gardens

Located just between St. Kilda Road and St. Kilda, the botanical garden provides fun activities like swimming with wildlife, greenhouses and plenty of grass verges for picnics.

Little Penguins

Discover the colony swimming and waddling around their nests. Make the most of the amazing views (and photos) of Melbourne city before sunset.