St Kilda:

Population: 16,122 (2006)
Established: 1839
Postcode: 3182
Area: 3.2 km (1.2 sq mi)
Location: 6 km (4 mi) from Melbourne CBD
Local Government Area: City of Port Phillip
State District: Albert Park, Prahran, Caulfield
Federal Division: Melbourne Ports
In and around St Kilda:
Middle Park Albert Park and Lake Windsor
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St Kilda is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Port Phillip. As of 2006 Census the population has 16,122 people.

St Kilda was named after a schooner Lady of St Kilda by Charles La Trobe and the ship's master and early settler Lieutenant James Ross Lawrence.

During the Edwardian and Victorian eras, St Kilda became a favoured suburb of Melbourne's elite, and many palatial mansions were constructed along its hills and waterfront. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, St Kilda served a similar function for Melburnians as did Coney Island to the residents of New York City and its history draws an interesting parallel. Densely populated postwar St Kilda became Melbourne's red-light district, home to low-cost rooming houses. Since the late 1960s, St Kilda became known for its culture of bohemianism as home to many prominent artists, musicians and subcultures, including punks, LGBT and techno scene. While some of these groups still maintain a presence in St Kilda, in recent years the district has experienced rapid gentrification pushing many lower socio-economic groups out to other areas.

St Kilda is home to many of Melbourne's famous visitor attractions including Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Acland Street and Fitzroy Street. It is home to St Kilda Beach, Melbourne's most famous beach, several renowned theatres and several of Melbourne's big events and festivals.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Group Lesson at St Kilda more_vert
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Join a stand-up paddle board group lesson and experience the fastest growing water sport in the world! This is a 90 minute lesson, comprised of 30 minutes of instruction, and 60 minutes free paddling.

With all action sports, it is important that you learn the correct technique from day one and stand-up paddle boarding is no different.
Your instructor will have you paddling effectively in a short space of time, and ensure you end your lesson with adequate knowledge to paddle on your own. Lessons are conducted in a safe and nurturing environment and in a format that all family members can enjoy.
What's covered:
• Safety on the water
• Familiarity with SUP equipment
• Safe carrying of your equipment
• Basic paddle strokes and turns
• Correct posture and position whilst paddling
• Safe entry and exit from the water
• Using the paddle for stability
• Advanced strokes for turning and catching waves
• Basic core fitness workout

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Private Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson at St Kilda more_vert
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Fast track your learning with a private stand-up paddle board lesson, comprised of 60 minutes one-on one-instruction and 30 minutes practice.

Master advanced paddle strokes, learn how to carve up the bay or just feel safe with an instructor by your side while you learn to stand-up paddleboard.
With all action sports, it is important that you learn the correct technique from day one and stand-up paddle boarding is no different.
Your instructor will have you paddling effectively in a short space of time, and ensure you leave us with adequate knowledge to paddle
on your own. The private lessons are conducted in a safe and nurturing environment and in a format.
What's covered:
Safety on the water
Familiarity with SUP equipment
Safe carrying of your equipment
Basic paddle strokes and turns
Correct posture and position whilst paddling
Safe entry and exit from the water
Using the paddle for stability
Advanced strokes for turning and catching waves
The St Kilda paddling environment
Basic core fitness workout

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Melbourne Blues Brothers Evening Cruise more_vert
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Enjoy boat chases (instead of cars) involving the Historic Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat and music performances by loved performers with appearances of the Blues Brothers cover band. They will be covering the memorable performances of the musical featuring songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's including songs of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker .

After another release from prison, Jake reunites with his brother, Elwood and their band, with one "Mission from God": to take you on a 4-hour boat cruise around the stunning views of Port Philip Bay to reminisce about the legendary The Blues Brothers' movie, directed by John Landis in 1980.
Boat chases (instead of cars) involving the Historic Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat and music performances by the loved performers with appearances of the Blues Brothers cover band. They will be covering the memorable performances of the musical featuring songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's including songs of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.
Cruise inclusions:
• A 4-hour cruise (includes boarding and disembarking time) from Docklands to Port Melbourne, Williamstown and St.Kilda Beach
• Classic Blues Brothers performance on upper deck and DJ on main deck to dance the night away
• Hot food and drinks are available on board! Bar closes 30 minutes before end of cruiseTime: The Melbourne Showboat will board at 7pm and depart at 7:30pm sharp, returning at 11pm.

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Melbourne Treasure Hunt more_vert
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An all-inclusive tour that will take you to some of Melbourne's most iconic locations - except with a big difference. You will explore these locations with metal detecting equipment in order to look for treasure!
You will be driven to the first location where you will be taught how to use the various pieces of treasure hunting and fossicking equipment which will be made available for your use. After the lesson you will get to go on your first hunt in an easy to search location. The second location is more challenging, but before the hunt begins there you will learn how to clean silver coins, since it might just be the case that you may find some silver coin treasure there. The third and final location will be selected on the day and be dependent on the success of the hunt thus far.
You are guaranteed not to leave empty handed in this great treasure hunting adventure tour. This is the only activity of this kind in Melbourne!!

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Stop At: St. Kilda Beach, Jacka Boulevard West St Kilda, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

The activities begin at the iconic St Kilda Beach where participants will be educated on the use of the equipment. Following the introduction into the operation of the equipment the participants will be given the opportunity to undertake their first treasure hunt.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206 Australia

In this second location two activities will take place. The first is a demonstration on how to clean silver coins which may be found. At the conclusion of the demonstration we grab the tools again and continue treasure hunting...this time for old coins and relics.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

In this final location we focus on treasure hunting for spendable coins.

Duration: 45 minutes

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St Kilda Super Tour in Melbourne more_vert
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The bayside suburb of St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s best tourist attractions. This tour will show you why by immersing you in all that St Kilda has to offer - and that is a lot more than just the famous St Kilda Beach and Acland Street!
This is an all inclusive offer which includes a guided tour of many key locations as well as dinner in a very unique restaurant and a ride on the Scenic Railway at Luna Park.

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Stop At: St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 11 Herbert St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

We will wander around this little known, yet very beautiful botanical gardens. You will see the rose gardens as well as conservatory among the many different features of these gardens. The St Kilda Botanical Gardens attracts a wide variety of bird and animal life.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Acland Street Village, Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

The Acland Street Village is the cosmopolitan centre of St Kilda. A guided tour of this strip will make it clear why this precinct is famous for its mouth-watering cake shops and exceptional outdoor dining. The serious shopper will enjoy the wide range of clothing stores, quirky gift shops, retro treasures, funky homewares, art and collectables.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Luna Park Melbourne, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

Not only will you get to explore the famous Luna Park, but you will get to ride on the most famous of the Park’s attraction - The Great Scenic Railway. This is a large wooden coaster that projects its passengers, at high speed, around the outside of the entire Park. It boasts the title of being the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world and the only one of its kind with a standing brakeman in control aboard its moving carriages. This world famous roller coaster will not only provide you with heart-stopping dips and turns, but also the most stunning views of Port Phillip Bay St. Kilda has to offer.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Kilda Beach, Jacka Boulevard West St Kilda, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

We will walk along the St Kilda foreshore and as we do you will be informed about St Kilda's interesting history and why it is such a popular Melbourne destination.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St Kilda Pier, Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is great location to finish off the guided tour. Ideally it will be visited after sunset so that its possible to see the penguins and possibly the native water rats from the breakwater. The St Kilda Pier provides an unforgettable experience right in the heart of Melbourne.

Duration: 45 minutes

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