Welcome to this place we call home
Welcome to wonderful St Kilda, a multi-cultural beachside suburb on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia. Here you will find a rich culture created by migrants, musicians, artists, writers and chefs, among many others.
There are heaps of things to do in this wonderful home of ours on the bay. St Kilda has beautiful blue skies in summer, crisp clear mornings in winter, golden leaves in autumn and colourful flowers in spring. It is a place of joy, happiness and laughter.
St Kilda has a wide range of landmarks and great places to visit. St Kilda is home to the marvellous Luna Park, a 100-year-old amusement park where you can take in the view of the bay from the Scenic Railway while eating fairy floss. Luna Park is on the corner of the Esplanade and Cavell Street; right next door is the Palais Theatre, which can seat almost 3000 people. On Barkly Street is the National Theatre, which hosts acting and dance classes and puts on all sorts of performances. On Blessington Street is the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, complete with a playground, a palm house, a rose garden, an eco-centre and other great things to look at and do. Later you might visit The Astor, which has been screening movies since the 1930s, or drop in to Acland Street to enjoy one of its legendary cakes. There are also plenty of less famous one-of-a-kind cafes on Carlisle Street such as Monkey, Batch and Gattica that are equally worth checking out – if you can get a seat!
The many cultures of St Kilda play a massive part in our community – among the nationalities and cuisines you’ll find here are Chinese, Russian, Greek, Italian and Jewish. And let’s not forget St Kilda Primary, the school the creators of this guide go to. It has about 500 students and is great.
In short, everything is in St Kilda, and everything is just around the corner. It’s a great place to live – and, we think you’ll find, a great place to visit too!