St Kilda Top 5 Attractions
(header image provided by Veg Out, photographer Heidi Wernicke)
Ever-evolving with the times yet washed with nostalgia, St Kilda is decidedly Melbourne’s beloved waterfront town rich with history, vibrance and singular flair. Its equal parts curious yet unassuming personality gives it its timeless allure. Though much has changed in St Kilda through the years from its bohemian roots to its new hipster storefronts and clientele, much of the mainstay appeal is what deigns to remain the same - the relaxed beach vibes infused in the sea air, European-style bakeries and its pastries that transport you to another era and the boho-hippie kinship that pervades up and down the animated strip of Acland Street. St Kilda is a suburb that invites tourists and residents alike to come as they are, because there is truly something for everyone.
We asked our hockingstuart St Kilda local experts to share their favourite spots:
(Provided by Veg Out, photographer John Van Der Laan)
- Veg Out Community Vegetable Garden: Lovingly run by local volunteers, the Community Garden is, by description, a former lawn bowls green that is now an organic and chemical-free fruit, veggie, herb and flower garden made up of close to 140 individual plots, a wishing well, an artist studio, compost heap and sculptures among other happy features throughout the space. But to its community members, this Garden is so much more - it is a green oasis where the horticulturally-minded (or curious) can gather, learn and be playful while forging friendships within their shared love of nature.
- St Kilda Botanical Gardens: Perfect for picnic and play, the Botanical Gardens is a local favourite on any day of the week. Palm-lined paths give way to an expansive fields of green and colourful flora and fauna that invite you to meander through at your leisure. While the rest of St Kilda buzzes with energy, the Gardens provide peaceful respite for both tourists and locals alike within its blooming grounds.
- Esplanade Market: By manner of ritual the local Sunday Market in Upper Esplanade is a must. An artist and maker hub with close to 250 stalls hosted by some of Australia’s finest craftsman and inventors, the Market is a cultural event in and of itself. Plan to dip in for a quick browse but end up spending the whole afternoon marveling at beautiful gift ideas and clever crafts!
- Theatre Works: A stage and spotlight for some of Australia’s radical and brightest acts, Theatre Works will always keep you guessing. You can always count on being both started and delighted by the talent and storytelling of their shows - from hip hop festivals to avante garde musical performances to visceral thought pieces. Theatre Works is an ambitious consortium of artists whose dedication is prevalent in every performance.
(Provided by Palais Theatre)
- Palais Theatre: A 1920s regal art deco picture house transformed into Australia’s most iconic live performance and event venues, the Palais Theatre is a majestic space rich with history and folklore. You can count on a rocking good time no matter the act due to the unparalleled acoustics and gorgeous design features throughout. Be sure to peek at the events calendar often, as shows sell out quickly!
Director of hockingstuart St Kilda and local resident Sam Inan simply can’t imagine living anywhere else - “St Kilda is the quintessential inner-city beachside suburb. Attracting artists, poets and musicians with its bohemian charm over the years, it’s still a playful Bayside village with a constant stream of tourists. With its wonderful beachside esplanade, parks and attractions, this unpretentious suburb has something for everyone.”
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