What to do, where to go
The bayside suburb of St Kilda is one of Melbourne's main tourist destinations and a popular haunt with the locals. It is situated on one of the most picturesque points of Port Phillip Bay, a short distance from the city and has safe sandy beaches.
On weekends, Melburnians flock here to walk, cycle and skate along the palm-lined foreshore or to sit in an outdoor café with a coffee – or something a little stronger – and take in the panoramic views of the Bay.
Away from the foreshore, you’ll find much of St Kilda’s activity concentrated in Fitzroy and Acland Streets. Fitzroy Street is renowned for its cool cafes, restaurants and bars, with tables spilling onto the footpath. Nearby Acland Street is a bustling, vibrant street with an eclectic mix of restaurants, wine bars and continental cake shops. During the day the streets are lined with people drinking lattes; at night they’re buzzing with activity. Novotel Melbourne St Kilda is situated right in the middle of both Fitzroy and Acland Streets, with both precincts only a 5 minute walk away.
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Just a 3 minute walk from the hotel is the exquisite Palais Theatre, one of the finest examples of art deco design in Australia. The Palais now plays host to a variety of concerts and performances.
AIR SUPPLY - Saturday 7th December
ROCKWIZ SALUTES VANDA & YOUNG - Sunday 8th December
BILLY BRAGG - Thursday 13th March
HUNTERS & COLLECTORS - Friday 11th April
BOZ SCAGGS - MEMPHIS AND HIS HITS TOUR - Wednesday 16th April
DON QUIXOTE - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May
Spa Dreamtime Retreat Packages
Novotel Melbourne St Kilda has partnered with Spa Dreamtime at St Kilda Seabaths, customising 2 and 4 day retreat packages. The perfect chance to stop and unwind, giving your mind, body and soul a chance to recharge and regain balance. Packages entail daily treatments whilst enjoying overnight accommodation in a Superior Bayview Room at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda.
For further information on Spa Dreamtime Retreat Packages click here.
St Kilda Markets
Directly opposite Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, the St Kilda Esplanade Arts & Crafts Market is a must see on Sundays. All stall holders must hand make or be directly involved in the production of their own items for sale. Over 200 stallholders offer a wide and often unusual variety of original art and handcrafts.
11am - 4pm every Sunday
Luna Park is Melbourne's most adored family attraction, and boasts a rich history. Since its opening in 1912, Luna Park has evolved to cater for the changing entertainment and leisure landscape without compromising its wonderful heritage and identity.
For further information including opening times click here.
Luna Park is currently celebrating 100 years of fun.
For details on special celebrations click here.
Acland and Fitzroy Street
Fitzroy Street, all cool cafes, smart restaurants and inviting bars, and Acland Street Precinct – a hive of bustle and attitude, a food-lover’s paradise of restaurants, wine bars and world-famous patisseries.
The retail passions of alternative and retro fashion dressers are also well catered for here, and you can find an eclectic selection of independent music and bookstores.
St Kilda Beach, Baths & Pier
St Kilda Sea Baths - Whether it be to work out, to relax in the sun, take a sunset stroll or have a romantic dinner, the Sea Baths are a Melbourne institution.
St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Pavilion, Breakwater, little penguin colony and Williamstown Ferry.
St Kilda Beach - A beach with gentle bay waves popular with swimmers and sunbathers during the summer months.