Explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park, Albert Park, St Kilda and Elwood. Enjoy our great beaches and beautiful parks and gardens. Visit our iconic attractions, participate in our festivals, shop in our thriving precincts or just relax and soak up our café culture or take in a meal at one of the many dining options. From dusk til dawn there is so much to discover in Port Phillip!
Suburbs include:Albert Park Balaclava Elwood Garden City Melbourne Middle Park Port Melbourne Ripponlea South Melbourne Southbank St Kilda St Kilda East St Kilda West
“Best cafe - great coffee, the best small cakes in Melbourne and fantastic service - what's not to like. They show lovely, mouth-watering pictures of their weekly specials via Twitter. We are addicted to them,” JillMore Info View Map
“Best cafe - great coffee, the best small cakes in Melbourne and fantastic service - what's not t
“We always receive friendly, personal, professional service from all staff members at Lord Cardigan. We are made to feel welcome and special every time we visit. The food is exceptionally good quality and delicious. Lord Cardigan is a true gem of Albert Park,” GerriMore Info View Map
“We always receive friendly, personal, professional service from all staff members at Lord Cardig
“The Lewis family always makes you feel like you are at home when visiting their pub. They are genuinely interested in how their guests are doing. I love the homely ambiance; the food is excellent and great value for money,” SusanMore Info View Map
“The Lewis family always makes you feel like you are at home when visiting their pub.
“People travel from all across Melbourne to experience their exemplary family service and passion for their legendary food. The staff are community focused, and driven by loyalty to their customers. They are simply the best in Melbourne at what they do and I am proud to have Andrews Burgers in Albert Park village,” PaigeMore Info View Map
“People travel from all across Melbourne to experience their exemplary family service and passion
“Bright, welcoming and stylish interior, friendly and professional service, delicious products, free wifi. My home away from home,” YuriMore Info View Map
“Bright, welcoming and stylish interior, friendly and professional service, delicious products, f
Darriwill Farm Albert Park
“Emma from Darriwill Farm always goes above and beyond. She is extremely knowledgeable about not only the items she stocks, but food and wine in general, always happy to answer questions her customers have. The store is always clean, fresh and colourful and the stock is cleverly and logically organised,” DavidMore Info View Map
“Emma from Darriwill Farm always goes above and beyond.
“Unassuming and almost hidden, this vintage, relic filled little cafe is a local favourite. The food is consistently good with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Creative yet simple food that offers something different to the mainstream fare. Lovely staff, personal service, priceless!!,” Sandy.More Info View Map
“Unassuming and almost hidden, this vintage, relic filled little cafe is a local favourite.
“Just such a great store.... my first stop whenever I need anything fashion related. Why you ask? Friendly, fun staff, no pressure to buy, they have a genuine interest in helping you find what suits you. A great place to shop for gifts for anyone, (complimentary gift wrapping ..of course) they always give great advice and suggestions,” ChristineMore Info View Map
“Just such a great store.... my first stop whenever I need anything fashion related.
The St Kilda Dispensary
“This is a little gem of a cafe. It is understated with fresh and interesting food. The service is attentive without being intrusive. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and service that is provided. While it is small it is not claustrophobic. I love the share table and the theme of the cafe and the fact that the owner has remembered the origins of the site,” TanyaMore Info View Map
“This is a little gem of a cafe. It is understated with fresh and interesting food.
“I enjoy going to Ziggys because they are passionate about their food and produce. This business manages to offer friendly service and amazing food for an affordable price. It’s always a pleasure going there and the food never disappoints,” PetraMore Info View Map
“I enjoy going to Ziggys because they are passionate about their food and produce.
“The Palais Theatre is the best venue in Melbourne to see and hear arts performance, both acoustically and aesthetically,” RobertMore Info View Map
“The Palais Theatre is the best venue in Melbourne to see and hear arts performance, both acousti
Combi Coffee Espresso
“The staff at Combi Coffee are unfailingly cheerful and always pleased to see their customers. They know many of their customers (and their children, and/or their dogs) by name and greet them like old friends. The store has a strong social conscience - uses only Fair Trade & organic beans, and the tips are donated to a non profit organisation. All in all, it is a delight going there for my daily brew,” DebraMore Info View Map
“The staff at Combi Coffee are unfailingly cheerful and always pleased to see their customers.
Harry & Frankie
“They're a new business on Bay Street, and already proving very popular with both locals (like me) and tourists from other suburbs. The service is excellent, the product on the shelves is very well curated, and the food is perfectly matched. The owners' attitude is inclusive of the neighbourhood and businesses along Bay Street - they want to foster a community of quality food and drink establishments along Bay Street,” Jurgen.More Info View Map
“They're a new business on Bay Street, and already proving very popular with both locals (like me
“The Grumpy Swimmer is a wonderful, locally-owned bookshop, with a great selection serving diverse tastes. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They are community-minded and very engaged in the Ormond Road and Elwood community,” DanMore Info View Map
“The Grumpy Swimmer is a wonderful, locally-owned bookshop, with a great selection serving divers
“Consistently the best grilled fish ever and great service. Even when they are run off their feet they remember you and smile,” ShirleyMore Info View Map
“Consistently the best grilled fish ever and great service.
“Every day we visit Noisette with our two year old daughter to buy our coffees and a baby ‘cino’. The staff have watched her grow up and make a special effort to say hi. They truly go above and beyond with customer service and we couldn't not have them there. Who would ever say that about their local coffee shop?” KateMore Info View Map
“Every day we visit Noisette with our two year old daughter to buy our coffees and a baby ‘cino’.
The Staple Store
“This shop has a fantastic range of products and owner Catie is always welcoming, generous, supportive of local causes and events and knows her customers by name,” ShirleyMore Info View Map
“This shop has a fantastic range of products and owner Catie is always welcoming, generous, suppo
MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden15 June - 30 July 2017
Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have with warmth and wonder of MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden.
Presented by The Gardeners of Unearthly Delights, MAP 57 will be THE winter destination for Melbourne’s inner South this year.More Info View Map
Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls
Live N Local19 August - 26 August 2017
Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live music performances and artist development opportunities throughout the City of Port Phillip this August. Live N Local’s free Artist Development Program for both emerging and established musicians allows attendees to meet experts and gain further skills and knowledge.More Info View Map
Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live
The Greatest Show on WheelsSunday, 3 September 2017
Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Village Precinct is transformed into traffic-free showcase of classic cars and bikes with over 300 vehicles on show. Enjoy this FREE family friendly day, packed with entertainment, children’s activities, live music, great food and much more. On show in Acland Street and surrounds will be pristine classic cars, hot rods, street machines and 20+ Movie cars (Mad Max & Batman).More Info View Map
Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Vill
St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park there is so much to see. The city hides the lush St Kilda Botanical Garden, which were established in 1859 and now feature over 800 mature trees, rose gardens, extensive flower beds, an ornamental pond, gazebo, glasshouses, a nursery, a sub-tropical rainforest conservatory and plenty more to see, do or simply enjoy being amidst nature. Make sure you check out Eco Centre and the many sculptures dotted through the gardens.More Info View Map
Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park the
Overlook café and bar at Astor theatre
The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails. Sitting alongside the dashing drinks menu is a selection of food courtesy of some of Melbourne finest food purveyors, including crafted menu offerings from D.O.C, Milk The Cow, Harrow and Eaton, Doughboys and Baking Bad.More Info View Map
The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails
This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintage, Hollywood Boulevard feel, especially on warm summer nights. The Palais Theatre has come a long way since its humble beginnings – built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace - today hosting a range of local and international acts. Featuring sell out shows from today’s biggest musicians, comedians and a range of special performances, the Palais Theatre has truly cemented itself as Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue. See what’s on and make sure you catch a show at this superb venue.More Info View Map
This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintag
Hit the beach
Sport goes hand in hand with summer and sun, so what better way to enjoy the summertime than to head seaside for some friendly beach sports. Challenge your friends to a game of beach tennis at Port Melbourne in the warmer months, or enjoy a sunset game of beach volleyball in St Kilda. If you’re really competitive, take part in the SLAM Festival held on St Kilda beach each January, or simply lay out a towel, relax and watch all the excitement from the sand.More Info View Map
Sport goes hand in hand with summer and sun, so what better way to enjoy the summertime than to h
St Kilda Esplanade Market
Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant makers' market features over 130 unique stalls filled with beautifully hand crafted artwork, jewellery, bags, homewares, body products, artisan foods and much more. Since 1970 come rain, hail or shine, every Sunday the Esplanade Market has been the destination for locals and visitors looking to discover something a little special.More Info View Map
Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant
Move your body to the beat
St Kilda boasts one of the best live music scenes in Melbourne , and with its unique location, is the place to be to enjoy talented musicians. The Esplanade Hotel, or the Espy as it is affectionately known, hosts local and international music legends across its three stages - it is little wonder why crowds flock to this local hotspot every night of the week. The Prince Bandroom is a major player in the music scene as well - hit the dance floor and become part of the electric atmosphere. Catch acoustic gigs at Republica or The Branch, or a jazz mash up at Clay Pots. To follow the beat and sing along in St Kilda check out the local gig guide..More Info
St Kilda boasts one of the best live music scenes in Melbourne , and with its unique location, is
Get on your bike
Enjoy a seat with a view. Get on your bike or hire a vibrant blue bicycle from Melbourne Bike Share stands across Melbourne and cycle The Bay Trail. It is arguably the best way to take in the sights and scenery from Port Melbourne, via St Kilda down to Elwood. Stop along the way to admire the vista, grab a coffee or something more substantial to keep up the energy. On your return cut inland and trundle up the Elwood Canal and back through the tree-line streets of Elwood, Middle and Albert Park.More Info
Enjoy a seat with a view.
South Melbourne Market
Opened in 1867 the South Melbourne Market is Melbourne's longest continually running market. With almost 150 stalls it offers some of the best produce in town, from fish and meats to homemade pasta and bread. Here you will find everything you need to put together a delicious feast for friends and family. You will also find SO:ME Space a dedicated fashion destination with pop up and permanent fashion from emerging and established designers. Make sure you check out the packed calendar of events that run throughout the year including Spring Market Week, Craft Cubed and the Port Phillip Mussel Festival.More Info View Map
Opened in 1867 the South Melbourne Market is Melbourne's longest continually running market.
Luna Park is the ultimate destination for fun in Melbourne. The spectacular carnival atmosphere and the park’s 20 exciting rides and attractions have entertained visitors for over 100 years. Mr Moon, the entrance to the park is St Kilda’s most famous face. Luna Park caters for all levels of thrill seekers - dare to ride the Pharaoh’s Curse, take the kids on the Silly Serpent, or simply take in the stunning beachside scenery on the famous Great Scenic Railway. No matter your age you’ll have a fun filled adventure at this historic fun park.More Info View Map
Luna Park is the ultimate destination for fun in Melbourne.
St Kilda Sea Baths
The St Kilda Sea Baths offer some fantastic activities to keep you fit and healthy, sweat it out at the health club or swim a length in the 25 metre heated seawater pool, whatever the weather. Take some time out for yourself, book a relaxing massage at Spa Dreamtime - the internationally award winning day spa, while taking in one of Melbourne’s best views over St Kilda beach. The St Kilda Sea Baths is also home to several excellent dining venues. Why not make a day of it!More Info View Map
The St Kilda Sea Baths offer some fantastic activities to keep you fit and healthy, sweat it out
Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - after several face lifts and notable renovations the building is now host to live music and theatre as well as home to Ballet and Drama schools. The National Theatre presents an annual calendar filled with dance, theatre and music productions. This historic and important Melbourne landmark is one of the best places to experience the live arts and culture scene.More Info View Map
Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - aft
Head down to St Kilda beach if you’re in the mood for some adventure. A multitude of organised water sports for all levels of experience are on offer. Try your hand at some stand-up paddle boarding or if you’re looking to challenge yourself, give windsurfing a shot. Better yet, have a kite boarding lesson from any of the friendly instructors at St Kilda West beach who can guide you through all the excitement and adrenaline of this latest water sport craze. Perhaps you would like to learn to sail? Royal Melbourne and other sailing clubs offer social sailing to pique your interest.More Info
Head down to St Kilda beach if you’re in the mood for some adventure.
Melbourne is known for its rich coffee and laneway culture and this is not limited to the city centre. South Melbourne also has its own laneway scene, complete with vibrant street art, with venues like St Ali, Chez Dre and Gas offering delicious brews, top notch breakfast and tasty lunch menus. Out of the laneways the coffee continues with great sidewalk ventures popping up in Albert Park and Middle Park. Try slow drip coffee at Balderdash on Bay Street, or pick up a unique roast blend at Padre Coffee at the South Melbourne Market, voted best coffee shop across all Melbourne markets during Market Week 2013.More Info
Melbourne is known for its rich coffee and laneway culture and this is not limited to the city ce
Melbourne is home to more than 100 galleries, from the small and independent to the large and internationally renowned, there is so much to discover and Port Phillip is home to some of the city’s best eclectic, creative spaces. Head to the Linden Gallery and view new and innovative contemporary art. The Gallery in the St Kilda Town Hall offers a range of paintings, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textiles, media and installation works, while Brightspace is home to established and emerging contemporary artists. No matter where you head you are bound to discover something captivating. The list goes on with great venues like MARS, Jackman, Smart Artz and Gasworks offering exciting exhibitions and creative workshops.More Info
Melbourne is home to more than 100 galleries, from the small and independent to the large and int
Skydive the Beach and Beyond
Soak up beach views from a whole new perspective. Attached securely to your experienced tandem instructor, leap from the plane at maximum altitudes for up to 60 seconds and reaching speeds beyond 200km per hour. Take the life changing, adrenaline pumping leap all while taking in stunning Melbourne views. The thrill of the fall paired with a picturesque and uniquely Melbourne drop zone will make your sky dive a truly unforgettable experience.More Info
Soak up beach views from a whole new perspective.
Elwood's beaches are perfectly paired with the series of parks and walking and bicycle tracks, ideal for getting out and enjoying the fresh air. Here you will also find the Point Ormond Reserve, neatly perched on a raised headland overlooking the water. The highest point is known as Point Ormond Hill and offers the perfect place to watch the sky melt into stunning hues of red and gold at sunset. Admire exceptional views of the city skyline and bay or during the day delight in the parachutists ‘Skydiving the Beach’ landing into the drop zone.
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Elwood's beaches are perfectly paired with the series of parks and walking and bicycle tracks, id
Discover the area’s rich history with a visit to some of the most important and culturally significant monuments and buildings in Port Phillip. Located in the iconic former Post Office building, the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre is more than simply a library with an extensive history and cultural heritage program. The Princes Pier, which was opened in 1915 to accommodate the largest of steamers and mail ships, with many of the vessels leaving and arriving from the pier playing their own little part of history, which you can discover with the Immigration Trail - which will take you through many of the region’s key historical sites and explain their significance. The area is also home to three significant town halls - St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne, all of which are both architecturally stunning and historically important.More Info
Discover the area’s rich history with a visit to some of the most important and culturally signif
Marina Reserve Skateable Space
Marina Reserve is a top rated skate park amongst boarding enthusiasts all over Melbourne. This colourful park located right on the bay is ideal for skaters of all skill levels. Take the kids for a day out in St Kilda over the school holidays or jump on the board yourself. For those who are happy to take in the sights, a picnic area is available at the park and there are both bay and city views to enjoy.More Info
Marina Reserve is a top rated skate park amongst boarding enthusiasts all over Melbourne.
With so many foreshore trails and tracks to explore and enjoy Port Phillip is the ideal place to get out and make the most of the great outdoors. Whether you are keen to explore on your own or need a little guidance the area is well suited. Pick up a copy of the Foreshore Trail or Immigrants Trail maps and start you adventure taking in the best of the sea views or learning a little more about the city’s history. The Melbourne Solar System Walk and Guided Walk Program are great for those who like a little expert guidance, alternatively book in for one of the guided walks on offer.More Info
With so many foreshore trails and tracks to explore and enjoy Port Phillip is the ideal place to
Jewish Museum of Australia
Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum. Established in 1982 the museum allows you the opportunity to uncover, engage and reflect on the stories that represent the breadth of Jewish culture and Australian Jewish life. With a collection of significant and accessible objects and tales, visiting the museum offers a rare chance to gain greater awareness and insight into the Jewish way of life.More Info View Map
Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum.
Top Hats and Fine Dining
There are a huge variety of fine dining options on offer in this vibrant municipality. Choose from top venues like Attica in Ripponlea, awarded the 2012 Restaurant of the Year and winner of two ‘Good Food’ hats. Other top-notch one-hat wonders include Café di Stasio, Circa, The Prince and Donovan’s in St Kilda; Tempura Hajime in South Melbourne; Dandelion in Elwood; and The Point in Albert Park. You can’t miss The Graham Hotel and Waterfront in Port Melbourne both offering delicious fare you won’t forget in a hurry. Victoria Avenue in Albert Park is a destination for dining with venues like Riccardo’s, Kamel and Mizuzu’s. No matter what you pick you are sure to be impressed by the wide variety on offer.More Info
There are a huge variety of fine dining options on offer in this vibrant municipality.
Comprising six hectares of beautiful landscaped gardens and ideally situated right on the St Kilda foreshore, Catani Gardens is a must visit when exploring Port Phillip. Established in the 1920s with their grand avenues, the historic bandstand and rows of palms, they are now recognised to be of historical, architectural and horticultural importance. The gardens host numerous events throughout the year including the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship each year.
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Comprising six hectares of beautiful landscaped gardens and ideally situated right on the St Kild
Australian Tapestry Workshop
The Australian Tapestry Workshop is an international leader in contemporary tapestry. Established in 1976, it is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of only a handful in the world for the production of hand-woven tapestries. Using the same techniques employed in Europe since the 15th century, the skilled weavers work with artists from Australia and overseas to produce tapestries that are known for their vibrancy, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation. Take a tour, participate in a workshop or class or listen to a fascinating artist as they talk on this creative ancient art. Support this not for profit organisation and ‘Give an Inch.’More Info View Map
The Australian Tapestry Workshop is an international leader in contemporary tapestry.
Sweet tooths rejoice - from puffed pastries and indulgent iced masterpieces to frozen treats, there is a plethora of decadent delights to choose from. Acland Street is the destination for all things baked, with rows upon rows of indulgent cakes lining the store fronts. The area is home to the many European immigrants who brought with them the tradition of mouth-watering cakes and pastries from their homelands. If cake isn’t your sweet of choice then the many gelatarias found in the area are sure to hit the spot, offering the perfect summer treat - why not try a new flavour.More Info
Sweet tooths rejoice - from puffed pastries and indulgent iced masterpieces to frozen treats, the
Get involved - Albert Park Sport Precinct
Albert Park is one of Melbourne’s most famed sporting destinations as the host to the Grand Prix each year. But the sporting action never stops with the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park Golf Course and a variety of sailing, rowing and yacht clubs all conveniently located within the 220 hectares of lush parkland. Walk or run the lakeside track, admire the bird life, try a watersport or just relax and enjoy a lakeside picnic with the family.More Info View Map
Albert Park is one of Melbourne’s most famed sporting destinations as the host to the Grand Prix
Simply Super Shopping
Whatever you are shopping for you can find it locally. Clarendon, Coventry, Bridport, Bay and Acland Street offer up stylish fashion, homewares and abound in specialty stores. You could spend hours perusing South Melbourne Markets designer stalls in the So:ME space. For a special piece, explore the smaller shopping villages of Elwood, Ripponlea and Middle Park where you will uncover a quaint and idyllic world filled with great unique finds. If you’re after an artisan treasure, head to the St Kilda Esplanade Market. Shop locally and support local businesses and communities.More Info
Whatever you are shopping for you can find it locally.
Dining with a View
In this shore lined city there is nothing better than taking your meal with a side of sea views and Port Phillip is not short of venues that will perfectly accommodate you. Well known Republica is a top pick for locals with its casual boardwalk location, so too are Captain Baxter and Sapore. Head to Station Pier to watch the ships come and go, while you tuck into traditional fish and chips or seafood treats on the pier. Or cycle along the foreshore to Sandbar in Middle Park to bask in the sun, get sand between your toes and delight in brunch treats.More Info
In this shore lined city there is nothing better than taking your meal with a side of sea views a
Theatreworks and Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent. Located on Acland Street in the heart of St Kilda, it is focused on providing a flexible, friendly, technically equipped, well-maintained and financially viable theatre space that is supportive of emerging artists and artistic trends. Similarly, the Red Stitch Actors Theatre in St Kilda’s east aims to enrich the future of Australian theatre. The ensemble of talented actors work in collaboration with industry members to develop, curate and present work from Australia and around the world. Pay a visit to one of these emerging St Kilda theatres to be blown away by the local talent.More Info
Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent.
Plum Garland Playground
This beachside park is the perfect place to take the kids for a run around or simply sit back and take in the views. The well equipped playground will have the kids occupied and with picnic tables and foreshore access it makes the ideal location for a day out with family and friends.More Info
This beachside park is the perfect place to take the kids for a run around or simply sit back and
The Pier and Penguins
There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destinations – it is simply stunning. Originally constructed in 1853, with the kiosk built in 1904, the pier offers the ideal place to take in Port Phillip Bay as it meets the shore. Be rewarded for walking the distance, with a lazy lunch or dinner as you take in the vista. A well-kept secret is the piers adorable residents - around 100 little penguins, who offer quite a show each night as they waddle home. Earthcare St Kilda volunteers act as penguin guides down at the breakwater from the beginning of October to the end of March.More Info View Map
There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destina
Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track around the lake.More Info View Map
Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog wa
Gasworks Arts Park
Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park. This urban oasis of grassy parklands features a children's playground, free barbecues, sculptures, a formal native garden and attractive walkways. The Gasworks Arts facilities includes a 240 seat theatre, a rehearsal studio and performance space, community access tuition spaces, a darkroom, sculpture studio, painting studios, ceramics studios, and a gallery. Gasworks is also home to a farmers market on the third Saturday of every month, music festivals and the Summer Backyard Cinema.More Info View Map
Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park.