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Saint Kilda Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 71 photos

What's in a name?

The fashionable Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda is linked by its name to Scotlands most remote group of Hebridean islands. An abandoned archipelago that rarely features on British maps (it being so far removed from the mainland) the island group gave their name to a yacht, which in the 1840's was anchored off Port Phillip Bay, and in turn gave the name to this characterful seaside spot. Strangely enough, there isn't actually a saint that ever went by the name of Kilda.

A sweep of sandy beach, a long pier reaching out into the bay with yachts in their marina bobbing up and down, a pavement cafe culture, market stalls with striped canopies, trams rattling along past an historic and slightly garish amusement park - this is my memory of a lazy Sunday wandering St. Kilda alone amongst the crowds.

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  • Last visit to Saint Kilda: May 2006
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    i'd actually forgotton that i had been there, so thanks for the memory.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    so that is how it got its name - lovely page

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    Yes I had a wonderful day at St Kilda too. Fabulous photos...as usual :o) Hugs xx

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2006 at 12:35 PM

    Absolutely stunning photos, I'm very envious ! Those skies ........

  • Darby2's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2006 at 6:02 AM

    I love the old wreck sculpture!!!!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 3:10 AM

    I enjoyed your page on St Kilda - my favourite part of Melbourne. Heard something on the radio today about some artist who has 'invented' a Saint Kilda: curious timing coincidence!

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2006 at 4:24 AM

    Gr8 tips beautiful! We stayed down here for the weekend when we watched our Sydney Swans win the AFL Grand Final last year. I also stayed here in Aug last year for a VT meet. Fantastic place!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2006 at 11:20 PM

    You've been to a nice place, Allison!


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