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We’re thrilled to welcome you back for Victorian Winter School Holidays, as we control guest numbers and introduce new procedures to help keep everyone safe and distanced.

It really is time to turn off those screens and get lively with the family or a few mates ‘just for fun’.

During our initial re-opening phase we will run two 3-hour ‘Spin & Grin Sessions’ daily from 27 June – 12 July 2020 that will require everyone to purchase an online ticket before visiting. Each session will feel like you have the Park almost to yourself, with numbers reduced to around one quarter of our usual crowd. The queues won’t be too long, but you will need to stick to a few rules like keeping your distance from others and practicing hand hygiene before going on rides.

Not too much to ask for the chance to spin and grin for 180 minutes of full-on-fun!

Reduced price session tickets will be $15 for toddlers 0-3 years and $35 for 4 years – adult. These discounted tickets will go on sale Thursday 25 June releasing session availability until 31 July 2020, by which time further sessions will be assessed and released.

Popular sessions may sell out due to capacity limits, so we ask for the community’s patience and understanding while we work through major changes to our operation.

Ticket sales from Thursday 25 June:

Toddlers 0-3yrs: $15,

4+years – Adult: $35

No ticket box sales. Tickets only at available on the Luna Park website.

Extended terms and conditions can be viewed at the Luna Park website.

Session times 11am – 2pm and 3pm – 6pm daily during school holidays, and weekends until 31 July.


Yippee it’s the long summer holidays soon – school’s out, it’s going be hot and everyone will thinking about chillin’ and having fun.

So, Luna Park will make the good times roll with new sights and heights this Summer. Gather the family and head to Luna Park from 21 December till 2 February 2020 for a trip up, up, up high into the sky that’ll have you screaming with delight all the way!

Luna Park’s General Manager, Matt Butta says St Kilda’s skyline won’t be the same now the Park’s brand-new SUPERNOVA ride has moved into its new home.

“We’re very excited about operating our new GIANT SWING TOWER this Summer and taking passengers for a super high and fast 360° spin 32 metres into the sky!”

“This thrilling ride takes you soaring high above the St Kilda landscape.

“During the day while riding Supernova there will be amazing views of Port Phillip Bay to take in and at night riding with 3,000 lights will create a starry experience to remember,” he said.

Together with the new and electrifying Supernova ride, visitors to Luna Park can also enjoy recent ride addition – the ‘Happy Swing’.

Made especially for younger guests to sit and enjoy the whoosh of wind in their hair as they sway gently back and forth.

Grown-ups are also invited to sit, swing and feel the joy when they see littlies giggling away as everyone moves slowly to and fro. Guests will also notice the Park’s favourite Carnival Games and Games Huts have been renovated and relocated. There you’ll find the authentic ‘Laughing Clowns’, ‘Knock-ems’ and dart-popping ‘Big Bang’ balloons and more all huddled together!

With proximity between games, jumping from one to other will be super easy and your winnings may increase too – but only if your skills are up to scratch. Likewise, you’ll notice our Snow Cone Cart working overtime.

So, don’t forget to slurp on a frozen snow cone in one of six refreshing flavours like strawberry, lemon or green apple to cool down when its super-hot and make sure to tuck into some delicious hotdogs and fairy floss galore!

Do get to Luna Park during this long summer break because in the blink of the eye school will be back in fashion! Buy an Unlimited Ride Ticket pass and enjoy endless twisting and turning on all the rides all day/night long.

Click here for more information.

SkyBus: Airport <> St Kilda

SkyBus is excited to offer greater operation hours for St Kilda locals and visitors!

With more frequent services, effective October 6th 2019 SkyBus St Kilda Express is departing from four convenient locations in the heart of St Kilda to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Operating a looped service between 5:30am – 7:20pm on weekdays and 6:00am – 7pm on weekends, SkyBus has your airport transfer covered.

Enjoy the great service hours and relax onboard with FREE WIFI and unlimited luggage.

To purchase tickets and for more information please visit www.skybus.com.au.

St Kilda Art Tours


Want to do something different, fun and inspiring on the weekend?

Discover the HeART of Local ARt on this inspiring journey into the artists of St Kilda in their studio or gallery. Each tour includes 5 very different galleries.  You will meet the artists or curators in their space and become immersed in their stories whilst embracing the emotions the story creates, allowing you to connect with the Art on a deeper level.

Meet like-minded art and wine lovers and enjoy connecting over a glass of wine. Plenty of fun to be had along the way.
This is an aspect of St Kilda that is almost undiscovered, offering an incredible diversity  and insight into quality art in a variety of mediums!

Ranging from abstract, contemporary or modern to bespoke lighting as well as two Indigenous galleries and a warehouse studio housing 20 artists in residence, as well as multi-cultural and hand-made crafts and jewellery, there’s something for everyone. You won’t be disappointed!

Tours cover 2 Precincts:

Precinct 1: St Kilda East / Precinct 2: St Kilda Central

Prices start from $55.00 pp and include:
Experienced guide
Curated Exhibition

Artist talk at each venue
Nibbles along the way

Exhibition notes on each artist
Visit to 5 galleries. (Go to website for list of galleries)
Wine, bubbles + cheese platter at conclusion

Private Tours: Ask about a Private tour for your group of 4 or more or, if you don’t want to walk, ask about transport options from the CBD to #VisitStKilda.

Visit: www.arttoursmelbourne.com.au for more info.

Phone: 0412 705 700

Email: art@arttoursmelbourne.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/358160264856701/

The Wonderful Two

On 2nd February 2019, Melbourne was bewildered by the unveiling of The Wonderful Two, which offers a symbol of hope and education that future generations can do better.

The sculpture depicts Najin and Fatu connected in the middle, with their heads facing opposite directions. Both rhinos are trying to pull each other the opposite way to safety. It seems their fate is stuck in place and time with only two left on earth, and no simple direction to freedom.

We want The Wonderful Two to celebrate all of the amazing people and organizations that drive positive change in wildlife conservation. The sculpture is aligned with the hashtag #LoveTheLast.

Visitors are asked to take a photo with the artwork and share it with the hashtag #LoveTheLast, jump starting efforts to spread critical awareness. Donations to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya will assist Najin and Fatu to live out their much-deserved final days in peace.

On until 30 April 2019 at Republica, St Kilda Sea Baths.

Click here for more information.

Linden New Art Gallery

Linden New Art is a public gallery set in the heart of St Kilda that specialises in displaying new and contemporary art.

The Gallery is a Council-owned facility, run by an independent incorporated board of management, Linden New Art Inc.

The gallery opened to the public in 1986. Housed in a Victorian mansion, Linden’s grand domestic building makes it a unique place to see, explore and discuss contemporary art.

The annual exhibition program features work from artists across Australia and overseas.

Exhibitions change every eight weeks and are supported by a range of dynamic programs to allow visitors to learn about, debate and question contemporary art. Opportunities to meet artists and curators are regular features of the programs.

26 Acland Street, St Kilda

W: https://www.lindenarts.org/


Space2b is an art and design social enterprise. It has been established to support people seeking asylum, refugees and newly arrived migrants to become financially independent.  This is achieved through creative enterprise, workplace training and business mentoring.

A unique, dynamic creative workspace comprising a retail outlet, gallery, design studio, workshop, training centre, meeting room, and small business hub.

144 Chapel St, St Kilda

W: https://space2b.com.au/