St Kilda Little Penguins


St Kilda Little Penguins

The St Kilda breakwater is home to a colony of little (Fairy) penguins.

You can see the penguins swim and waddle back to their nests among the rocks of the breakwater nightly all year round, at sunset | Today's Sunset Time.

RESPECT


Please respect the area and wildlife

Parks and wildlife ask visitors to respect the penguins and their nests by refraining from using camera flashes or bringing glass onto the wooden platform. Interference from humans is one of the top three risks to these protected species.

--> No selfie sticks
--> No flash photography
--> No sitting climbing on nesting rocks
--> No touching or handling the penguins (ever)
--> No lights, torches, flashes, lasers
--> No yelling, music or noise

In 1956 the rock breakwater was built for the Olympic Games and has since become home for a thriving colony of Little (Fairy) Penguins. The colony of Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) have been the subject of a study since 1986.

Unlike the Phillip Island Penguins, this is not a managed park although there are Earthcare of St Kilda Inc. volunteers who will manage crowds and answer questions.

Getting There


The best way to St Kilda from Melbourne CBD is by light rail (tram). Catch the 136 tram from the corner of Flinders St and Spencer St Melbourne to The Esplanade (St Kilda). Get off at the end of Fitzroy Street (near Esplanade), head south toward St Kilda Pier.

Link opens new page 
Pier Road  St Kilda Victoria 3182 | View Map Link opens new page


Melbourne Link St Kilda Little Penguins Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window www.walkwalkmelbourne.blogspot.com Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window www.parkweb.vic.gov.au Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window www.stkildapenguins.com.au | Earthcare of St Kilda Inc. Link opens in new browser window

Also See...


Also see St Kilda Pier Kiosk



0  LOVE IT    Like This Page | Click here to LIKE


Link opens new page Content > View Category | St Kilda | View Mobile Friendly Page

Link opens new page This Page > Update | Edit This Page




Click here to edit / update this page





Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
See Events in February >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28


Featured
Centre of Italian Studies
View Centre of Italian Studies
Based in Melbourne's lively "Little Italy", the Centre of Italian Studies has been teaching Italian | Read On..


Ramble Tamble - The Australian Creedence Show
View Ramble Tamble - The Australian Creedence Show
Ramble Tamble are a five piece Melbourne band whose tribute to Creedence should be on every CCR | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..


Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
View Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
Melbourne's best traditional GREEK nights with live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean | Read On..


Check Out
My Kitchen Rules
View My Kitchen Rules
Manu Feildel and Pete Evans are back with an eighth season of Australia's number one program, My Kitchen Rules. Acclaimed chefs Colin Fassnidge, | Read On..

Hunting For George | Home Decor
View Hunting For George | Home Decor
Hunting for George has been making your home awesome since 2010. Featuring a signature collection of homeware and lifestyle products including | Read On..

Mel's Pick
Arthurs Seat Eagle | Open
View Arthurs Seat Eagle | Open
The Arthurs Seat Eagle is the Mornington Peninsula’s newest attraction. Jump aboard a state of | Read On..

What's Hot
Trending


Newsletter
Stay in touch | Free weekly newsletter.