St Kilda Little Penguins

St Kilda Little Penguins

St Kilda Little PenguinsThe 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.


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
--> Do not approach penguins closer than 3m.

Please be aware that the breakwater area can become extremely busy during the viewing period. Access and views may be limited due to crowds.

Wheelchair access may be limited. We do not recommend taking prams or bikes. The breakwater may be temporarily blocked off to ensure safe passage for individual penguins at any time.

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.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

St Kilda Little Penguins⊜ St Kilda Pier St Kilda | Map
St Kilda PierSt Kilda

❊ Web Links ❊

St Kilda Little Penguins | Earthcare of St Kilda Inc.

❊ Also See... ❊

St Kilda Pier Kiosk

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