St Kilda Pier, Melbourne

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#8 of 49 in Parks in Melbourne
The St Kilda Pavilion is a historic kiosk located at the end of St Kilda Pier, in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. The kiosk was designed by James Charles Morell and built in 1904 by John W. Douglas. The kiosk was proposed and operated by Francis Parer. Until the 1930s the structure was widely known as Parer's Pavilion; however, its actual name was the Austral Refreshment Rooms. In the 1930s it was renamed Kerby's Kiosk. The Kerby family were involved with running the kiosk from 1934 until 1987. Noble and Ivy Kerby acquired the lease from the Victorian Government in 1939. From 1987 until 2003 the kiosk was leased and operated by Joe Sillitoe, then Carmel Grant.On 11 September 2003 the structure was destroyed in an arson attack.After massive public support to rebuild the kiosk and the support of Premier Steve Bracks, it was reconstructed to the original 1903 plans, utilising some of the salvaged components, such as the cast iron roof, decorative cresting and weather vane. An additional structure, expanding the capacity was erected directly behind the kiosk and is obscured by the pavilion when viewed from the pier.The Pavilion is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.The kiosk reopened in March 2006. The site is owned by Parks Victoria and is leased to Peter Tzambazis.
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  • A little known fact - you can actually see penguins without having to drive to Phillip Island! (Not that Phillip Island is not worthwhile.) If you are short of time and want to see some penguins, head...  more »
  • I took an overseas visitor to visit the penguins at St Kilda Pier one evening in July this year. I cannot believe I have lived in Melbourne for 12 years and never done this. It was veryt dark and wind...  more »
  • We saw a nice place once a resort is 15 minutes away by tram from the heart of Melbourne, but. Twilight is touched by beauty of the horizon when the biggest surprise will be little penguins are welcomed. Difference between Phillip Island and here are the penguins just saddened, not coexistence of just around the corner. And taught find Penguin protection facility, in the shade of the rock me, baby penguin Burrows is a dock in the Petite travel from the city.
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  • I love coming down here for a walk and the penguins arelovely too see however if you're not going for the penguins do not go in peak times as you'll be swamped by people shoving and shouting. Saying that we've been on several different occasions now and each time it's a totally different experience.
  • A nice pier, but penguin area is closed until July 28, 2017 for construction.
  • A nice walk during goos weather
  • really good views back on the cityscape, excellent at dusk.
  • Nice penguins

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