With the busy nature of an inner-city suburb like St Kilda, it’s surprising to think that there are around 1,400 little penguins living in burrows under the rocks near the end of St Kilda Pier, but they’re there.

Every night after sunset, the penguins swim up through the breakwater where you can see them. The penguins are also visible heading out to sea before sunrise every day. If you aren’t a fan of crowds and can make the early morning, the crack of dawn is an ideal time to go.


November and December are not only ideal warmer months to visit St Kilda Beach, but this is peak time to see all the baby penguins starting to emerge from their nests. Walk along the pier to the welcome board with all the information you’ll need to understand the penguins and their lives.

Set a wake-up call with the Prince staff and get down to wave hello to our little locals.