Holidays in Luna Park

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Enjoy old-fashioned thrills and state-of-the-art spills at this famous Melbourne landmark.

Melbourne’s Luna Park on the edge of Port Phillip Bay occupies a very special place in the city’s history. When the park was opened in 1912, its bright lights and breathtaking rollercoasters were a novelty – no one had seen anything like it before in the quiet suburb of St Kilda. Largely closed during the First World War, it regained its wild popularity following a spectacular relaunch in 1923. During the Second World War the park stayed defiantly open, its only concession being to dim its lights at night so as not to attract enemy bombers.

Many of the historic rides are still in operation today, although the iconic Big Dipper was destroyed by a fire in the 1980s. You can still ride around the perimeter of the park on the heritage-listed Great Scenic Railway, the world’s oldest continually operating rollercoaster, taking in the same fabulous views over Port Phillip Bay that visitors have been enjoying for a century.

Modern thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline kicks on white-knuckle rides like the Pharaoh’s Curse and G-Force while, for those of a more nervous disposition, there are old-fashioned family favourites including colourful carousels and the gentle highs of the Ferris wheel.

To reach Luna Park, take the tram from central Melbourne (two services stop directly outside) or come by car and take advantage of nearby street parking. The park is open on weekends, school holidays and public holidays, but it’s advisable to check the website in advance for opening hours and days as these can vary. Entrance to the park is free but rides and shows are subject to charge. An unlimited day pass is a convenient way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Snacks can be bought inside the park, or you can bring your own food, and lockers are available to rent so you can store your picnic while you ride.

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Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
2 out of 5
17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$68 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Luna Park and St Kilda Beach. Brighton Beach and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex are also ...
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"Really chill environment, staff were friendly! Liking the fact that we can use phones as our keys"

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Easystay Studio Apartments
Easystay Studio Apartments
3 out of 5
63 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, 63, Melbourne, VIC
Located in St Kilda, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Luna Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Royal Botanic Gardens. St Kilda Pier and St Kilda Beach are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (810 reviews)
"The room smelt like it had been cleaned with urine made me feel very sick and i was sick."

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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$156 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)
"Staff were lovely and helpful Room was great"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2021

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Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
2 out of 5
17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$68 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
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Easystay Studio Apartments
Easystay Studio Apartments
3 out of 5
63 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, 63, Melbourne, VIC
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Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$156 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
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The Royal Absolute Ripper
The Royal Absolute Ripper
2/1 Robe St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$219 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
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Cleo, 1BDR St Kilda Apartment
Cleo, 1BDR St Kilda Apartment
3.5 out of 5
212/63 Acland St, St Kilda, VIC
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Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$136 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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CLEO, 1BDR St.Kilda Apartment
CLEO, 1BDR St.Kilda Apartment
3.5 out of 5
212/63 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
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In the heart of St.Kilda overlooking Luna Park and Palais theatre
In the heart of St.Kilda overlooking Luna Park and Palais theatre
Melbourne, VIC
In the heart of St.Kilda overlooking Luna Park and Palais theatre
Adara St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
135 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$100 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
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