Luna Park, Melbourne
- All Ages
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Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne families for the past century. With 2012 celebrating 100 years of fun-filled adventures, Luna Park continues to surge forward with a generous mix of heritage listed attractions and brand new thrill rides to satisfy all thrill seekers.
The most famous of the Park’s attractions is its Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, a large wooden coaster that projects its passengers, at high speed, around the outside of the entire Park. It boasts the title of being the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world and the only one of its kind with a standing brakeman in control aboard its moving carriages. This world famous roller coaster will not only provide you with heart-stopping dips and turns but also the most stunning views of Port Phillip Bay St. Kilda has to offer.
Luna Park offers a range of attractions for all ages from mini roller coasters such as the Silly Serpent, to nail-biting thrill rides such as the Pharaoh’s Curse and Power Surge. A day at Luna Park cannot be missed when visiting Melbourne, no matter your age.
Opening Hours: Luna Park is open every weekend, Victorian school holidays and every public holiday except Christmas Day.
Pricing: Unlimited Ride Tickets cost $17.50 for 0-3 year old toddlers, $39.95 for 4-12 year old kids and $49.95 for anyone 13 years and older. The Park entry fee for those who don’t wish to ride is $5.
There is ample paid parking surrounding Luna Park in car parks and on street at council rates.
The Palais Theatre on Jacka Boulevard also has parking at council rates.
The St Kilda Sea Baths on Jacka Boulevard has undercover parking available. Check closing times.
Council Parking Rates are $12.30 daily rate until midnight (or $5.10 per hour) (11/01/17) – Please note that parking is run by the Port Phillip City Council and the price is subject to change without notice.
Patrons are responsible for checking ticket machines at time of the parking ticket purchase.
Please ensure you have sufficient change or a credit card to pay for parking. (Prices may change at the Council’s discretion)
Accessible Car Parking
There are a limited number of accessible parking places to the side of Luna Park in Cavell Street, and at both ends of the Luna Park car park in Shakespeare Grove.
Cars displaying a Category 1 disabled parking permit (blue permit) are exempt from paying parking fees in any of the Council parking areas around Luna Park.
Stop No. 138-Luna Park/The Esplanade (St Kilda)
Tram 16 – Melbourne University to Kew via St Kilda Beach
Tram 3a – Melbourne University to East Malvern (via St Kilda) WEEKENDS ONLY
Tram 96 – East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach
Take the Sandringham Line. Get off at Balaclava Station – Cnr Carlisle Street & William Place, Balaclava
Take Tram 16 to Acland Street – Stop No. 138 – Luna Park/The Esplanade (St Kilda)
Route 246 – La Trobe Uni – St Kilda – Elsternwick
Route 600/922/923 – St Kilda Light-Rail Station to Southland Shopping Centre
Route 606 – Port Melbourne to St Kilda
Route 623 – Glen Waverley to St Kilda
For train, tram and bus information contact Public Transport Victoria ptv.vic.gov.au
Image Credit: Luna Park