Luna Park Melbourne
Luna Park Melbourne
3.5
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Luna Park Melbourne is a small Family Friendly Amusement Park in St Kilda. Experience one of the top ‘Things to do in Melbourne’ – Just for Fun! Soak up the spectacular carnival atmosphere with wide range of rides and attractions for all ages. After you've been thrilled and entertained on the rides and enjoyed the delicious food and drinks available, test your skills and luck on the carnival games. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach, Melbourne's Luna Park is always a great day out for the young and the young at heart! Ticket Prices / Admission Park Entry $15 Include 1 FREE ride – Just for Fun for years to come! Ride Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ticket Box Unlimited Rides: Adult (13yrs+): $51.50 Child (4-12yrs): $41.50 Toddler (0-3yrs): $18.00 Family Pass: (x4) $155.00. Luna Park is open from 11 am weekends, school holidays, and public holidays. Closing times may vary throughout the year. https://lunapark.com.au/park-info/opening-hours/
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighbourhood: St. Kilda
St. Kilda is an iconic beachside suburb and one of the most culturally and economically diverse of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods. It is a traditional haven for musicians, artists and writers, drawn to the European ambience and fresh ocean breezes. At night, it can have an edgier side, but by day, it features a relaxed vibe – the market stalls, boutiques and outdoor bars display St. Kilda’s easygoing attitude. Ocean winds blow from Port Phillip Bay and waves lap onto its long and mostly deserted beaches. Rides whir at the world’s oldest operational Luna Park. On a lazy weekend morning, bikers cruise along Acland Street, showing off their motorcycles. But the late morning crowds are too busy at brunch to notice. St. Kilda is a perfect place to relax after a night out with friends.
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  • Joyman L
    Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
    Iconic - yes, One-time visit - probably
    Visited on a Sunday in Feb 23 Tram stop in front of it and adjacent trams are not too far from the Park itself. There are plenty of parking around the park and along St. Kilda beach. Tickets can be purchased online or at the kiosks at the front gate. Different types of tickets available from single to unlimited rides and family passes. The Park is clean, but do be notified that due to the age and size of the park most rides are old and not as intense as theme park rides. Queue times can get more than 45min depending on crowd. We only went on one ride the Great Scenic Railway. Carnival games were limited. Other facilities like toilets and benches were clean, food and gift bag shops were of theme park pricing.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Renee B
    5 contributions
    Good fun day out
    Good day out, had plenty of fun, didn't go on all the rides, only ride we really had to wait on was ghost train and it was the biggest disappointment. All other rides we only had to wait on one ride. Wasn't too crowded but went a week before school holidays.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
    Theme park is "Just for Fun"
    Luna Park is "Just for Fun." It's easy to recognize the giant laughing mouth, which is the entry to the theme park.. Generations of youngsters treasure memories of holidays at Luna Park. Luna Park has had a make-over recently, kids love it. The most spectacular feature of Luna Park is the Great Scenic Roller Coaster. The Heritage-listed roller coaster is the greatest continually-operating roller coaster in the world.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
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Angela B
Mackay, Australia2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Check what's open before buying tickets. Take a hat and umbrella for shade. Very little places to sit in the shade. Don't waste time riding the Ghost Train. It is so bad (not scary and not even a.minute long).
Written 11 January 2024
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Ru pa
11 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The park is cute but very, very inefficient. There are long waits for the rides which are exacerbated by the staff being very leisurely in their processing of people, not filling the rides completely before sending them on their way, and not stopping queue jumpers. We were there for 3.5 hours and only managed 5 rides. Biggest complaint is the poor communication about wait times.
Do not expect a modern funpark experience, these are heritage rides but that’s fine. However there is absolutely no reason for the slow turnaround on rides, nor for the lack of prevention of queue jumping. We were told a 30 minute wait for the roller coaster, and there are “progress” signs along the queue saying things like “15 minutes from here” but these are annoyingly meaningless. We were not told there was a learner operator and the train was leaving at half capacity, ergo the queue moved twice as slow, plus the queue jumpers making everyone wait longer. We ended up waiting 1 hour 20 minutes, but it is hard to leave the queue because of the setup, , and even harder to tell kids that having waited so long we would have to leave the line. Staff should have communicated both the wait times accurately, and the fact the learner driver was slowing the ride throughput, so we could have made an educated decision not to go on that ride.
Written 10 December 2023
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Anita
Allansford, Australia8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great for kids but relive your youth and scream and laugh on the scenic railway..
A fabulous day to be had for the young at heart 🤩
Written 26 August 2023
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Cosmopolitan440014
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Not worth the money for our family of 3. My partner and 10year old daughter and myself. The rides were pretty lame. There was 3 rides that went upside down and that was good for those who don't mind going upside down. The rest of the rides were really for young people. There was no roller coaster working. No slides, no funhouse. The dodgems only had a very small area. The ghost train was pretty naff.
between getting in and side show alley and a light bite to eat (no drinks) and car park we spent just under $200. And we only lasted 3hrs.
My 10 year old was asking when we could leave. Which is unusual for a kid.....I personally don't think it was worth the high ticket prices, especially with the main ride down.
Written 9 July 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Luna Park is "Just for Fun." It's easy to recognize the giant laughing mouth, which is the entry to the theme park.. Generations of youngsters treasure memories of holidays at Luna Park. Luna Park has had a make-over recently, kids love it. The most spectacular feature of Luna Park is the Great Scenic Roller Coaster. The Heritage-listed roller coaster is the greatest continually-operating roller coaster in the world.
Written 11 June 2023
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Redback_Venom
Melbourne, Australia1,292 contributions
Apr 2023
We ventured into Luna Park one Sunday afternoon with a van-load of young teenagers and let them loose on the rides!
A fair number of rides to keep the kids entertained for several hours. The scenic railway was unfortunately closed for our visit.
Kids had a great time.
Parking nearby is tough when busy, and is all metered / paid. If possible, take public transport.
Written 4 June 2023
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Renee B
5 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Good day out, had plenty of fun, didn't go on all the rides, only ride we really had to wait on was ghost train and it was the biggest disappointment. All other rides we only had to wait on one ride. Wasn't too crowded but went a week before school holidays.
Written 5 April 2023
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
Feb 2023
Visited on a Sunday in Feb 23

Tram stop in front of it and adjacent trams are not too far from the Park itself. There are plenty of parking around the park and along St. Kilda beach.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the kiosks at the front gate. Different types of tickets available from single to unlimited rides and family passes.

The Park is clean, but do be notified that due to the age and size of the park most rides are old and not as intense as theme park rides. Queue times can get more than 45min depending on crowd. We only went on one ride the Great Scenic Railway.

Carnival games were limited. Other facilities like toilets and benches were clean, food and gift bag shops were of theme park pricing.
Written 4 March 2023
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mrpres461
Brisbane, Australia100 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
There is usually a tram stop quite close by, on the day we went it was closed due to events so we had a little walk along the beach area.

Compared to Sydney this is older and a little smaller. My partner also said the clown face entrance was scarier. Looks impressive from outside with the scenic railway roller coast going right around the outside.

An entry fee is now required to go inside, but includes one ride. This works out cheaper than being forced to buy a whole day unlimited ride ticket etc, for people like us who only wanted to do one or two things. Additional single ride tickets are available at a premium or the day pass. You may check the math with current information but I think it you would do 3-4 or more rides, it was worth getting the day pass.

We didn’t eat, but there were the expected choices. We did play a game of the clowns, the attendant was friendly- if not a little teasing.

We went on a Sunday noon and it was lovely without being crowded. We rode the historic roller coaster which was just a good thrill level for me! We also made the mistake of riding the ghost train- for a single ticket premium price- I don’t recommend. It’s incredible lame- but then we still came out smiling.

Just be careful to check the opening hours before visiting as it is limited during certain seasons and only open on weekends or certain evenings etc.
Written 2 March 2023
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Suzanne S
Wagga Wagga Australia171 contributions
Feb 2023
I came onto this site last week looking for tips as I planned to visit the park last weekend. All past reviews seemed to focus on crowd size and park size with virtually no actual tips to help future visitors so here’s what I leant
THE PARK: The park is small but there is a lot to do. The rides closely resemble a large country traveling show or the Easter Show with a very similar vibe to the park. It is definitely no Disneyland.
PARKING : Parking is good. Virtually all sides of the park perimeter have nearby parking. We visited the same day as St Kilda festival so the streets were packed with people yet we still found a parking spot within a few minutes and walked by two other empty spaces in the 2 minutes walk to the entrance. Parking in all nearby carparks cost $6 per hour or $16.50 for the entire day.
TICKETS: The park websites advisors you to pre-purchase tickets as they are still limiting numbers as part of COVID safety. However our circumstances prevented this so we had to purchase at the gate. The perfect weather and the increased crowds in the area due to the St Kilda festival left us a little nervous the park would be full but we arrived at 3:00pm to a queue of about 20 people and were admitted entry within a few minutes. Re-entries were not permitted. So if you left the park for any reason you would need to purchase another entry ticket. However in reality your colour wrist band would still work for accessing rides so if in an emergency you would just need to purchase a $15 observer pass to re-enter.
WAIT TIMES: We were warned on purchasing tickets that crowds were high and the lines long. To our surprise we entered and saw most rides had seemingly short lines of only 10-40 people. We were fooled. Unlike other theme parks who churn through lines like this in a matter of minutes, ride turn round in this park is excessively slow. The staff were all very pleasant and the safety checks very thorough with most things been double checked by two different staff members. While this contributed to the slow moving lines and we were more than happy to accept, it was a little annoying to watch the staff chat amongst themselves and work almost in slow motion at times as they went through their procedures. It is definitely the culture of the park as it was the same for all rides and a stark contrast to all other theme parks we have visited. Most rides took between 7-10 minutes for each rotation. One ride was a full 15 minutes between the last ride and the next. Even on this ‘high’ crowd day and slow lines most rides were only a 5-20 minute wait. The most popular rides are the Ghost train and the Scenic railway (the iconic roller-coaster that circumnavigates the entire perimeter of the park). Our wait for the ghost train mid-afternoon was 30 minutes - later in the night this dropped to about a 15 minute wait. Our longest wait was for the railway and was just over 1 hour. If you want to estimate your time for this ride each stretch of the zigzag wait chains equates to around 15minutes. So if you join the line when 4 rows of the zigzag are full you will wait around 1 hour. Each reload of the ride took 7-8 minutes. We observed this queue throughout the day and this ride maintained this hour long wait for the majority of the day dipping to a 45 minute wait occasionally. It did seem shortest about 8-9pm when we rode again after a 45min wait to get the after dark experience.
LEAVING THE QUEUE: There was a food truck parked directly at the railway line entrance and many people were leaving their party in the slow queue, buying food, and then squeezing back through the queue to their saved spot to eat and drink in line. We did over hear a supervisor telling the attendant a person had complained about this and it was not allowed. If anyone left the queue for any reason they must re-join the end. Immediately after agreeing to this she continued to allow people to leave and re-join as they had been doing before. So on our second ride my daughter jumped in line. I went and purchased churros and hot chocolates and then squeezed past those inline to catch up to my daughters position. The attendant happily waived me through and all but one sanctimonious family was happy enough for me pass by. Given they allow single guest to take a carriage to themselves (members of different parties are never requested to sit together on any ride) anyone doing the maths would realise one person joining back in the queue to join a friend would not change anyone’s wait time at all.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS: The website states no loose items allowed on any ride and lockers available for hire. I even called the park to get clarification on this but got no additional help so I chose to take a secure three prong bum bag for my phone and compact light cardigan. These bags are permitted on the majority of rides in most world theme parks but NOT here! However if you have your phone out of sight in an unsealed pocket that is permitted! My recommendation would be to just have your phone and any small essentials in zipper or secure pockets and a jumper tied around your waist. If you do have a bag with you there are shelves at the entrance of every ride that only your ride load of people have access to so the chances of anything being stolen is very slim. People were leaving their iPhone on these shelves. Lockers are available if you did need to secure items for around $10.
FOOD: There were only 2 food venues, both seemed to be operated by completely different entities but both selling standard burgers, hot dogs chips, ice cream etc. One was the van parked outside the railway queue. One was a store toward the park entrance. When purchasing tickets online you had the option to pre-purchase a meal deal - burger (~$17) or hotdog (~$15) with chips and drink. This is no saving to the costs in the park from the store. In fact the meal deals themselves are no saving to buying the three separate individual items. The store did not advertise it sold hotdogs all the meal deal but when we asked they did. The van was slightly more expensive but the food seemed a little better quality. We noticed the store closed around 7pm so in the evening the van was the only food option. The food was standard quality for show food. The hot chocolates from the van were good.
PURCHASES: All purchase from entry to food to merchandise can be made with payWave. There was one slushy cart that had a sign saying cash only but it was closed.
TOILETS: Toilets are located at the back of the food store (park entrance end) or in a trailer/shipping container type structure at the far end of the park. They were very grotty. There are painted footprints on the ground throughout the park. If you are wanting the male toilets follow the white footprints. For the female toilets follow the yellow footprints.
We stayed from 3pm until closing at 10pm and rode approximately 20 rides. It was extremely enjoyable and great value for money. If you love show rides I would highly recommend.
Written 19 February 2023
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