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“Peaceful stroll”
Review of Station Pier

Station Pier
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US$ 393.16*
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Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Coast...
Ranked #137 of 526 things to do in Melbourne
Type: Other
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I didn't have real plans today, but just decided to take a tram #1 to South Melbourne beach and took a relaxing stroll down to Station Pier. It was a nice walk. As it was a sunny day, lots of people were out on the beach. Great place for an ice-cream/gelato and there's a good seafood joint there (eaten there before). Good just for a quiet day out, otherwise, there isn't much to do, unless you are boarding the Spirit of Tasmania.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Only here to get on the boat to tas. Late sailing due to bad weather.
There is bugger all parking so get here super early on wait a little.
They don't let you cue up if the gates aren't open. So be warned.
Not much in the way of dining options here so eat elsewhere if you hungry. Not far from quite a few eateries though.
It's well serviced with a light rail.
Lots of appartments nearby.
Not a tourist feature by any stretch.

1  Thank rod g
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Station Pier is the Melbourne home for the Spirit of Tasmania,which leaves very night for the Apple Isle. Cruise ships also dock here. Considering it's the first impression many travelers get of Australia, it's a bit run down. The area has been upgraded, so you can get a decent meal.

1  Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

If you are boarding or departing a cruise ship then this sadly is the pier you will use. It is not up to scratch compared to other terminals in Australia like the two in Sydney and the one in Brisbane. Even Newcastle is getting a brand new terminal which is likely to be light years ahead of this dump.

The sad points are very few transport options. Taxis are few and far between, buses clog up the terminal and the tram has little information for people on where to get tickets and where to transfer.

The worst part about the terminal is the overzealous security which makes it a major step backwards in comparison to Sydney. Unlike Sydney where their passenger terminal has restaurants, a public viewing area and adequate security, this sad excuse for a terminal pretty much excludes anyone from the area who is not boarding the ship leaving them to their own devices to carry their own luggage without any assistance.

For a major city in Australia that attracts some of the worlds leading cruise ships and cruise lines this terminal is a step backwards and puts the city to shame.

1  Thank Brisbane41
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Easy access, plenty of restaurants and pubs to check out and still also very close to the city.

Great part of Melbourne but the Port itself could do with some funds invested in some redevelopment.

Thank Simon W
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