Luna Park in Melbourne's bayside suburb of St Kilda is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register with many of it's old buildings, rides and amusement areas also listed by the National Trust of Australia.
Entry is FREE
There is no way you can miss the Mr Moon face of Luna Park nor the twin towers at the entrance to the park.
The amusement park overlooks Port Phillip Bay and is easily accessible by public transport. Just walk in through Mr Moon's mouth -
Mr Moon Face Entrance To Luna Park Melbourne
Once inside you will find an assortment of attractions to amuse and trill you. All rides are well maintained and safe to enjoy.
The historic park opened in 1912 and apart from the period during World War 1, the park has remained open up till this present day.
Only 2 out of the original 5 Australian Luna Parks have survived over the years, one in Sydney and the other here in Melbourne.
The Opening Of Luna Park In Melbourne 1912
These days thrilling rides delight all age groups and Luna Park provides a great day out for all the family.
Luna Park's Coney Island Top Drop
Luna Park's Carousel
To get a great view of Luna Park have you ever considered flying over it? Truly a unique experience taking in the amusement park and all that surrounds it along with other areas of Melbourne you perhaps have never seen.
The Scenic Railway roller coaster is a large wooden coaster that travels around the perimeter o Luna park thrilling its passengers as it hurtles up and down and round and round the park.
Scenic Railway at Luna Park
Professing to be the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world, this ride has to be on top of one of the best things to do in Melbourne.
Note that the roller coaster's main claim to fame is the fact that it has a standing brakeman who rides the train in control of the carriages.
Standing Brakeman Controls The Scenic Railway Carriages
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The park opens its gates at 11am on...
Luna Park Melbourne also is open at certain other times throughout the Melbourne Summer months. Check here for the amusement park's extended open days and times.
You can easily reach Luna Park by public transport
Trams No.96/16/3/67 and 79 will take you direct to the entry gates. Check out Melbourne's Public Transport Timetables for more details.
Parking can be found close to the park in the council metered parking areas in Beaconsfied Parade, Shakespeare Grove and Cavell Street.
Tip: Have some coin on hand as the meters, although they do accept card, sometimes they are a little temperamental.
Usually parking will cost you $4:50 per hour or better still if you are spending longer $10:80 for the whole day is very reasonable.
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