Visiting Luna Park Melbourne – Everything you need to know for an epic visit

If you’re looking for a day of family fun, Luna Park Melbourne is the place to go. This amusement park has something for everyone, from rides and games to food and souvenirs. Plus, there’s always something new to explore at Luna Park Melbourne – so you can visit again and again!

What is Luna Park Melbourne?

Luna Park is an amusement park in Melbourne, Australia, and it first opened its doors to the public in 1912. Luna Park Melbourne has since been renovated and updated but still retains its old-fashioned charm. Luna Park has many different rides and attractions, including a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, and a carousel.

For many Victorian children and adults, a trip to St Kilda should include a day at Luna Park, one of Melbourne’s best tourist attractions.

Where is Luna Park Melbourne?

While most people will say that Luna Park is in Melbourne, Luna Park is in St Kilda. St Kilda is located approximately 22 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. You can easily access St Kilda Luna Park via public transport from the Melbourne city centre or by car.

Luna Park St Kilda tips

  • All Luna Park ride prices include the $2 entry fee
  • Children 3 years and under are free to enter Luna Park St Kilda
  • All Luna Park ride tickets must be purchased from the ticket box. They are not available anywhere else in Luna Park
  • You can take your own food in and enjoy lunch or you can purchase food from the vendors.
  • There is not a lot of shade within the park (but it is something that is being worked on)
  • You can buy an unlimited ride entry or you can get tickets for a certain amount of rides
  • There really is something for everyone there
  • On a hot day take plenty to drink
  • If you live close consider a yearly pass…they are a great value or if you have a family why not give them a voucher to Luna Park St Kilda

Luna Park Melbourne tickets

Luna Park tickets come in a number of combinations. The Luna Park entry fee typically includes one ride or unlimited rides. These are the current Luna Park prices as of 1/1/2024

TicketEntry + Single RideUnlimited Rides Price
0-3 year ride price$0.00
4-12 years ride price$20.00$45.00
13+ years ride price$20.00$55.00
Unlimited Rides Family Pass$170.00
ferris wheel at Luna Park
Melbourne Luna Park is one of the fun things to do in Melbourne.

Luna Park Opening Hours

At the time of this article, the opening hours at Luna Park are staggered. At this stage, Luna Park is only open Thursday through Sunday and every day during school holidays. We will update you when Luna Park hours are extended.

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Facilities at Luna park St Kilda

Spending a day at Luna Park is easy with the facilities on site.

  • Cafe
  • On-site toilets
  • Limited seating
  • Fast food outlets
  • Limited car parking
  • Birthday Party facilities

What rides are at Luna Park

As we have said above, Luna Park has a ride for everyone of all ages. Most visitors to Luna Park Melbourne want to experience a ride on the Scenic Railway.

The Scenic Railway

The Scenic Railway at Luna Park is one of the world’s oldest continuously running wooden rollercoasters. It first started operation in 1912 and is now a heritage-listed amusement. Reaching speeds of 60 km an hour, this is a great family-friendly ride at Luna Park.

Other rides at Luna Park Melbourne:

There are a number of rides at Lina Park that are suitable for young children as well as the thrill-seekers in the family

  • Skyrider is the Ferris Wheel with views of the bay at Luna Park.
  • Road Runner puts you in a car, and you slide around a track.
  • The Red Barron is a kid’s ride where you sit in a plane that spins around like a carousel.
  • Supernova is a high-chained carousel.
  • Moon Ballons is a kids Ferris wheel
  • Pharaos Curse send you on a vertical loop 19 meters off the ground
  • The Ghost Train is a classic from years gone by.
  • The Enterprise sends you on a loop at an 87-degree angle.
  • The Coney Drop springs 13 metres into the air before a series of drops and bumps.
  • The Pirate Ship swing up and down to near verticle.
  • Dodgem Cars is a classic ride that’s fun for the whole family.
  • The Spider is similar to the classic Cha Cha you find at country shows.
  • The Power Surge is the most extreme ride at Luna Park.
  • Betty Cho Cho is a kid’s train to ride around Luna Park.
  • The Arabian Merry is a kids’ ride where you sit in Elephants.
  • The Speedy Beatle is kids roller coaster.

*You will also find special sideshow amusements on site such as the laughing clown mouths

Luna Park Melbourne Parking

Parking near Luna Park Melbourne can be limited and has ticket machines where you must pay for Luna Park parking in Melbourne. We got to Luna Park quite early in the morning and had no problems parking near Luna Park Melbourne.

Make sure you display your validated Luna Park parking Melbourne ticket or you could get a fine.

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Annual events at Luna Park Melbourne

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind celebration at Luna Park, their calendar of events is the way to go.

Luna Love- Valentine’s Day at Luna Park: Create an unforgettable memory with your loved one by spending quality, romantic time there!

VCE Physics Day at Luna Park: Usually held in March, VCE students are encouraged to learn about physics in a unique way at Luna Park!

Autumn Easter Holidays at Luna Park: take a day out for a fun-filled day at Luna Park during the school holidays. Easter is filled with chocolate but it’s easy to work off here!

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Visit the beach and Luna Park

Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt: Held on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, kids are delighted to see if the Easter Bunny has left them something at Luna Park.

Mother’s Day at Luna Park: Treat Mum to a wonderful day off at Luna Park. Held on Mother’s Day, traditionally the first Sunday in May, your mum will love her day at Luna Park.

Winter School Holiday Fun at Luna Park: Rug up and have some fun during the winter school holidays at Luna Park

Luna Park School Activities Week: It’s time to let your hair down…SCHOOL IS OUT! Luna Park is open for a week at the end of the year for students and teachers who need a break.

Summer Holiday fun at Luna Park: Open all through the Victorian school holidays, and there’s plenty of summer fun at Luna Park.

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Luna Park St Kilda has been popular for over 100 years

Luna Park St Kilda Beach

Being right on the shores of St Kilda beach you can also spend some time around the park before or after your visit to Luna Park.

How to get to Melbourne

Being the second biggest city in Australia, Melbourne is connected by highways from the south and north, long distant buses, trains and planes all bring people daily to the city for day trips or short stays.

  • Melbourne Airport is located 20 kilometres from the city centre. International and domestic flights come and go every few minutesSearch your flights to Melbourne today. One of the disappointing things about Melbourne is that there is no rail connection to the airport. You can catch the Sky bus or book an airport transfer.
    • If your flights have a long stopover, or you just want to relax before your trip you should consider getting a lounge pass with Priority Pass. Priority Pass has access to airport lounges all over the world. Search now for your lounge pass
  • Melbourne is connected to both Sydney and Adelaide by direct trains that run daily between these state capitals.
  • Greyhound has an extensive network of bus journeys available for you to get to and from Melbourne with ease.
  • Driving in Melbourne is super easy with large highways. In Australia, they drive on the left-hand side of the road. You can pick up a rental car at Melbourne Airport and dedicated sites in the city.

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Getting around Melbourne:

Myki is Melbourne’s ticketing system to travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses. International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Explorer pack.

The myki pack combines a ready-to-use myki card, visitor information and special offers for travellers. It’s a great option for visitors who explore Melbourne and regional Victoria by public transport!

You must touch your myki card on and off when using the public transport system. The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD makes it easy to move around the city.

You do not need to touch on and off with a myki on the free trams. Download the Free Tram Zone map on the Maps page.

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Where to stay in Melbourne:

Weather in Melbourne

Melbourne enjoys warm summers, sunny spring days, mild autumns and crisp winters. Sometimes, you will see these four seasons in one day! With its changing climate, Melbourne turns the heat up from December to February (summer) bring your hats and sunscreen.

It cools down from March to May (autumn), but don’t be surprised to see 30-degree days. Winter brings the chill in from June to August (winter) so pack your umbrellas and coats. The weather warms up again in the spring months of September to November (spring).

Melbourne’s top temperatures are usually in January and February when days in the high 30s and low 40s are probable. Those months are often dry, with hot spells and cooling afternoon breezes off Port Phillip Bay. June and July are the coldest months, and October is the wettest. Melbourne is often maligned for its weather. It receives 650mm of rain annually − less rain than Sydney.

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Luna Park St Kilda is fun for every family member!

We highly recommend Luna Park for families. It isn’t overcrowded and crazy like some places, although I am sure it does have its crazy busy days. I believe it is great value for money, especially when you can take your own food in as well (although I didn’t think that the food or drinks were over-priced within the park either)

The best bit was that there was a ride for every one of our family members. This is a challenging feat to achieve with us all so different, but it is done very well at Luna Park St Kilda.

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Luna Park in Melbourne has rides for the whole family

Frequently asked questions about Luna Park

How much is Luna Park Melbourne?

Prices for Luna Park entry range from $20 to $170

is Luna Park open on weekdays?

Luna Park is most definitely open on weekdays during the school holidays

How to get to Luna Park Melbourne by public transport?

The easiest way is to catch a tram at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne CBD, which stops out front of Luna Park

How long do you need at Luna Park?

It is an individual choice but anywhere from a few hours to the whole day.

Can you enter Luna Park for free?

No, you must pay an entry fee.

We hope this article from us here at Explore Victoria has inspired you to embark on your adventure in Victoria, Australia, from popular caravan parks and pristine beaches to drives along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy weekends away on the Mornington Peninsula and discover the cosmopolitan charm of Melbourne, Victoria, with a range of experiences for every traveller who wants to visit Victoria.

Whether you’re drawn to the rugged beauty of the Grampians, the cultural richness of Ballarat, or the autumn colours of Bright and Northern Victoria, there’s no shortage of hidden gems waiting to be discovered in Victoria.

Even if you love exploring Gippsland or driving the Great Alpine Road, Victoria has something special for you, and there is so much more for you to discover. If you are looking for more incredible and best places to visit in Melbourne or more travel in Victoria destinations, Explore Victoria has some more articles below for you to check out. Expand your horizons and get out and about in Victoria, Australia, for an unforgettable experience. 

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