Luna Park sits behind St. Kilda Beach, around 3 km south of the hotel. Opened in 1913, this historic amusement park featured attractions like the Scenic Railway (one of the world’s earliest roller coasters), the Penny Arcade and regular magic performances in the Palace of Illusions.
New rides were added between the wars but the park gradually fell into disrepair in the latter half of the 20th century. Australian businessman Lindsay Fox bought the site in 2005 and it has since become one of Melbourne’s top family attractions. Kids will revel in the 3D thrills at the Circus of Screams, and if you’re brave enough, you should make sure to take in the fabulous coastal views from the Coney Island Top Drop.