St Kilda

Melbourne Solar System Trail, St Kilda

Estimated time:
2+ hours

Up to 6km one way


About this walk

St. Kilda is home to a model of our Solar System has been constructed  where each metre you walk represents 1,000,000 kms in space!
Start near the white lighthouse in St. Kilda’s Marina Reserve at the Sun sculpture. All planets are accurately spaced and scaled to give you insight into the magnitude  of our solar system. You can visit the first five planets in under 1km but you’ll find Neptune 4.5km away – Pluto almost six km away on Sandridge Beach, past Princes Pier.
The Melbourne Solar System is not only the largest educational tool that we have in Australia but also follows St. Kildsa’s iconic Esplanade. Follow St. Kilda Beach past Luna Park along Beaconsfield Parade. Walk as far, far away as you like…
Click here for additional (and fascinating!) self- guided notes.
Parking is limited. Click here transport info.


  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs ok
  • Parking
  • Picnic table
  • Running

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