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Princes Pier

Princes Pier

Princes Pier is a 580 metre long iconic Melbourne landmark that has recently been restored and is a great place to take an evening stroll and watch the sunset.

Opened in 1951, the pier was able to hold some of the biggest mail ships and steamers back in the day. Over the years, the pier played a key role in both commerce and defence.

Fishing at Princes Pier Port Melbourne, Restoration History & Photography

The pier was eventually closed in 1989 before it was renovated and re-opened to the general public in 2011. One of the first things that you will notice on arrival is the old pylons that stand at the end of the pier. These pylons make for an excellent photography subject as the sun sets in the distance.

Some of the activities that you can enjoy at the pier include walking, jogging or cycling along the foreshore, playing sports along the beach as well as taking photos around the pier. To get the best shots, make sure you arrive very early at sunrise or opt for the soft glow of the setting sun at sunset.

Fishing is permitted along the pier, with a variety of fish including trevally and bream available in the morning and snapper appearing in the evening. Drop your line directly beneath the pier or off to the side and try and catch salmon, flathead or a giant snapper!

To get to Princes Pier, take tram 109 to Port Melbourne and drop off at stop 129 which is the closest terminal to the pier. In case you are travelling by car, note that limited parking is available (some are ticketed and some free).

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