Luna Park

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - See & Do -

Mel­bourne’s Luna Park is fa­mous about town for its thrills, fun and ex­cite­ment as well as for a rich and beau­ti­ful his­tory stretch­ing back more than a hun­dred years.

It all started on 13 De­cem­ber 1912, when Luna Park opened its doors to its very first vis­i­tors. More than 22,000 peo­ple passed through the mouth of Mr Moon on that sum­mer’s day, many of them rush­ing to try the new Great Scenic Rail­way — now the old­est op­er­at­ing wooden roller coaster of its kind in the world.

Fast for­ward to this sum­mer and the park will be home to Pi­rate’s Re­venge, an ac­tion packed aquatic coaster that plunges rid­ers down a 16-me­tre slope through plumes of gush­ing spray. So step up and get wet while you have the chance!

Try out your dodgem skills, take a nail-bit­ing thrill ride on the Power Surge or check out the spec­tac­u­lar views of the city and Port Phillip Bay while sus­pended up­side down on Pharoah’s Curse.

There are plenty of rides and attractions for the lit­tle ones too, with winged ele­phants, a mini coaster and the Red Baron fly­ing round­about to soak up some of their bound­less en­ergy! Grab an un­lim­ited ride ticket to en­joy all the spin­ning, zoom­ing, twirling and shriek­ing you could pos­si­bly want all day long.

Tram: Num­ber 16, 96 or 3a to stop 138 Open: School hol­i­days, week­ends and pub­lic hol­i­days from 11am 8 Lower Es­planade, St Kilda just­for­fun@lu­na­ lu­na­

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