Point Ormond
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
A sunny day allows great views from here over the sea to the mountains and the city skyline. There are well made paths providing exercise along the coast and up to the heights. Grassy parks surround the site and the picnic tables and BBQs are free.
Written 23 June 2024
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CharmedLife11
Melbourne, Australia381 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
It’s a grassy hill above the beach path. I can’t see what the fuss is about! Fine if you want to sit and stare at people walking the beach path below.

True, you can see the city and across the bay. But it’s not a really spectacular ‘must-see’. There are ships passing in and out of Port Melbourne and some sitting, waiting to enter. Some afternoons in warm weather, there is sailing to watch. There is a field nearby where hang-gliders take off and land.

But basically, it’s just a place to sit on the grass and watch the world go by - if that’s your thing.
Written 2 June 2019
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KeznGreg
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018
A great spot to take a picnic or use the bbqs and tables/chairs. Lots of open grass land for kids and dogs to run free plus a great view from the marker. A great place to watch the sun set.
Written 18 June 2018
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore2,239 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great place for a walk or picnic, for photos would not recommend staying for long. Lots of families around with kids and dogs.
Written 28 August 2023
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Point Ormond is a hill that offers great views all around Port Philip Bay. There is a trig tower at the summit and many get their exercise running up and down to it. A playground is nearby and there are some revegetation projects as well.
Written 20 March 2021
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Jeff in St Kilda
St Kilda, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Local lore has it that there is a helpful ghost of a young boy at Point Ormond, a legacy of the initial site being used as a cholera quarantine station and field hospital for passengers of ships arriving flying the yellow cholera flag during early settlement. The point used to be much higher with a cliff face, before being used as a quarry to fill in the Elwood swamp, now canal. Anyway the story goes that a young mother dozed off while looking out for her playing child, to be awoken by a young boy in old style clothes who warned her to call her child back away from the cliff. She headed the warning and, called her child back, just before a large section of the cliff where her child had been playing collapsed. She looked around for the boy to thank him, but he's disappeared. Later, using her description of the boy, he was thought to be the ghost of one of the cholera victims.
Point Ormond is one of the best lookout points for the city and south to the bay. There are sheltered areas behind the point for picnics and communal bbq's and tables are provided.
Written 13 February 2019
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Much of the hill of Point Ormond was carted away in historic times to fill in the Elwood swamp, but enough remains to give views of the weather coming in and of the city skyline. It also catches the breeze from the sea. The Reserve also has a playground, BBQs, picnic seats, some native vegetation, and much lawn. A shared path takes a coastal route from the city a long way down the Bay. The bus #246 stops nearby.
Written 17 January 2019
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MichaelJT19
Melbourne, Australia414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Not bad place to see out over st kilda / elwood and see the sunset / some ships. Not as super busy as st kilda beach too
Written 14 January 2019
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J Teo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
For those who enjoy views, this is a good spot.
I’ve never really ventured past St Kilda’s main areas until a photo on a friend’s Instagram feed peak my interest. What a joy Point Ormond was. A nice little hill with a beautiful view of Melbourne CBD, I am a little sad I never explored this area past St Kilda until this trip. Plus, when I visited it was New Year’s Eve and plenty of people are setting up for the night for an amazing display of fireworks. Certainly one of the most romantic spots in the city to enjoy a view.
Written 9 April 2018
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Ozlem S
Istanbul, Türkiye1,298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Nice view from the hill to watch the sails, people running and cycling. We visited in December and lots of families and friends were picnicking.
Written 8 December 2017
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