Princes Pier

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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,646 contributions
Interesting Pier and area
Dec. 2020
Pier with lots of history. Where the battleships docked that Brought Victoria's sons to Victoria back in the day. Great backdrop for photos.
Written 20 December 2020
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BLoke88
Melbourne, Australia450 contributions
Breezy and open
Nov. 2020 • Friends
Great open spaces here right next to the beach. Nothing much to do apart from just soaking in the breeze and vastness of the waters. Great for a jog or walk to destress.
Written 12 November 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,850 contributions
Historic And Interesting Pier In Port Melbourne
Oct. 2020
The original pier was 580 meters long and built between 1912 and 1915 and was used from 1915 until 1969 as a port for arriving immigrants. With containerization it was no longer used and as the timber declined and with a few fires it fell into disrepair. The the first 198 meters has been restored and the old piles remain.It was originally called The New Railway Pier (imaginative) and was changed to Princes Pier after the visit of the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) in 1920.This is a good place to walk on a nice day with good views back to Station Pier and the container docks to the west.
Written 27 October 2020
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
Great to visit any time of year - especially if you love photography!
Jun. 2020
This pier runs parallel to Station Pier where the Spirit of Tasmania docks as well as cruise ships. The pier had a facelift in recent times, but currently looks a little sad. There is no kiosk for travellers or locals, but there is on street parking nearby and you can get there with tram #109.

The clever entry sculpture play tricks on the eyes - remember to look at the ground and strand front on after reading 'Princes'. It has a flow on effect. It was built between 1912 and 1915 and was where many Australians went off to war from and many arrived here from other countries to start a new life. There are a few historical markers with information on them for you to read as you enter and further back too.

Currently there is nothing much happening at the jetty apart from locals fishing and catching very little unless they were on a kayak between the posts!

This is popular place for locals to walk and exercise at as there are great waling and bike trails plus New Beach to use.

But it is a sort after place for all levels of photographers to hone their craft, especially at sunset. I think this pier lends itself well to visiting any time of day, especially cloudy ones.

All photos by myself- Swell Traveller
Worth a visit for many reasons.
Written 25 June 2020
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Rainbow T
59 contributions
Good photography or talk a leisure walk location
Jan. 2020
We went there as requested by my daughter who loves photography. We had our dinner and arrived there by 7 pm, she wanted to take sun set, it was beautiful there with coastal walk. Local people enjoyed jogging or riding on bike, very pleasant. Keeping walking out to the pier, you will find the old supporting log remaining there became a sculpture point. Taking photos, enjoy the walk and good family time together.
Written 15 January 2020
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Koh Y.K.
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
Worth dropping by for a picture
Jun. 2019
It was cold & drizzling when I was there. Totally worth dropping by if you are around St Kilda for a nice shot.
Written 4 July 2019
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Bluch
Brisbane82 contributions
Stunning photo opportunity
Feb. 2019
Simply stunning photo opportunity and a nice walk to top it off, always a great place to take visitors.
Written 19 March 2019
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,340 contributions
Interesting features
Jan. 2019 • Solo
This pier was built in 1915 and over the years has had a battleship tie up here and also taken freight to/from the railway yards that used to be next to it (now big housing developments). There is a lot of history here and you can see this in the 2/3 of the pier that is now in ruins. There are great views from the pier
Written 27 January 2019
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familyfuninsun
Melbourne, Australia714 contributions
Great place to take photos or fish
Jan. 2019 • Family
Constructed between 1912 and 1915, Princes Pier was the site from which many Australian troops set off for the first and second world wars. It’s been renovated and is a picturesque place to take photos. There are lots of benches and quite a few people fishing (though not many fish biting on the day).
Written 16 January 2019
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Africa Eddie
Sydney, Australia9,632 contributions
On a cruise ship
Dec. 2018 • Couples
The pier is home to the ferry to Tasmania and also the arrival and departure port for international cruise ships. It has a large hall for passengers where Myki cards for public transport can be purchased.

It is convenient to the city with bus, trams and taxis available. Food outlets and a bar nearby
Written 2 December 2018
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