St Kilda is more of an outer village than an outer suburb, even though it is only a short distance (as the crow flies) from Port Adelaide and the Lefevre Peninsula. The access road crosses vast salt crystallisation pans, but beyond them is an idyllic little marina and other attractions that make this an excellent daytrip destination. First is the Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre, which gives a fascinating insight into this little-understood ecosystem and its inhabitants. Then there is the Tramway Museum, open afternoons on Sundays and public holidays, which has 20 historic trams and provides tram rides to the nearby adventure playground. $10 adults, kids/conc $6. The free playground is St Kilda’s showcase attraction, with a range of unique play equipment that includes a wooden ship, giant slides and a monorail.