Hobsons Bay is a picturesque seaside municipality. Here you can find peaceful natural environment, clean beaches, wide streets. heritage buildings, and a diverse choice of restaurants, cafes and shops, connected by bike paths and only 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the City.
Hobsons Bay offers breathtaking views of the City skyline; a perfect accompaniment to alfresco dining, leisurely cafe atmosphere or a family outing.
Travel by ferry from the City, get on your bike and ride, take the train or travel by car.
The Punt will take cyclists across the river from Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend) to Spotswood, just behind Scienceworks. Commuter service operates Monday to Friday 6.30am to 9.30pm and 4pm to 7pm. Weekend service operates 10am to 5pm. www.westgatepunt.com
Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au
There’s no better time to get out and “Discover Your Own Backyard”. Incorporating the DYOB (Discover Your Own Backyard) campaign and 18 participating businesses across Hobsons Bay, you will find an array of special offers and discounts across the municipality. Keep an eye out for the DYOB decal (pictured below) on participating business windows to redeem your special offer and enjoy discovering your own backyard Click here to see a full list of special offers andparticipating businesses (PDF, 381KB)!
Discover Your Own Backyard
Get out and about and Discover Your Own Backyard today. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown to collect a list of participating businesses offering special deals for you to experience and explore Hobsons Bay. Local volunteers can also assist you with ideas for things to see and do.
Free Heritage Walking Tours
14th March to 30th May
Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday at 2.15pm and Fridays at 11.45am. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For further information, call 9932 4310 or go to www.visithobsonsbay.com.au or www.hobsonsbaytickets.com
Bikes by the Bay -
Vintage motor cycle display from Williamstown Motorcycle Club in aid of local charities.Their will be live music, a suasage sizzle and a major raffle drawn on the day. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. www.seaworks.com.au