Hobsons Bay City Council

Hobsons Bay

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.


Getting There

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

Ferry timetables contact:

Melbourne River Cruises on 86102600 or visit www.melbcruises.com.au

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises on 96829555 or visit www.williamstownferries.com.au

Discover Your Own Backyard
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 and participating businesses (PDF, 381KB)!


The Visitor Information Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 18th April 2014, and will reopen at 9am Saturday 19th April.

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

Art in Public Places

1st April to 30th April

See artworks by local western region artists exhibited in businesses and other unexpected places across Hobsons Bay. Get out and about around the city in a month long celebration of all things cultural. Look out for atrs events and temporary public art installations as well. For details, visit www.artinpublicplaces.com.au or email arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

26th April

The ultimate comedy roadtrip returns! From Hobart to Hong Kong and back, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is a comedy odyssey, bringing a raft of the world's best comedy to one big show for a raucous night out. The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport at 8 pm. For ticketing and more information, visit www.thesubstation.org.au



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For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au