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

Get out and about and Discover Your Own Backyard today. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown to speak with local volunteers who can assist you with ideas for things to see and do.

Free Heritage Walking Tours

8th September to 27th November

Step Back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. Walks take place on Tuesdays at 2.15pm or Fridays at 11.45 am. For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Aces By The Bay

Sunday 15 November

The Smokin' Aces Car Club Show and Shine features over 300 cars on display as well as merchandise stalls, childrens activities, a raffle, food and more.  Music comes from a live rock'n'roll band and dance floor - all for a great cause to raise funds for Challenge - supporting kids with Cancer organisation. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown 10am to 4pm.  For further information visit www.smokinacesclub.com

Altona Miniture Railway Public Open Day

Sunday 15 November 

Hobby club run by members that provides miniture 1.5km train rides on scaled steam and diesel engines on public open days. Located at 1-21 Blenheim Road, Altona North, 11am to 4pm. To find out more visit www.altonaminiturerailway.com.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