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
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
10th March to 29th 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.au
Newport Folk and Fiddle Club Bush Dance
Join in with the highly respected Newport Fiddle and Folk Club in this annual celebration of music and environment, supported by Friends of Newport Lakes. Free family event. Held between 3pm and 6pm at Newport Lakes, enter off Mason Street and follow the signs. For more information, visit www.nffc.org.au
A performance of classic Shakespeare in the beautiful surroundings of Williamstown Botanic Gardens, corner of Osborne Street and Giffard Streets, Williamstown. www.ozact.com0419 330 516
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 from 10am to 3pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. www.wmcc.org.au
Paint the Gardens
Artisits are invited to paint and exhibit their impressions of the Williamstown Botanic gardens. Presented by Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens as part of Art in Public Places. Williamstown Botanic Gardens cnr of Osbourne and Giffard Street, Williamstown. 11.00 am to 5.00pm. For more details, visit www.artinpublicplaces.com.au