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. http://www.westgatepunt.com/
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
6th September to 29th 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 and Fridays at 11.45 am. For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/
Tenacious tall ship
From 14 August Tenacious is one of only two tall ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with widely varied physical abilities. Every aspect of shipboard life is available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship.
Open days are Wednesday 17 August, Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September
Public sail Days areSaturday 24th September, Sunday 25th September, Saturday 19th november, Sunday 20th November, and Sunday 27th November.
For a more in-depth look at life on board, come down to Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown or visit www.jst.org.uk
Eid al AdhaFestival
17th and 18th October
Rides, food, entertainment for all ages to markEid al Adha, the feast of sacrifice. All welcome.Held from 11am to 10pm. Free entry. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.