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.
 Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event

14 October - 28th November 2014

Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground, historical buildings and monuments. Every Tuesday and Friday from September 9th to November 28th, local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area will run one tour each day.Tours depart from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 11.45am Fridays and 2.15pm Tuesdays. Free. For more information or bookings contact 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Out On The Weekend

18th October

A celebration of Americana music and great food on the water at Seaworks Williamstown. Starring Justin Townes Earle, Henry wagons, Ryan Bingham, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Chris Altmann. For tickets and more information visit www.outontheweekend.com.au

Around the bay in a day: Altona Beach Break

19th October

The half way point for the 50km riders in Bicycle Victoria's Around the Bay in a Day. Held in Logan Reserve, Altona. For more information visit www.bv.com.au

SUB 12

17th October to 30th October

SUB 12 is an annual program of exhibitions that presents newly created work by 12 contemporary artists. For more information visit www.thesubstation.org.au . The Substation, 1 Market street, Newport. Open 11am till 5.00pm Thursday to Sunday.


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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