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
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 andparticipating 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
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