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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. http://www.westgatepunt.com/

Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/

Ferry timetables contact:

Melbourne River Cruises on 86102600 or visit http://www.melbcruises.com.au/

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises on 96829555 or visit http://www.williamstownferried.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

3rd March to 30th May

Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday and Friday 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

 

National Trust Heritage Festival

16th April to 29th May

At various locations throughout Hobsons Bay and Victoria.  For more information please visit http://www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au/ or call 9656 9870.

 

When I Was Five by Jeff Baron

Thursday 20 April to Saturday 6 May

Williamstown Little Theatre, 2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown

From the acclaimed author and the same directing team of Visiting Mr. Green  (VDL awarded Best Production 2015) comes another warm, humorous, emotional journey of discovery and self-acceptance.An Australian Premiere. Wlt.org.au

Melbourne Frock Swap                                                                               

 

28th May               

Indoor second hand and vintage women's clothing and accessories market, plus pamper stalls, food vans and much more to make a proper girls' day out. held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. 

 

National Reconciliation Week 

 

27th May to 3rd June

Western Councils calendar of events celebrating the rich culture and history of the first Australians. For more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

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Summer Sounds Free Concert

Saturday 11 February, 4pm to 6pm

Steve Purcell and the Peraly Shells with Guests and Martin Gibson Trio

Free event.  Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in teh great outdoors.  Held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona. Parking and great food near by in Pier street.  for more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

Summer Sounds: In Your Neighbourhood family picnic featuring Kylie Cooper + Lady Midnight


17th February, 5pm to 7pm

A Friday night family picnic is the plan, live music and roving performers.  Bring a picnic, rug or a deckchair and enjoy with your friends and family. For all ages. Held from 5pm to 7pm in Altona Meadows Community Park, Trafalgar Avenue. For more information call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

Summer Sounds Skate: including Live DJ

18 February, 12pm to 3pm

 

Finale of the Hobsons Bay Skate, BMX and Scooter Series.  Day starts from 10am, with Live DJ and foodtrucks between 12pm to 3pm. All welcome. held in Altona Meadows Skate Park. 

 

Summer Sounds: featuring Shane Nicholson and Band with The Cliffords and Out Of The Blue

25th February, 3pm to 6pm 

Free event held from 3pm to 6pm held in The Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in the great outdoors. Parking and great food nearby in Nelson Place. For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

 

Jalna Big Bay Swim    3.2 km Port Melbourne to Williamstown                                                                                            

26th February

The Annual Big Bay Swim starts at Sandridge Life Saving Club Port Melbourne at 9 am and finishes at Gem Pier Williamstown. Stalls, activities and entertainment held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown from 10am to 4pm. For more information or to pre register visit  www.bigbayswim.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