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.

Melbourne Tourism Week

30th August to 6th September

Melbourne Tourism Week is a great time to discover and experience all that Hobsons Bay has to offer. Here are some ideas to get you started.Call into the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre to find out more aboutyour local area.



Visit Scienceworks in Spotswood. Makelearning about science a fun and interactiveadventure.General admission is free forchildren and concessions.http://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

Embrace The Substation Artists’ Marketin Newport on Sunday 6 September from10am to 3pm. Remember, it’s on the firstSunday of every month.www.thesubstation.org.au

Visit the Altona Homestead on Tuesdaysbetween 11am and 2pm and the first Sundayof the month between 2pm and 4pm.www.alhs.com.au/altona-homesteadmuseum/altona-homestead-history

Visit the Williamstown Historical SocietyMuseum on the first and third Sunday of themonth from 2pm to 5pm.www.williamstownhistsoc.org.au

Take a Spotswood Industrial HeritageWalking Tour on Friday 4 September from10am to 12pm.Bookings essential on 9932 4310.

Discover spring garden delights in theWilliamstown Botanic Gardens with a freeguided walk on Thursday 3 September at11am. Bookings essential on 9932 4310.

Experience life onboard the Sea Shepherd.Free tours operate at Seaworks, NelsonPlace, every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.www.seashepherd.org.au

Drop into the Health and Wellbeing Expo at Seaworks on Sunday 6 Septemberfrom 10am to 4pm. Free entry. For more information visit www.seaworks.com.au/health-and-wellbeing-festival/

Visit Truganina Explosives Reserve onSunday 13 September from 1pm to 3pm.www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/truganinaexplosivesreserve



Explore Williamstown’s hidden lanes,abandoned morgue and burial ground withLantern Ghost Tours on Friday and Saturdayevenings. Call 1300 390 119 to book.Take advantage of the two for one offer duringTourism Week*.www.lanternghosttours.comEnter Code: ‘Tourism’ at time of booking.

Take a scenic seaplane flight.Call 0418 688 388 to book Take advantageof the 10% discount during Tourism Week*.www.seaplane.com.au

Come aboard the HMAS Castlemaine Shipand Maritime Museum on Saturdays andSundays from 10am to 4pm. Take advantageof the two for one offer during Tourism Week*.

Seaworks Maritime Discovery CentreOpen Sundays and Wednesdays from 11am to2pm. Take advantage of the $1 entry fee duringTourism Week* www.seaworks.com.au



Sail on the Tall Ship Enterprize on Saturday19 September and Sunday 20 September.

Rediscover the Railway Museum inWilliamstown North. Open from 12pm to 5pmon Saturdays. There are some 20 railwayengines with many carriages and wagons.

Free Heritage Walking Tours

8th September to 27th 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 at 2.15pm or Fridays at 11.45 am. For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Melbourne Frock Swap Secondhand Fashion Market

20th September

Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10.00 am to 4.00pm. $2 entry fee.

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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