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
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.
Newport Folk Festival
3rd to 5th July
Celebrate the spirit of music as the Newport Folk Festival returns in its seventhyear. Music includes gypsy, ukulele, choral, bush orchestra, old time string orchestras, brass, a capella, roots, percussion, and more including performances, workshops, opportunities to participate, learn or just enjoy. For Program details visit www.nffc.org.au. Event is held at various venues in and around Mason and Market Streets Newport.
5th to 12th July
NAIDOC Week takes place across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC Week Community Flag Raising
Hobsons Bay City Council will conduct a flag raising ceremony with The gathering Place to recognise NAIDOC Week. All welcome. Please visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 9932 1000 for further information. Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona 12pm to 1pm.