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.

Free Heritage Walking Tours

10th March to 29th 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 bookings, call 9932 4310 or go visit

Ozact- As You Like IT

21st and 22nd March

A performance of classic Shakespeare in the beautiful surroundings of Williamstown Botanic Gardens, corner of Osborne Street and Giffard Streets, Williamstown. www.ozact.com 0419 330 516

Bikes by the Bay -

22md March

Vintage motor cycle display from Williamstown Motorcycle Club in aid of local charities.Their will be live music, a suasage sizzle and a major raffle drawn on the day. Held from 10am to 3pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. www.wmcc.org.au

Paint the Gardens

29th March

Artisits are invited to paint and exhibit their impressions of the Williamstown Botanic gardens. Presented by Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens as part of Art in Public Places. Williamstown Botanic Gardens cnr of Osbourne and Giffard Street, Williamstown. 11.00 am to 5.00pm. For more details, visit www.artinpublicplaces.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