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.

Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event

14 October - 28th November 2014

Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground, historical buildings and monuments. Every Tuesday and Friday from September 9th to November 28th, local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area will run one tour each day.Tours depart from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 11.45am Fridays and 2.15pm Tuesdays. Free. For more information or bookings contact 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

SUB 12

17th October to 30th October

SUB 12 is an annual program of exhibitions that presents newly created work by 12 contemporary artists. For more information visit www.thesubstation.org.au . The Substation, 1 Market street, Newport. Open 11am till 5.00pm Thursday to Sunday.

Melbourne Aces

7th November to 25th January

Australian Baseball League season underway until 21 December Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton

For further details and game schedule visit www.melbourneaces.com.au

Inside The Brick LEGO Fan Expo

8th and 9th November

The LEGO Fan Expo is for children young and old with original LEGO creations and collectable sets on display. There will also be a huge hands-on play area to get creative and even race your LEGO creations. held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.
For further information visit www.insidethebrick.com

Day of the Volkswagen - 60 year cavalcade

Saturday 15 November

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Volkswagen in Australia and view special vehicles from each year including Kombis Beetles and Karmann Ghias. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.

Aces by the Bay

Sunday 16 November

Show & Shine, over 300 cars on display, with Vendor and Merchandise stalls, children's activities and a variety of food vans. Trophies given, event raffle, live Rock'n'Roll band and dance floor - all for a great cause to raise funds for Challenge - Supporting Kids with Cancer organisation, whose volunteers will be present on the day. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.

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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