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 9.30am 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 https://www.ptv.vic.gov.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

2nd March to 29th 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 http://www.visithobsonsbay.com.au/or http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au 


Eat Drink Westside

16 - 25 March 

In partnership with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.  Eat Drink Westside is a mix of unique event experiences celebrating the eclectic flavours, and strong sense of community spirit in Melbourne's West.  Eat Drink Westside 2018 celebrates our community's love of food and great hospitality.  Located at various locations.  Full program available at www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Shakespeare's The Tempest

24 - 25 March

Prepare to be spellbound as OZACT presents The Tempest, Shakespeare's timeless tale of magic, mystery and mayhem.  Set in the beautiful Williamstown Botanic Gardens, bring a cushion and become enthralled by this Shakespearean classic.  Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Giffard street & Osbourne Street, Williamstown.  For ticket prices and bookings visit http://www.ozact.com/


Open Williamstown

Sunday 25 March

Celebrating the unique architecture and history of Williamstown, Melbourne's original seaport.  For venue listings and further information and tickets visit http://www.openwilliamstown.org/  


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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