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. http://www.westgatepunt.com/

Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.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

6th September to 29th November (no walk November 1st)

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 and Fridays at 11.45 am.  For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/

Tenacious tall ship

From 14 August
Tenacious is one of only two tall ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with widely varied physical abilities. Every aspect of shipboard life is available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship.  

Open days are Wednesday 17 August, Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September 

Public sail Days areSaturday 24th September, Sunday 25th September, Saturday 19th november, Sunday 20th November, and Sunday 27th November.

For a more in-depth look at life on board, come down to Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown or visit www.jst.org.uk


Beat: A Rock Revue

Friday 14 October to Saturday 22 October

Altona City Theatre's second production for the year, a celebration of songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Held at Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona. For further information and tickets visit www.altonacitytheatre.com.au


Out on the Weekend     

Saturday 15 October 11.30am to 10.30pm

 A celebration of Americana music and great food on the water at Seaworks Williamstown. The bill includes Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Joe Pug, and many more Dawes * Tex, Don & Charlie (Exclusive Melbourne Performance) * Sam Outlaw * Robert Ellis * Jamestown Revival * Jonny Fritz * Ruby Dawes * Tex, Don & Charlie (Exclusive Melbourne Performance) * Sam Outlaw * Robert Ellis * Jamestown Revival * Jonny Fritz * Ruby Dawes * Tex, Don & Charlie (Exclusive Melbourne Performance) * Sam Outlaw * Robert Ellis * Jamestown Revival * Jonny Fritz * Ruby Boots international and local musicians.  Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. For tickets and for more information visit www.outontheweekend.com.au

French Car Festival                                                        

Sunday 16 October, 8am to 4pm                              

French cars on exhibition. Organised by the Renault Club. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown


Wine and Cheese Fest Williamstown

Sunday 23 October 11am to 6pm             

Enjoy world class wine, cheese and small goods, along with live jazz and DJ, lawn games and picnics in the grassy outdoor area. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. For bookings and more information visit www.wineandcheesefest.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