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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 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

1st September to 28th November

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/

 

The 17th Last Night of the Proms                                                                                                          

14 October 7.30pm

Modelled on the famous last Night of the proms held in England, this event will feature popular classics followed by the 'traditional series" of British patriotic pieces such as Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstances March No. 1 and more. This years special guest is Colleen Hewett. Held at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. For tickets contact 9932 4074 or visit http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/

 

Lovely Lady Lump presented by Arts At Your Doorstep

Friday 27 October

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer. Everyone hates cancer. Good. Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way. Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see for anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer. Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… or at least with them. Held from 7,30pm at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. Tickets from http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/ 

 

Jamaician Music & Food Festival

Sunday 12 November 11am to 9pm

The premier celebration of reggae and music of Jamaican origin will also feature performance art, street food and culture in one exciting afternoon. A talent-rich lineup of musicians and DJs including International Reggae Acts from Jamaica & the U.K., this is an all ages event.  Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. Tickets and full line up available at http://www.jmff.com.au/ 

 

 

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Summer Sounds Free Concert

Saturday 11 February, 4pm to 6pm

Steve Purcell and the Peraly Shells with Guests and Martin Gibson Trio

Free event.  Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in teh great outdoors.  Held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona. Parking and great food near by in Pier street.  for more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

Summer Sounds: In Your Neighbourhood family picnic featuring Kylie Cooper + Lady Midnight


17th February, 5pm to 7pm

A Friday night family picnic is the plan, live music and roving performers.  Bring a picnic, rug or a deckchair and enjoy with your friends and family. For all ages. Held from 5pm to 7pm in Altona Meadows Community Park, Trafalgar Avenue. For more information call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

Summer Sounds Skate: including Live DJ

18 February, 12pm to 3pm

 

Finale of the Hobsons Bay Skate, BMX and Scooter Series.  Day starts from 10am, with Live DJ and foodtrucks between 12pm to 3pm. All welcome. held in Altona Meadows Skate Park. 

 

Summer Sounds: featuring Shane Nicholson and Band with The Cliffords and Out Of The Blue

25th February, 3pm to 6pm 

Free event held from 3pm to 6pm held in The Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in the great outdoors. Parking and great food nearby in Nelson Place. For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

 

Jalna Big Bay Swim    3.2 km Port Melbourne to Williamstown                                                                                            

26th February

The Annual Big Bay Swim starts at Sandridge Life Saving Club Port Melbourne at 9 am and finishes at Gem Pier Williamstown. Stalls, activities and entertainment held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown from 10am to 4pm. For more information or to pre register visit  www.bigbayswim.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