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 


Hobsons Bay Libraries Autumn School Holiday Program

3 to 14 April

Various Locations

With special guests including the Australian Ballet bringing STEAM dance, and local author Claire Saxby sharing her newest book Dingo,  these school holidays are going to be EPIC at Hobsons Bay Libraries.  Broccoli catapults, taster-bots and Morse-code bracelets are sure to keep the kids entertained! For more information visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au



Theatre, children, comedy

Wednesday 11 April, 11am to 2pm

Macdeth, presented by Company 13, is Shakespeare with a twist. A humorous take on a classic tale, the show is aimed at children eight years and over an appeals to both young and old.  Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.  For more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


Heritage Hobsons Bay

Part of the National Trust Heritage Festival 2018

18 April to 20 May

Various locations - All events are FREE

Explore Hobsons Bay during the Australian Heritage Festival.  Discover the history and heritage from waterfront Williamstown, the original port of Melbourne, to the 176 year old Altona Homestead built by the Langhorne family - early settlers in Melbourne's West.  Join us for a program of events and guided walking tours or travel along the 24-kilometre coastal trail with interpretive markers that narrate our unique heritage stories along the route.  For more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/heritagehobsonsbay







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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