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.


Lantern Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown

Friday and Saturdays 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts. Visit abandoned morgues, forgotten burial grounds and hidden laneways in Victoria's most historic seaport. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue and Australia's Timeball Tower. Meet at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For more information and bookings contact 1300390119 or visit http://www.lanternghosttours.com


Free Heritage Walking Tours

Every Tuesday and Friday throughout September, 11.45 to 12.45.

Tour departs from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Syme Street Williamstown.

Unlock the secrets of the historic Williamstown waterfront and Seaport on a free 1 hour guided walking tour.  Explore hidden lanes, a buriel ground, an abandoned morgue, historical buildings and monuments.  Bookings required, visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or phone 9932 4310.



Seniors Festival


Throughout October


Various locations


The annual Seniors Festival kicks off again in October.  Some of the highlights include walking tours, tea dance at Williamstown Town Hall, nature tours, and much more.  For the full list of events and activities go to our website www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or call 9932 1000.


Out On The Weekend                                                                                                

Saturday 13th October

American Music Festival. Held from 11am to 10pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.  For further information visit www.outontheweekend.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