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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

Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event 

4th September to 30th 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/

Truganina Explosives Reserve Open Day

Sunday 6th October

Bring family and friends down to learn the history of the Explosives Reserve and see what's beyond the fence. Free entry, open from 1pm to 3pm, and located in Queen Street, Altona

Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                

Sunday 6th October

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408

Seniors Week


Victorian Seniors Festival will run from TBC October with many events taking place in the Melbourne and all over Victoria. To check for local events visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.go.au and to book walking tours phone the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre at 9932 4310.

Walking tours part of Seniors Week include:

Walking tour of 19th Century Convict life Monday 8 October 11.45am Noon to 1.15pm.

Guided Tours of Altona Homestead Tuesday 9 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm,1.30pm

Guided walking Tour of the History of the Pubs of Williamstown Tuesday 9 October, 2pm to 3pm

Spotswood industrial heritage guided walking tour and pumping station tour Thursday 11 October, 9.30am to 1pm 

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Guided walking Tour Friday 12 October, 10am to 11am


Farmers Market


Sunday 7th October

Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/

Out On The Weekend                                                                                                

Saturday 13th October

American Music Festival. Held at Seaworks, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  For further information contact  

Craft Market

Sunday 14th October

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. http://www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au/

Farmers Market                                                                                                         

Sunday 21st October

Held in the John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/ 


















For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au