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Part of Melbourne's history

Dating back to Victoria's settlement, Williamstown played an important part in the early colonisation. It's ideal location as a safe port in the sheltered bay ensured the rapid... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dating back to Victoria's settlement, Williamstown played an important part in the early colonisation. It's ideal location as a safe port in the sheltered bay ensured the rapid establishment of it as a commercial shipping hub in it's day. Today there is evidence everywhere in it's old preserved buildings many of which now provide a wealth of art shops and... More 

Thank Cenwag
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Williamstown is only a few kilometers across Hobsons Bay from Melbourne but it is a different world. It has many historical buildings and of course the Strand with excellent views of the Melbourne skyline, Gem Pier and the harbor area, Point Gellibrand the historical area and of course the fairly ordinary Williamstown Beach on the other side of town. Stroll... More 

1 Thank Oldjack
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we caught a ferry from outside the promanade, $25 return, spent 1.5 hrs getting there and hopped of at williams town for lunch, reboarded 1 hr later.

Thank espressobrown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Melbourne, we always visit Williamstown. A fabulous village-like atsmosphere with lots of great pubs and restaurants. Take the ferry into Southbank for some interesting views of the bay and the city.

1 Thank DeborahLBrisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to Williamstown with its little street cafe culture. It has ample cafes to grab a bite, even a nice Fish & Chips place so you can eat them on the wharf. It has a great beach and Lifesaving club and occasionally has Bands or activities in the Commonwealth Park.

1 Thank Louise I
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get here from the CBD by suburban train or by boat from Southbank. There are lots of lovely old, historic houses and buildings set around the waterfront. Many cafes and restaurants as well as gift and clothing shops. The view from Nelson Place across Hobson Bay is most attractive. There is a pretty sandy beach on the Port... More 

2 Thank catho2
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a ferry from Federation Square to Williamstown and really enjoyed it. There's a lovely fish and chip shop at the pier (excellent calamari) - be warned the servings are generous. We took a walk through the town, lots of little craft and specialty jewellery shops and little cafes. The town has a lot of history and there is... More 

2 Thank buggsy62
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of choice of good eating places and nice to walk around on a fine day. Parking is available but there are time limits and ticket machines. A drive around the coastline is attractive and there are some lovely federation homes around.

1 Thank sandywalvisch
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Williamstown has it all. Views, seaside, parks, walk, cafes, shops, restaurants, function centres, accommodation, shops and the list goes on. So much to see and do. Love this place.

2 Thank Jane S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to spend a few good hours. You can walk along the pier with great views across the water over to Melbourne, there is garden here with large trees creating lovely shade. There are shops, cafes and restaurants to pass some time and also to refresh. Shops include boutique, gifts, art and general retail. Great place for families... More 

2 Thank Janine C

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