Bayside Cycling Trail
Duration: 2 hours
Track condition: Good
Start: Timeball Tower, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown
Finish: Bay Street, Brighton.
Cycle along the shores of Port Phillip Bay with all sections in this great bike track easily accessible. Highlights on the western side of the Yarra include the historic bluestone Timeball Tower and Gem Pier, where the HMAS Castlemaine is open to the public (both in Williamstown), and Scienceworks in Spotswood, with its state-of-the-art exhibitions, displays and science theatre.
A small punt carries cyclists across the Yarra under the Westgate Bridge (it runs weekends and public holidays, 10am–4pm). The trail continues through landscaped Westgate Park and then behind the beach all the way to Brighton, through Port Melbourne, Albert Park and cosmopolitan St Kilda. Take a break in St Kilda to sample its famous attractions – Luna Park, Acland Street cake shops, St Kilda Pier and kiosk and the Sunday craft market on the esplanade.
The trail continues another 27 kilometres from Brighton, along the coast to Carrum.