City view from Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Williamstown - mobile map

Williamstown

It's easy to turn your back on the bustle of city life when you can keep an eye on it with breathtaking views from over your shoulder in the beautiful waterfront suburb of Williamstown, just minutes from the CBD.

Wayfarers and seafarers
Appreciate the proud maritime history of Williamstown, which was established in 1837 as Melbourne's first port. Visit the Williamstown Maritime Museum at Gem Pier, and set sail on the Enterprise, the first vessel to carry European settlers up the Yarra.

The old and the new
Explore the diverse range of arts, crafts and other speciality shops around historic Nelson Place. Dine out in the waterfront eateries housed in the beautiful old buildings with photogenic views of the city skyline.

Popular attractions
Relax over picnics and paddling in the shallows at Williamstown Beach, or enjoy the peace and beauty of Williamstown Botanic Gardens. Pit your science know-how against the kids with the interactive exhibits at Scienceworks. 

How to get there
Williamstown is approximately 15 minutes from Melbourne via the West Gate Freeway. Ferries leave from berth 1, Southgate and depart daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

Williamstown is a 30-minute train journey from Flinders Street Station, the last station on the Williamstown line.  You may be required to change trains at Footscray or Newport Station. The 472 bus from Footscray will also take you to Williamstown North.

Visitors out the front of Scienceworks

Scienceworks

Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.

Read more | Show on map

Enterprize off Ricketts Point in Port Phillip sailing for adventure on the high seas

Melbourne's Tall Ship - Enterprize

Step aboard Melbourne's Tall Ship Enterprize and step back to a time of daring voyages and discovery. Feel the romance and excitement of sailing with...

Read more | Show on map

Williamstown view from the Cruise

Cruise CD - City and Williamstown Return

Melbourne River Cruises

With Melbourne River Cruises, cruise by Melbourne's shipping channels and Docklands on your historic journey to the old maritime seaport of...

Read more | Show on map

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, named after its shape, is located in Williamstown and protects 30ha of coastal waters. The little promontory, west of the...

Read more | Show on map

Social

{C1764067-B31B-46E7-98B6-B3F4A88E9C87} otherpageSocialModule {DD56793C-2ECC-444F-9C50-2DA324C25367} Hide / Show

How to get here

What's on

Melbourne

Top