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Williamstown

Williamstown is not part of the greater Geelong region but part of Melbourne’s western seaside suburbs. We have included it on Intown as this up and coming trendy township and Melbourne’s first port is under an hour’s drive from the centre of Geelong. Williamstown has so much to offer and is the ideal place for a daytrip from the Geelong region…

About

Although a suburb of Melbourne and not part of the Geelong region, Williamstown is in easy reach and well worth a day trip or a little longer stay. With magnificent heritage, a thriving waterfront this town is one of Victoria’s treasures. …Read more

Highlights

The alfresco dining along the historic Nelson Place is very popular on weekends when people flock from miles to enjoy the beauty of this seaside village. Many of the specialty shops offer unique gifts and crafts and the Williamstown Craft Market on the 3rd Sunday attracts thousands. …Read more

History

Williamstown has built its heritage around the sea, being on of Melbourne’s busiest ports. Many of the maritime village still exists today with some beautiful architecture and streetscaping complementing the area. …Read more

Places to Stay

Williamstown offers plenty of heritage style accommodation whether it is guest house or bed and breakfast. There are also plenty of boutique hotels popping up which are very popular for the traveler. …Read more

Map

Situated on the mouth of the Yarra River with spectacular views of Melbourne’s spectacular skyline, Williamstown is in easy reach by either road, rail and even water. …Read more

Attractions

Williamstown is rich in maritime and colonial heritage and has a wealth of things to see and do all within easy reach of one another. …Read more

Photo Gallery

Beautiful parklands, historic restored buildings and a beautiful bayfront overlooking the tall glass and concrete monoliths of Melbourne. Williamstown is one of the jewels of Port Phillip Bay. …Read more

Fishing

Williamstown offers some great fishing both in Hobson’s Bay and Port Phillip. Flathead, whiting and snapper are popular catches both from the shore and boating. …Read more

Did you know

Williamstown’s maritime museum is located on board the World War II minesweeping corvette HMAS, which is tied up at Gem Pier adjacent to Commonwealth Reserve right in the heart of the township.