Put Melbourne in perspective with the stunning city views from historic Williamstown by the water, just minutes from the CBD and offering the best of bayside with a western edge.
Wayfarers and seafarers
Sit back and relax in a cafe or bar along the Williamstown foreshore and soak up the proud maritime history of Williamstown, which was established in 1837 as Melbourne's first port.
Visit the fascinating Seaworks precinct and see which inspiring tall ship is visiting. Set sail once a month on the Enterprize, the first vessel to carry European settlers up the Yarra. Visit the Maritime Museum at Gem Pier, and check out the Sea Shepherd when it's in port.
The old and the new
Explore the diverse range of arts, crafts and other speciality shops around historic Nelson Place. Wander through the monthly craft market and dine out in the waterfront eateries housed in the beautifully restored old buildings with photogenic views of the city skyline.
Discover Williamstown's secrets at the intriguing Historical Museum, and get the darker side of historic Williamstown on a nightly ghost tour.
Beauty and the beach
Enjoy relaxing summer picnics and paddling in the shallows at Williamstown Beach, or enjoy the peace and beauty of Williamstown Botanic Gardens.