Wil­liamstown, Al­tona, New­port & Spotswood

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Wa­ter­front Wil­liamstown

His­tor­i­cal charm mixes freely with a con­tem­po­rary life­style show­cas­ing cafes and restau­rants over­look­ing a pic­turesque wa­ter­front in Mel­bourne’s old­est sub­urb. Board the HMAS Castle­maine, a float­ing mu­seum. Ex­pe­ri­ence a sea­plane flight, ghost tour, Ti­tanic ad­ven­ture, rail­way mu­seum and more.

Take one of three self-guided tours and visit more than 300 shops in a friendly main street set­ting, in­clud­ing more than 70 restau­rants, bars and cafes. Take the ferry from South­gate or the train to Wil­liamstown sta­tion.

His­toric Spotswood

Home to Science­works, the Mel­bourne Plan­e­tar­ium, cool cafes and Aus­tralian his­tory. Head to Science­works where you can ex­plore, un­earth and un­veil the in­ner work­ings of the world. See a show at Mel­bourne Plan­e­tar­ium then down­load the Spotswood in­dus­trial her­itage tour app. Take the train to Spotswood sta­tion.

Beach town Al­tona

Stroll the beach, spot the birds, walk the pier then watch the sun set over the bay as you dine al­fresco at one of a se­lec­tion of restau­rants and bars. With the beach and a tree-lined re­serve ad­ja­cent to the shop­ping area, Al­tona is a des­ti­na­tion with some­thing for ev­ery­one. Take the train to Al­tona sta­tion.

Bik­ing and walk­ing

Hob­sons Bay is blessed with 23 kilo­me­tres of paved walk­ing and cy­cling trails set along a stun­ning coast­line. Take the punt across the Yarra River, start at Spotswood and set your own course pass­ing through Wil­liamstown, Al­tona and be­yond. Look out for pub­lic art­works and mark­ers along the trail.

Cul­tural New­port

The Sub­sta­tion is one of Mel­bourne’s new­est and most ex­cit­ing arts des­ti­na­tions. Check out the sched­ule of per­for­mances and ex­hi­bi­tions. Take the train to New­port sta­tion.

Ex­plore the in­ner west’s her­itage, cul­ture and wa­ter­front lo­ca­tions.

It’s the per­fect day trip – close to the CBD yet a world away.

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