Williamstown, Altona, Newport & Spotswood
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.
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.
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.
The Strand, Williamstown
Movies by the Bay, Logan Reserve, Altona