The 10 Best Things to Do in Williamstown, Australia

December 9, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Discover the best top things to do in Williamstown, Australia including Williamstown Botanic Gardens, City Circle Tram, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Scienceworks, St Kilda Pier, Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown, ARHS Railway Museum, Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, ArtVo.
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1. Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia +61 3 9932 1000
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental lake amongst its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, is a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic, stroll the intricate pathways or relax and daydream on the green lawns. A few minutes from the Williamstown Beach Railway Station, the Gardens have gravel paths providing good accessibility. Open all year. Beach and facilities nearby. Free.

Reviewed By Catherine M - Melbourne, Australia

The Grand Elm is a beautiful spot within the Botanical Gardens to get married. Strict booking regulations apply. Wedding hire companies can help make your wedding picture perfect.
I offer an onsite rehearsal and this couple opted to have it the weekend before their Friday wedding. We were unable to have the rehearsal under the elm as another wedding was in progress, but we were able to have the rehearsal in a nook to the side.

2. City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 1800 800 007
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

City Circle Tram

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Reviewed By JFTasmania - Melbourne, Australia

Nice that the city it's on free trams, especially in a time when people are lining up for your money - for example try parking in the city!
There are a few reasonable parking buildings that will not fleece you, then you can ride the tram around to where you wanna go for free.
Also there's the nostalgic side. These are old well restored trams, a bit rickity and noisy, not exactly my style, but I can see lots of people appreciate such things, so has to almost be a must if your coming to admire the Victorian era of the city.

3. Sun Theatre Yarraville

8 Ballarat St, Yarraville, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3013, Australia +61 3 9362 0999
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5 based on 398 reviews

Sun Theatre Yarraville

Reviewed By rjimlad - Melbourne, Australia

The Sun is a restored Art Deco suburban theatre; now a cinema. It has three (I think) cinemas of differing sizes and each are rather beautiful. The seats are new and are deep and comfortable with big wide arms to rest your drinks on.
It gets very crowded in the foyer and you need to book, especially on half-price night. Right outside the main entrance is a little piazza on the Yarraville strip where people have picnics or visit the adjoining restaurants. It's a great locality and the Sun occupies a central place in it.

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia +61 3 9392 4800
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4 based on 596 reviews

Scienceworks

Scienceworks makes science an adventure! Through our changing Exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds and active bodies! Inside: Imagine tomorrow today in the interactive and innovative Think Ahead exhibition; Take the sporting challenge and learn about the science behind moving your body; Designed especially for 3 - 8 year olds create your own city in Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition; Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium; Learn about electricity and lightning through spectacular demonstrations in the Lightning Room; Go on a guided tour of the historic Spotswood Pumping Station; Discover the evolution of Spotswood in the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk (mobile tour), and that's just start!

Reviewed By danielkayelene - Stanthorpe, Australia

My kids and I spent 3 hours in Scienceworks and could've spent a lot longer. There were heaps of interactive displays that kids could get their hands on. Arrive early and you'll have the place to yourself for a while before the school kids turn up in their droves. Even with busloads of local school kids, there were enough things to do without waiting too long. My kids loved it. If you get there early, there is free parking on the street, otherwise you can pay for parking in the designated Scienceworks carpark.

5. St Kilda Pier

Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 351 reviews

St Kilda Pier

St Kilda Pier is a Melbourne landmark and has traditionally been one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions. Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, in-line skating and fishing. St Kilda's Little Penguin colony is well-known for making the breakwater its home, and is a popular tourist attraction. You can view the Little Penguins from the viewing platform at St Kilda Pier or by charter boat. St Kilda Pier has safe wheelchair access, lighting, handrails, drinking Fountains, toilets, barbeques and a picnic and playground area. Only 5km from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda is well serviced by public transport. Take the tram from the heart of the city. Alternatively, car parking is available in the vicinity of the foreshore.

Reviewed By arfaus - Hong Kong, China

We had a great afternoon walk along the pier and the breakwater. I thought we weren't going to see any penguins during the day, but we saw two - and plenty of orange starfish, jellyfish, other marine creatures and birds. Be sure to bring a jacket or jumper though, because it can obviously get quite cool and windy.

6. Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

Nelson Place, corner Syme Street, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

Reviewed By Oldjack - Greater Melbourne, Australia

Commonwealth Reserve is in the historic area of Williamston in Nelson Place. It has large old trees and also the waterfront and gem Pier as well the old restaurants and shops along Nelson Place. It is a great place for a picnic and a stroll.

7. ARHS Railway Museum

26 Champion Rd, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia +61 3 9397 7412
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4 based on 23 reviews

ARHS Railway Museum

The Railway Museum has a large collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives spanning over 100 years of Victoria's railway history, as well as a variety of passenger and goods carriages, several railway cranes, signalling and other equipment. It also features a 1950s O scale model railway with hand-made models of various Victorian Railways trains. We are currently open 12 to 5pm every Saturday, and also open 12 to 5pm on Sundays during school holidays. We are also able to open the museum during the week for group bookings such as school excursions or club visits.

Reviewed By GreyNomads888 - Melbourne, Australia

Easy location to get to. Entry price is reasonable.Great selection of engines.Engines and carriages are deteriorating, metal work is being eaten away and timber is rotting.
A fast tracked restoration program is required to get these engineering marvels back to their former glory. A good start would be to get get a roof over them.Still a great place for the kids and railway enthusiasts to visit.

8. Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre

1 Syme St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia +61 3 9932 4310
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed By Betula103 - Australia

This centre is conveniently sited in central Williamstown on the corner of a park and near the port. I was amazed by the amount of information available about this and other areas plus other activities and places of interest in the state of Victoria. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Full marks! I actually did a free Friday morning walking tour from here however they are not available all year.

9. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia +61 3 9252 2300
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.

Reviewed By CupcakeSue - Melbourne

A stroll through Melbournes Botanical Gardens is a must. The beautiful old trees, swans on the lakes, manicured lawns and variety of specific displays create a beautiful serene ambience...a very manageable stroll or quick tram ride from Melbournes busy city.

10. ArtVo

26 Star Cres | Level 1, Harbour Town, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia +61 3 9600 1118
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5 based on 583 reviews

ArtVo

Welcome to Australia's first immersive, 3D 'trick-art' gallery. Priceless photos. Unbelievable scenarios. Explore the interactive gallery with over 11 themed zones. Touch the art and have fun!

Reviewed By Penelope K

If you want to take some amazing photo's of the family or selfies, this is the place. The pictures are 3 dimensional, and there are many to see. There are no seats along the way, so it can be a bit tiring. If you have...MoreThank you Penelope for taking the time to review us! We hope you had an awesome time with us Regards, Team ArtVo

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