Williamstown is an historic seaport situated on a small peninsula with delightful views of the city and Port Phillip Bay.

We are only:

• 12-15 minutes (longer in peak hour) from the Melbourne CBD,

• 30 minutes from Avalon Airport and Jetstar flights,

• 35 minutes from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, and

• 40 minutes from the start of the Great Ocean Road.

Easy access to Science Works museum, the Western Ring Road, Altona, Yarraville and Geelong.

Things To Do

The HMAS Castlemaine on Gem Pier

See how the crew worked and lived aboard the HMAS Castlemaine, one of Australia’s historic ships that served in World War II.

Open weekends & Public holidays from 10am


Point Gellibrand Heritage Park

Immerse yourself in Williamstown’s history at Point Gellibrand, the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement and seaport. See the remains of Port Gellibrand where the Timeball Tower still stands amongst the beautiful views of Port Phillip Bay and the city of Melbourne.

Williamstown Beach

Hit the sandy beaches of Williamstown and soak up the sun!

Just a few minutes walk from Williamstown Beach Station

Williamstown Botanic Gardens

The Williamstown Botanic gardens first opened in 1860 and is home to an abundance of beautiful flowers and trees. The gardens also feature a lovely ornamental pond and some events from time to time.

The perfect place for a picnic or relaxing stroll!

10 minutes walk from the Commonwealth Reserve on Nelson Place or a few minutes walk from Williamstown Beach Station.


If you love markets, Williamstown has a variety of markets held throughout the month, featuring hand-made and home-grown products.

Craft Market – 3rd Sunday of every month
Commonwealth Reserve – 10am- 4pm

Farmer’s Market – 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Roberston Reserve – 9am – 2pm

There’s so many things to see in Williamstown and so many tours on offer!

Fan of ghosts tours? Check out Lantern Ghost Tours!

Fancy a scenic flight? Check out Melbourne Sea Planes!


Discover science and exhibits at the world renowned Scienceworks Museum. Scienceworks offers range of facilities along exhibits including the Melbourne Planetarium, Pumping Station and Lightning shows.

Close drive from Captains Retreat and Williamstown.

Open daily – 10am – 4.30pm

See information on current exhibits and events at:



See what shows are on in Williamstown:

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company
Williamstown Little Theatre

Dinner and a show is also available at the Titanic Restaurant!
Titantic Theatre Restaurant


Williamstown is also the perfect setting the most beautiful wedding. Popular wedding venues in the area include:

The Strand

Pelicans Landing

The Anchorage