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.
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.
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: