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Williamstown

Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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$18*
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
84%
Ranked #37 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
179 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This bayside suburb of Melbourne dates back to 1837, though of course there were Indigenous people in the area for many years before then. A lot of buildings remain from the nineteenth century, and as yet I've looked at few of them. Like most of the reviewers here, I've travelled to Williamstown by ferry from Southbank with friends, had a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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136 reviews 136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Williamstown is a sweet little historical vilage with some attractive Victorian buildings and houses as well as some sensible lunch (and gelato!) options. Well worth a stroll around based on the pamphlets available from the visitor centre at the wharf.Lot's of history here - we were particularly taken by the story of the CSS Shanandoah. But perhaps the best bit... More 

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london
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Be careful which ferry you take out, don't take the first one as you walk along southbank from the opera house- continue down to the end with the wide blue and yellow ferries- much better organised, equipped and punctual. Once at williamstown, there is a nice gallery opposite the pier but not much else in the way of shops except... More 

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Brisbane
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Interesting ferry ride even though it was very cold that day. Lots to look at on the way and the commentary was good. Great fish 'n' chips at Off The Pier (cheap too!). The guided tour of the town by the Council Info place is well worth doing. No toilets on the ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had a good time on the beach with a family me as a father mother son Abaan ur rahman and aalim ur rahman went there 14 Friday November

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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Boarded the ferry at southbank ,beautiful day for boat trip, great shops ,friendly and helpful,people had a great meal at little cafe.:)

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a lovely part of Melbourne to visit. It's a nice ferry ride and you get to see Melbourne from a different perspective. Williamstown is great to wander, lots of nice shops to meander through and a lovely selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Great day out!

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Werribee, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For the 38 years I have lived in Australia I have loved visiting Williamstown with family and friends. My eldest daughter married nearly five years ago in the Botanical gardens. Lovely beach for children beyond the gardens. Interesting place to walk around and look at the early buildings in Melbourne. the graveyard is also interesting (watch out for the rabbits... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have a soft spot with Williamstown and have been going there every year.From where I live it takes me 45mins so I only go there for lunch in summertime.Great community and love the cool shops and great views of the bay.By the bay, you can visit the HMAS Castlemaine war ship and great place for the kids to look... More 

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Queensland Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited the Titanic Restaurant in Williamstown on Saturday night. Easy to get a cab to get there but getting back to the hotel was so hard. It's not a place you get lots of cabs at night and its about 40 minutes from the City.

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