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1 Syme St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

The Gem Pier offers excellent views of the CBD skyline. It is home to the battleship Castlemaine, which one can get onto and visit. There are several cruises that start from here and take you to St Kilda and up the river. A walk along...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Seema1709
Reviewed July 19, 2019

This historic little pier is on Port Philip Bay at Williamstown, between the marinas and boat sheds. It’s the home to the HMAS Castlemaine which is the last of the Bathurst-class war ships known as Corvettes. 60 Corvettes were made for the Australian Navy during...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pakabay
Reviewed June 18, 2019

It is pleasant to walk along this pier. There are ferries to take you up the river to the city and across the bay to St Kilda. There is the HMAS Castlemaine (WWII Corvette/Minesweeper) available to inspect and the many racing and cruising yachts and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank platypus150
Reviewed March 28, 2019

This is where our ferry boat arrived when we came to this town. Some nice sail boats nearby and a lovely view of the Bay. Entrance to the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 23, 2019

The original pier was built in 1839 and called the Jetty and later called the Old Pier in 1853 and then the Steamboat Pier from 1860 to 1870. In 1870 it became the Gem Pier named after a paddlesteamer Gem that ran ferry services between...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

The river cruise we took down the Yarra disembarks at this pier. A short walk to the Williamstown waterfront with its pubs and cafes or grab some fish and chips and have a picnic in the park. This pier is also home to the HMAS...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We arrived by ferry at gem pier and enjoyed the view and the tranquil setting it provides. It was a very welcoming way to enter Williamstown

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Visited on Saturday 3rd March. This was the starting and finishing point of our short visit to Williamstown as we were doing a river cruise from CBD to Williamstown and our ferry was berthed here.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Not a big attraction, makes a great contribution to a day trip. As part of the farmers market, HMAS Castlemaine and cafe meal. Jelly fish are amazing, definitely worth getting out on the water.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank I5730PBrebeccaw
Reviewed January 23, 2018

With the old Corvette along the pier, the sea plane terminal nearby, and stops for the ferries to the city and to St Kilda, so many things happen here. It is great for a wander to see the sights across the bay.

Date of experience: January 2018
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