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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
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
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
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
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
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.