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Things to do in Williamstown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“- Miles of sandy beach with calm water - surf life savers monitored - cafe and restaurants (try Sebastians for tapas overlooking the beach) - cycling path that is part of the Kororoit Creek pathways - scenic area great views and a bit of history”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“delicious Argentinian tapas, gorgeous decor, plenty of room does not feel cramped or crowded at all, super friendly staff.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“5 minutes walk to this hidden gem - the gardens are beautiful all year round with plenty of places to just sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds. If you are out for some exercise, include the meandering garden paths in your walk.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“An interesting range of cafes and resturants and a bit of shopping too. Historic gardens and great views.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Fun bar with a good menu - busy most evenings. Friendly staff and a WIlliamstown institution!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“If you want a 10 minute stroll for great coffee and some smashed avocado - this is the place to go. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
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“Yacht, boat, bay and city views. Great Italian food with fresh seafood. 20% discount for our guests.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Castlemaine is open every weekend and public holidays from 12pm to 5 pm and weekdays by appointment for school and adult groups Phone (03) 9397 2363 weekends or (03 9853 0823 before 10am weekdays. Visitors can visit a WW II warship painstakingly refurbished. Inspect the 4 inch gun, the bridge complete with wheel, compasses, radar screen and more. See the chart house over, the refurbished officer’s cabins & their wardroom. Get down amongst the powerful reciprocating steam engines. Ask a guide to explain how things work. Visitors can also inspect in what was the crew's mess a fascinating collection of nautical exhibits & memorabilia of the past, recording aspects of Australia's heritage.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you are into this kind of thing, you can book a multi award ghost tour with Australia's largest ghost tour operator! Visits include Melbourne's Pentridge Prison, Lunatic Asylum Ghost tour and Old Melbourne Ghost Tour!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Baylovers Reviewed 3 weeks ago Beautiful gardens that compliment this lovely town We spent some time strolling through these lovely gardens during our stay in cosy Williamstown. The gardens provide a great contrast to the seaside aspect of the town Geoff S Reviewed 9 November 2018 A cool spot for a picnic on New Year's Day A well kept lawn with plenty of shade and an enjoyable picnic lunch makes this place special. A walk along the nearby sandy beach tops off a pleasant day.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“- boats and more boats - ferry from Williamstown to Southbank outside the Langham hotel - feed seagulls - HMAS submarine museum - Sunday market - free open air movies at the park in Summer nights ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little pub with lots of character on the Anne Street Pier. Live music most Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tennis Court
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“A protected bay beach perfect for a swim or taking a walk along the sand. Stop and have a coffee at the Beach Kiosk and watch the pelicans and sea gulls. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“If you're into trains...here's loads of old locos and carriages & memorabilia on a defunct siding. Not glamourous, but real.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Amazing views of the city skyline, during day or night, great for walking, jogging. Check out the boats, big and small, at the various sailing clubs all the way to Nelson Place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Water and city view. Boats docked. Wonderful views! Great spot for a picnic in the summer. Lots of restaurants.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“delicious Argentinian tapas, gorgeous decor, plenty of room does not feel cramped or crowded at all, super friendly staff.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“A popular cafe with a good range of quiche, panini, pastries, muffins, salads.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Seafood and upmarket Modern Australian cuisine in a 2-storey space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Address: 1 The Strand, Williamstown VIC 3016 OPENING HOURS: Monday – Sunday Lunch from 12:00pm Dinner from 6:00pm Phone: (03) 9397 7474 www.thestrandrestaurant.com.au/ ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“On a Saturday night, go in for a drink and be entertained by the locals belting a tune from the 50s all the way to current ... ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“It's very rustic and the food is great, you will be pleasantly surprised. Bookings necessary, Friday and Saturday evenings”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love tapas? This is a seriously good place to go. Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This our favourite local restaurant for great value, great Indian food. Raj and his family have been running this restaurant for around for 20 years and have been consistently serving excellent food and service”
  • 2 locals recommend

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