Williamstown Tours

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Williamstown is a historic port village at the mouth of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The town has rich colonial history and makes a charming Sunday excursion from the city.

Melbourne’s original sea port is characterised with heritage landmarks that have endured more than 150 years on the salty edge of Hobsons Bay and Port Phillip Bay. The Old Morgue is made of bluestone and was built by convicts in 1859. The Timeball Tower at Point Gellibrand was built in 1855 as a lighthouse and timeball, and continues to keep time today. The Mechanics Institute built in 1860 now houses the Williamstown Historic Society and is open to the public every Sunday between noon and 4pm.

Williamstown is also a scenic spot for a walk along the promenade, some fish and chips by the pier and a view of the Melbourne city skyline. Finer dining and boutique browsing amongst Williamstown’s beautiful old buildings is another appealing way to spend an afternoon.

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Complement your Williamstown adventure with a cruise down the Yarra from Melbourne. Boats regularly depart from Southgate and St Kilda, and take you to Gem Pier in Williamstown. The one-way journey will take about an hour and cost adults under $30, and less for concession holders and children.

You can also take a train on the Williamstown line from Flinders Street Station or Southern Cross Station. Note that there are stations at North Williamstown, Williamstown Beach and Williamstown; Williamstown Station is the closest to Gem Pier and Point Gellibrand.
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Australia Day Afternoon or Sunset Cruise from Melbourne

Celebrate Australia Day with a 2.5-hour cruise aboard an atmospheric Melbourne Showboat. Travel through the harbor from the Yarra River to Port Phillip Bay, passing the Docklands, Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St Kilda Beach. Choose from either the daytime or sunset tour according to your preference.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$29.32 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Melbourne Burlesque Showboat Cruise

Enjoy a unique, naughty night out aboard the vintage Melbourne Showboat, complete with the entertaining antics of a burlesque show. Cruise down the Yarra River while savoring delicious canapés and a complimentary glass of bubbly. The evening’s onboard entertainment comes courtesy of a professional burlesque troupe, decked out in outlandish outfits that have a way of disappearing. After the boisterous, 1-hour burlesque and cabaret show, take in the riverside scenery as you cruise all the way to the historic port of Williamstown. 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$50.57 USD
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Melbourne Blues Brothers Evening Cruise

Spice up your sightseeing with entertainment from a Blues Brothers tribute band on this unforgettable 4-hour evening cruise of Melbourne. Admire views of Port Philip Bay, Williamstown and St Kilda Beach; make the most of the on-board bar (own expense); and dance to iconic tunes by artists such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Ray Charles.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$32.98 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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