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Melbourne: City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

1. Melbourne: City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Embark on a sightseeing cruise along Port Philip Bay to Williamstown. Take in the views of the Melbourne skyline and enjoy insightful audio commentary on board as you sail down the Yarra River. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  

The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

2. The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, on a 2-hour walking tour accompanied by your very own ghost host. Begin your evening at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in historic Nelson Place, Williamstown, and meander through the hidden alleyways accompanied by your local guide as you try to feel the spirits and ghosts that make this district so notorious once upon a time. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue, where the ghosts of children and young men still linger, and step into the opium den used in the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series for a taste of 19th-century decadence. Next, make your way to the one remaining operational time ball tower in the entire world and meet the spirits who protect it. Tours run every Friday and Saturday evening.

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What people are saying about Williamstown

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 178 reviews

It was lovely cruising down the Yarra River, listening to a very interesting commentary. The low profile boat only just skims under the very low bridges. The speed was perfect, great for seeing all the features of the river. The final approach to Williamstown was wonderful, looking to Commonwealth Reserve and back over Hobson’s Bay to Melbourne city. What a truly delightful little township is Williamstown. So much to explore that you won’t want to catch the first ferry back.

The trip was very informative thanks to Captain Jim’s clear description of the many features and history as we travelled to Wellington Point. Despite grey skies we were thankful only a shower or two fell. Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and would recommend it highly

Easy to purchase tickets, very comfortable trip. Williamstown was a lovely surprise for lunch. Captain Dave's commentary was entertaining and informative.

Everything was on time and the staff professional and friendly.

The trip was very informative & the crew were lovely.