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Williamstown: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

1. Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way. 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.

Melbourne: City Skyline Seaplane Flight

3. Melbourne: City Skyline Seaplane Flight

Take a nostalgic trip that recalls the golden era of aviation with a scenic flight over Melbourne in a seaplane. Pass over the ship building and historic industrial area, turn right and fly past Williamstown's beautiful beaches, across to St. Kilda Marina, Brighton Beach and up past the Grand Prix track at Albert Park Lake. Fly past the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park, Melbourne’s renowned Botanical Gardens, The Shrine of Remembrance and Government House. Soar by the high rise towers of Melbourne's Central Business District, The Eureka Tower (Melbourne's tallest building), Crown Casino and the Southbank Precinct. Continue down the Yarra River past Melbourne Exhibition and Conference complex to the Docklands area. Make your way back over the Westgate Bridge before cruising past Port Melbourne beaches and landing back at Williamstown.

Williamstown: Coastline Seaplane Flight

4. Williamstown: Coastline Seaplane Flight

Take off in a seaplane from a purpose-built pontoon in Williamstown. Then view the impressive city skyline and surrounding bays and coastal beaches from the air. Soak up this unique way of viewing Melbourne and the magnificent sights of Port Phillip Bay.  When your flight ends, you will experience the thrill of your seaplane landing on the water. 

Other Sightseeing Options in Williamstown

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What people are saying about Williamstown

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17 reviews

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

It was a fun journey full of interesting and humorous tales about Melbourne and the Yarra. Our captain and first mate were friendly, helpful and good company. Recommend this cruise to all visitors.

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

Smooth arrangements from the jetty ticket office onto the boat and all along. Excellent commentary by an experienced captain.

The trip was very informative & the crew were lovely.