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1998 trip pg 1
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Williamstown views
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Willy Botanic Gardens
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Art Deco Walk of Inner Melbourne. Courtesy of the Society Art Deco Victoria
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Western Coastal Bike Trail


A series of bike trails cross Melbourne and extend as far as the Dandenongs.

Most of the trails are about 10 km, which could take about two hours to complete. The trails are usually linked, and you can extend your tour if you like.

Note: this is the opposite direction to the way I went in the photostory.

Trail Features/Landmarks

Scienceworks, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia -- photograph th_sworks.jpg - 5668 Bytes


Hands-on exhibitions and activities, especially for kids of all ages. Spotswood Pumping Station, steam engines in action. Melbourne Planetarium (which replaced H.V.McKay Planetarium). Lightning Room.

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Take the train on Werribee, Williamstown or Newport line, alight at Spotswood railway station. 10 minute walk (signposted). Or catch the City Wanderer bus from Flinders Street station.

Greenwich Reserve
At Greenwich Reserve the trail stops abruptly. Proceed uphill across the grass to rejoin the trail going towards Williamstown.

The Strand

Nelson Place, Williamstown; 120x110
Nelson Place
Craft market every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

HMAS Castlemaine, Williamstown
HMAS Castlemaine Maritime Museum
Ex-navy vessel at Gem Pier.

Gem Pier

Commonwealth Reserve
Follow Nelson Place by road after the trail ends just past the reserve. Continue right and follow the road until Morns Street then turn left.

Timeball, Williamstown, capital city bike trail, Victoria
Timeball Tower
Follow the unsurfaced track beside the water to rejoin the asphalt trail at Williamstown beach.

Point Gellibrand

Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Williamstown Botanical Gardens

Established in 1860, these gardens are just across the street from the bay. They are on the Western Coastal Bike Trail

Williamstown Beach, Victoria, Australia

Williamstown Beach

550 m long beach, almost south-facing. Patrolled by Williamstown Swimming and Surf Life Saving Club. Picnic area and park.
See also: Beach Safe web site


Just the facts:

Visit Victoria
Getting there: Train to Williamstown Beach, or ferry from Southbank.