Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car, Train, Ferry
Walk Area: Melbourne - West
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 15 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes
Walk Details Collated: 2009
Walk Details Provided By: Bushwalking Victoria
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Melway maps: 56 B10 start; 56 E11 finish.
Car parking: Street parking is ticketed but there is free parking at weekends on the corner of Nelson Place and Kanowna Street.
Public transport: Werribee train line to Williamstown Beach, changing trains at Newport. Alternatively, a ferry service operates from Southgate (City) to Gem Pier and the Visitor Centre.
Visitor Centre: Open 9-5pm daily; ph 03 9932 4310, www.visithobsonsbay.com.au; excellent self-guided walk maps available, including Waterfront Williamstown, Community Williamstown and Seaside Williamstown.
Dogs: Some leash-free areas otherwise dogs permitted on leash.
Facilities: There are seats in the parks; water and toilets at Williamstown Beach area, Fort Gellibrand Reserve, the Visitor Centre/Gem Pier and at Newport Station); barbecues; children's playgrounds; kiosks (Williamstown Beach area); and cafes around Nelson Place.
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: