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Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Style: One Way
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Walk Summary

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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Getting There

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.

Public transport timetables

Further Information

Visitor Centre:  Open 9-5pm daily; ph 03 9932 4310,; 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.

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