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
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.