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Hobsons Bay Bus Tour

Explore Hobsons Bay with our Melbourne bus tour. Visit historical landmarks, beautiful beaches, lush gardens, and enjoy local culinary delights in a day.

$10 per person

Tuesdays & Saturdays


10:30 - 16:30

Explore Hobsons Bay: A Day Trip from Melbourne

Join our bus tour to Hobsons Bay, located just 7km from Melbourne. This area offers a unique escape with its quiet coastal atmosphere and scenic parklands. We'll take you through historical and natural landmarks that define the essence of this charming suburb.

Our route includes the Commonwealth Reserve and Gem Pier in Williamstown, where you can enjoy peaceful views of Melbourne across the water. Wander through the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, established in the 19th century, to appreciate their well-kept paths and diverse plant life.

We'll also visit Altona Beach, known for its calm waters and local art scene. For those who enjoy a good view, the 100 Steps of Federation in the Truganina Coastal Parklands offer stunning vistas of the city and its surrounds. Relax in the serene setting of Newport Lakes, a natural oasis teeming with plant and bird life.

The tour concludes with a visit to Grazeland (available on Saturdays), a vibrant food market where you can taste various local cuisines. This day trip is a perfect way to experience the quiet charm and hidden treasures of Hobsons Bay.

•  Botanic Gardens

• Beaches & Parklands

• Grazeland


Itinerary Stops



Gem Pier and Commonwealth Reserve

Grab a coffee amongst the heritage frontages of Nelson Place and look past yacht masts and the HMAS Castlemaine to great views of the City of Melbourne.


Williamstown Botanic Gardens & Beach

Dating back to 1860, Williamstown Botanic Gardens are nestled next to Williamstown Beach and feature an iconic palm avenue and intricate pathways through lush gardens.


Altona Beach (Tues only)

In addition to the calm waters of Altona Beach, there is so much to explore along Pier street. Grab some lunch, enjoy the Tuesday Beach Market, learn about the history of Altona Homestead or take in some art at the Louis Joel Gallery.


Truganina Coastal Parklands

Climb the stone staircase known as 100 Steps of Federation to enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Melbourne City and adjoining Cheetham Wetlands at the highest land point between Melbourne and the You Yangs mountain range.


Newport Lakes

Enjoy the tranquil bushland setting of Newport Lakes, a 33-hectare oasis which is home to 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds.


Grazeland (Sat only)

Discover the best of Melbourne’s food scene with over 50 food vendors housed in repurposed shipping containers. There is a $4 admission fee to Grazeland for adults and children 12 and over.