Four Reasons to Visit Williamstown

One of the oldest suburbs in Melbourne; Williamstown is a beautiful seaside town thats located just below 15 km outside of Melbourne’s CBD. Williamstown, Melbourne’s original port, has lots to offer so let me share four reasons to visit beautiful Williamstown.

Boats in the water

The views

The views from Williamstown looking out across the bay are memorable.

There’s an array of yachts and boats perfectly positioned, with the city skyline in the background. It’s quite surreal. Isn’t there is just something so calming about being at the water? Plus, with the city skyline in the distance really puts things into perspective and allows you to appreciate the city in all its glory.

Female standing on boardwalk in front of boats and city skyline in the background.

The markets

Usually there is a farmers market on every weekend – there’s always something new happening! Local markets are not only a great way to pass the time but it gives you the chance to discover new local businesses, and even try some of the produce. Everyone seemed to love the raw honey as people were passing us by with buckets and buckets of it.

Farmers market
Farmers market sign advertising brownie banana bread
Farmers market stall

The shops

Is it possible to go anywhere any not visit shops? Not on my watch.

Williamstown boasts a variety of local jewellery, fashion and homeware shops. Don’t worry fashionistas, your typical Australian fashion retails like Witchery, Grace and Willow and Trenery can still be found but it’s nice you have the option to discover new labels too. I am a sucker for home fragrances, from diffusers and candles to oil burners – you name it, I’ll have my eye on it – so it was cool to come across new scents and brands.

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Could you resist these gorgeous candles?


Williamstown has an interesting maritime and aboriginal history. The buildings all have a Victorian-like-era feel to them, which makes it seem like you have going back in time that link past and future. Find out more about the town’s history here.

Ship parked up by the sea

Have you visited Williamstown before and if so, what did you think of it? Drop me a comment as I’d love to find out more about your trip!

Looking for other places to explore in Melbourne? Check out my other posts here.

B x





2 thoughts on “Four Reasons to Visit Williamstown

  1. I have visited Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and other places within Australia! Absolutely loved it. A blessed country, loved reading your post and I agree if one can afford it they should go and visit. If we can’t afford it, I am glad there are posts like yours that take people on a journey through these wonderful places!

    Blessings from Seattle,
    Ann Marie Ruby |

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