Nelson Place – Williamstown

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Originally Melbourne’s first sea port, Nelson Place was once the town centre of Williamstown, lined with historic buildings which are now restaurants, hotels and galleries. The heritage streetscape of Nelson Place sits alongside tree lined parks, museums including a serving WWII ship and a thriving retail and hospitality precinct. Williamstown has developed into a popular and fashionable maritime village.

Visit the Williamstown Maritime Museum at Gem Pier, and set sail on the Enterprise, the first vessel to carry European settlers up the Yarra. Explore the diverse range of arts, crafts and other specialty shops around historic Nelson Place. Dine out in the waterfront eateries housed in the beautiful old buildings with photogenic views of the city skyline. Take a bird’s eye view of Melbourne with Melbourne Seaplanes which operate from the water at Williamstown.

Scenic views of Melbourne’s city skyline can be enjoyed from Gem Pier where cruises on the Yarra River and the bay depart regularly. Whether you arrive by train, car or boat, be prepared to step back in time and walk the streets of Melbourne’s oldest suburb.


Carpark Free Wifi History & Heritage Picnic Area Public Toilet Wheelchair access


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