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River cruise disembarks at this pier

The river cruise we took down the Yarra disembarks at this pier. A short walk to the Williamstown... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
Tony W
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Sydney
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Visited on Saturday 3rd March. This was the starting and finishing point of our short visit to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
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1 Syme St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original pier was built in 1839 and called the Jetty and later called the Old Pier in 1853 and then the Steamboat Pier from 1860 to 1870. In 1870 it became the Gem Pier named after a paddlesteamer Gem that ran ferry services between...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

The river cruise we took down the Yarra disembarks at this pier. A short walk to the Williamstown waterfront with its pubs and cafes or grab some fish and chips and have a picnic in the park. This pier is also home to the HMAS...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived by ferry at gem pier and enjoyed the view and the tranquil setting it provides. It was a very welcoming way to enter Williamstown

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited on Saturday 3rd March. This was the starting and finishing point of our short visit to Williamstown as we were doing a river cruise from CBD to Williamstown and our ferry was berthed here.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Not a big attraction, makes a great contribution to a day trip. As part of the farmers market, HMAS Castlemaine and cafe meal. Jelly fish are amazing, definitely worth getting out on the water.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

With the old Corvette along the pier, the sea plane terminal nearby, and stops for the ferries to the city and to St Kilda, so many things happen here. It is great for a wander to see the sights across the bay.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great walk with superb city views, near the park which has seats and a great place to linger. Also you can take a ferry to the city.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank patriciaj146
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Just off Commonwealth Reserve this short wooden pier is a pleasant stroll overlooking the yacht berths, watching the ferries depart and exceptional views across to the Melbourne skyline.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This old pier offers stunning views of Melbourne, moored sailing boats & loading cranes of the docks. The adjacent Commonwealth Reserve offers great location for picnics. At the end of pier you have HMAS Castlemaine, a WW2 museum ship. Opposite l also saw 'Kookaburra', our...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a historic old peir with great views of the city to the north and now excellent views of the loading cranes in the docks.The Castlemaine is permamnently moored at the pier and it is the place to catch the ferry.In December 1959 Gregory...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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