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After a visit to the info centre, we also walked further up to this reserve, with beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Shane B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Cannons

The John E Morley reserve has a toilet block to its North (just next to Burgoyne Reserve) and some... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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Corner Ferguson Street and the Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The small park runs from Ferguson Street to the Willaimstown Sailing Club and has some interesting old relics but its most significant feature is the view across Hobson's Bay to Melbourne.A walk down Ferguson Street Pier is also worthwhile as is the White House opposite...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 31 March 2018

After a visit to the info centre, we also walked further up to this reserve, with beautiful old cannons and well kept grounds. A good place to enjoy some more greenery next to the bay.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The John E Morley reserve has a toilet block to its North (just next to Burgoyne Reserve) and some wonderful old English cannons, from about 150 years ago I think. There is also a war memorial on the Strand a short distance away.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The park is essentially the green strip between the Strand and the water of Hobsons bay which provides a pleasant place to walk along the strand with great view of the city across the bay.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We decided to have an impromptu picnic but all the tables are unshaded - which is not good on a Melbourne summer's day. Nicely maintained but watch for cyclists on the path.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a very small area but it does provide a pleasant place to walk along the Strand and provides excellent views of the city.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Good place to have a picnic and a little less crowded than Commonwealth park. Has some historical artefacts as well as a few picnic tables and nice grass, some shade.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Morley Reserve is right by the shore of Hobson's Bay. The grass is green, it's a nice place a picnic when the weather is fine. The Morley Reserve has some interesting iron cannons, front loaders 150 years old, cast in Newcastle-on-Tyne in the north-east...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If your in Williamstown this is the place you need to visit. You can park your car and take a walk along the waterfront. Make sure you take a photo with the cannons. The picnic benches allow you to have lunch with million dollar views...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This area is most famous as this is where most of the TV stations take pictures of Melbourne (bring Your Camera) You can buy chips over the road and just sit down and enjoy the view and food. Close to the many cafes in Nelson...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank peterbR4795OF
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