We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

Review Highlights
Perfect place for a picnic

Get off the ferry, wander up to one of the fish and chip places and enjoy a picnic in the park... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Tony W
,
Sydney
Some nautical history

Sea views, public toilets, a playground, and the tourist information centre, but that is not all... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
platypus150
,
Melbourne, Australia
Read all 31 reviews
24
All photos (24)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good56%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
About
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
22°
11°
Mar
18°
Apr
15°
May
Contact
| Nelson Place, corner Syme Street, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
Website
Improve This Listing
Reviews (31)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveler rating
12
16
2
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
12
16
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great place for a picnic fish and chips nelson place old trees visitor information centre rotunda hmas gauge tide gem cafes pier park toilets playground anchor bay
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has a great location in Nelson Place and with Gem Pier and the water it could be so much better.The trees are large, it has toilets and a Visitor Information Center and access to the water and the historic buildings along Nelson Place that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Get off the ferry, wander up to one of the fish and chip places and enjoy a picnic in the park. Plenty of great facilities as well as a fantastic view over the water and the HMAS Castlemaine.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Sea views, public toilets, a playground, and the tourist information centre, but that is not all. there are also artifacts from the nautical history of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a beautiful place to watch the sky at dusk. I walk with the dog at least twice a week here and some nights I just have to stop catch my breath and take a photo. In Summer there are bands in the rotunda....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a fabulous historical town with lots to do and read about the “olden days”. The walk along the pier is good just to get a feel of the size of the place and there are many old and historical buildings, especially near the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Lovely calm spot. Great when we arrived as a school excursion was going on, so lots of young children enjoying exploring the area too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on market Sunday as part of a day trip. Market was tiny, quite disappointing. Park is very well maintained, beautiful old trees. Toilets on site. Parking is tricky, on market day, one or two hours on a Sunday. You can't linger.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank I5730PBrebeccaw
Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a playground, toilets at the Information Centre, the Gem Pier nearby, and many places for food. It is a great place for a picnic under the trees on the soft green grass. The views across the bay to the city are well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Commonwealth Reserve is bordered by Nelson Place and is the location for the Visitor Information Centre and the Gem Pier. Once a mud flat and reclaimed many years ago it is a nice park although not great but it has excellent views of the city...More

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

Lovely park with great elm trees & views across to city of Melbourne. Ideal for picnics. Visitor centre is located here. Close to shops, cafes, bars & restaurants. There are some interesting remnants of Williamstown's maritime past: Tide Gauge House, built in 1860 and the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Arthur B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Middle Park Hotel
280 reviews
5.36 km away
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
214 reviews
5.77 km away
Pan Pacific Melbourne
4,321 reviews
5.84 km away
The Prince Hotel
30 reviews
5.91 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 128 nearby restaurants
General Food Co
69 reviews
.08 km away
Pelicans Landing
290 reviews
.20 km away
Ticktok
120 reviews
.31 km away
Off the Pier - Fish and Chippery
77 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 61 nearby attractions
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
158 reviews
.92 km away
Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre
24 reviews
.20 km away
Point Gellibrand Heritage Park
26 reviews
.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines