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Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

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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
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
Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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
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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
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