Williamstown Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park to Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park

56 Ann Street, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

Williamstown Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park to Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park

56 Ann Street, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

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1 h 23 m
5.57 km
Easy

From Williamstown railway station to the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, along the foreshore past Williamstown Football Ground and beach to the Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park.

Williamstown Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park to Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park

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Summary

From Williamstown railway station to the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, along the foreshore past Williamstown Football Ground and beach to the Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park.

Description

From Williamstown railway station to the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, along the foreshore past Williamstown Football Ground and beach to the Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park.
Start at Williamstown railway station at the historic footbridge. Follow the walking path towards Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park. You will see the Williamstown timeball tower on your left. Follow the path along the foreshore to your right - past an original bluestone quarry, Williamstown Football Ground at Cyril Curtain Reserve, Williamstown beach with historic lifesaving clubrooms.
At the end of the beach is the fishing village made famous by artist, John Perceval, in his painting ‘Gannets diving’ 1956.
Further along the foreshore is the Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park that contains rare species of beaded and shrubby glasswort and rounded noon-flower. A boardwalk allows walkers to look around without endangering the flora and fauna.
Take your time and enjoy the swans, pelicans, gannets, ibis and many other birds that make the most of the lakes.

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Points of Interest

1. Williamstown timeball tower

The Williamstown tower was built in 1849 of local bluestone. It was originally a lighthouse, and later served as a timeball tower from 1861 to 1926.

2. Williamstown railway station and historic footbridge

Ann Street footbridge

3. View to Hobsons Bay

Point Gellibrand Coastal and Heritage Park

4. Sculpture in Cyril Curtain Reserve

Sculpture looking out to Hobsons Bay

5. The Rocks Williamstown

Williamstown Football Clubrooms on Cyril Curtain Reserve

6. Foreshore from Hatt Reserve walking path

Foreshore from Hatt Reserve walking path

7. Pelicans at Williamstown Beach

Pelicans waiting for fish scraps from the fishermen at Williamstown Angling Club.

8. Williamstown Beach

Williamstown Beach at Shelleys Beach Pavilion (formerly Sirens)

9. Gloucester Reserve

The water here is known to locals as 'the crystal' because it is usually crystal clear and good for snorkelling.

10. Fishing village

The fishing village made famous by artist, John Perceval, in his painting ‘Gannets diving’ 1956.

11. Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

Beach at Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

12. Boardwalk at Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

Boardwalk at Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve allows walkers to look around without endangering the flora and fauna.

13. Bird life

Take your time and enjoy the swans, pelicans, gannets, ibis and many other birds that make the most of the lakes.

14. Cute bird

Cute bird

15. Overview of Jawbone Flora and Fauna Park

Looking back towards the city

16. Paisley-Challis Wetlands

The path continues along Kororoit Creek to Altona Coastal Park and further on to Altona Beach


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden