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Williamstown, Melbourne: 11 reviews and 31 photos

  Steam Packet Hotel
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  • Steam Packet Hotel - Melbourne
      Steam Packet Hotel
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  • How cute is this? - Melbourne
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  • Multi use building at left - Melbourne
      Multi use building at left
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  • Breizoz Restaurant - Melbourne
      Breizoz Restaurant
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When the Coode Canal was completed in 1887, Melbourne became the main dock for shipping as well, and Williamstown slowly subsided into a largely forgotten, almost rural, village backwater, where an unparalleled collection of lovely old buildings and houses was able to survive the short-sighted cultural devastation of the 1950s and 1960s.
The first pic shows the Steam Packet Hotel, built in the 1850's to replace the original Ship Inn from the 1830's.
I love the little cottage in pic 3, the colours are delightful.
The building on the left in pic 4 was originally the home of pilots and mariners and is one of the oldest surviving mansions, dating from 1859. For 40 years Miss Cathcart conducted a school here.
Picture 5 shows the multicultural nature of eating in Melbourne, the Breizoz French Creperie standing at the first T intersection you come to as you leave the Gem Pier.

Address: Williamstown, Victoria 3016
Directions: Osborne Street for most of the houses
Phone: 99324310
Website: http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Destinations/Williamstown

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2006
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