Point Gellibrand has a rich history. It was the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement and seaport and was crucial to the initial growth …
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More a sleepy coastal hamlet than a suburb, it’s hard to believe that Williamstown is so close to the big city. So swap traffic fumes for some fresh sea air at Point Gellibrand.
Point Gellibrand Heritage Park
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- July 1997
Point Gellibrand has a rich history. It was the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement and seaport and was crucial to the initial growth of the state. Immerse yourself in Victoria’s colonial past by visiting Fort Gellibrand, retrace Ned Kelly’s steps along Battery Road, marvel at the ingenuity of early mariners at Timeball Tower or step back to a time when Point Gellibrand’s piers were the only gateway to a new colony.
A cycle or walk along the Bay trail is an excellent way to view the park.
Park map on mobile devices
PDF maps of this park are available to download for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. These interactive maps allow you to see an overview of visitor facilities, calculate distances, see walking tracks, and (with sufficient mobile signal) locate yourself within the park. To download these maps, you must first install the free Avenza PDF Maps application.
If you don’t have a mobile Apple device, these PDF maps are also available for download under the ‘Related publications’ section below.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
- Map - Point Gellibrand Heritage Park (PDF File 919.5 KB)
Optimised for viewing on mobile devices.
- Park note - Point Gelibrand Coastal Heritage Park (PDF File 285.5 KB)
30 May 2013
The Friends of Beware Reef and Parks Victoria rangers celebrated the launch of a stylish new boat with a traditional champagne christening at Cape Conran yesterday. They were joined by children, parents and teachers from Orbost, Marlo, and St Josephs Primary schools in naming the sporty red and white Diodon, …