Days Out: Western Suburbs

Medibank Icehouse
Ice sports and entertainment venue with two Olympic sized ice rinks, stadium seating for up to 1,000 people, skate school, specialist winter sports gym and a cafe, bar and function rooms. 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands 3008
HMAS Castlemaine
One of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and is the last such vessel still afloat. Open to the public on weekends, public holidays and by arrangement. Located at Gem Pier in Williamstown.
Polly Woodside
Located in South Wharf, the Polly Woodside is a late nineteenth century sailing ship which is now a museum and event space. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00-16:00. 2A Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Melbourne 3008.
Cliffhanger Climbing Gym
Australias tallest and largest indoor rock climbing centre with 20.0m (70 ft) high walls. Everybody is welcome, no experience required and all gear is available for hire. Corner Grieve Parade & Dohertys Road, Altona.
Altona Miniature Railway
Miniature railway and train rides over a 1.5 km length track on the 3rd Sunday of every month. 1 Blenheim Road, Altona North 3025.
Lantern Ghost Tours
Offers small group tours of Melbournes most haunted locations. 12-16 Parker Street, Williamstown 3016.
Pleasure Boat Cruises
Boat cruises and charters located in Docklands, with lunches, dinner dances, high teas and trips to Hobsons Bay, Williamstown and beyond. Berth 14, Central Pier, Docklands 3008
Melbourne Seaplanes
See Melbournes city skyline and surrounds via sea plane, with extensive charter options. Gift certificates and tailormade tours are available. Flights depart from Gem Pier in Williamstown.
Fox Classic Car Collection
Located in the Queen’s Warehouse this collection of classic cars including classic Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches. Open Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00-14:00 and Saturday from 10:00-13:00. 749-755 Collins Street, Docklands, 3008.
Sovereign Hill
Outdoor museum in Ballarat which is a reconstruction of the town as it was during the gold rush of the 1850s. Open 7 days. 39 Magpie Street, Ballarat 3350
Docklands Sunday Market
Held every Sunday from 10.00-17.00 with stalls selling clothing, art, crafts, jewellery, second hand books, plants and candles. New stall holders welcome. Located on Waterfront City, New Quay Promenade, 411 Docklands Drive, Doepel Way, Docklands 3008

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