Discover Your Own Backyard
Discover, Explore, Experience your Backyard
In partnership with Destination Melbourne, we encourage you to discover and experience all that your local area has to offer as part of a new local tourism campaign, called Discover Your Own Backyard.
There is always something new to discover or explore, so tell us! What do you like about Hobsons Bay? Where do you go out? Where do you take your visitors?
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There is no doubt that if the people visiting friends and family in our municipality have a great visitor experience, they will keep coming back, they will tell others, and our local community will continue to grow and benefit.
As part of the tourism campaign a competition was run for visitors to answer the following question, “What would you like to tell the world about Hobsons Bay?”
Congratulations to Jeremy Broad of Preston. His winning entry: "Beaches, cafes, bike paths and shops, Museums and restaurants, all short hops, Arriving from the city? "Take a punt! Begin your Hobsons Bay treasure hunt . . ." came about after his mother alerted him to the competition and encouraged him to enter. "It was quite a shock to win, absolutely amazing," Dr Broad says. The 25-year-old says Hobsons Bay is a beautiful area. "Williamstown is picturesque with its historic buildings and galleries. "Everyone is relaxed and friendly. Hobsons Bay residents are great people to get to know."
Dr Broad has won a prize package valued at over $1800.00 and includes accommodation at Quest Williamstown North and Captains Retreat B&B; a voucher for two people at Clay Skin and Body Salon Spa; two Lantern Ghost Tours; a one-hour family cruise on the Enterprize tall ship and a Museum Victoria membership; $100 dining vouchers for Mosaic, Fresh Chilli Thai, Ragusa and Duchess of Spotswood; and two double passes to two shows at Hobsons Bay Council's annual Arts At Your Doorstep program
For more information, please contact Denise Bohan or Sally Curtis on 9932 1000.
Discover Your Own Backyard Video
Produced by Wine.Food.Hotel in collaboration with Destination Melbourne and Hobsons Bay City Council where we follow the Coastal Trail and interview locals on the things they love best about living in their local area and unearth some of the hidden gems that only a local would know. The video features The Substation, Gem Pier, The Punt, Timeball Tower, Altona Beach and Truganina Coastal Park all located in Hobsons Bay.
For more information on all things to see and do in Hobsons Bay please visit www.visithobsonsbay.com.au