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A pleasant walk along the Bay Trail West following part of the western shoreline of Port Phillip Bay.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy 12.7 km point to point walk on flat paths (shared bike trail).

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: After we arrive at Altona station we will walk to the Rockabye Candy Cafe for morning tea whilst we wait for other Nomads to arrive. At 10:45am we will begin our walk by heading off to Altona Beach where we can walk out along the new 310m Altona Pier (opened Jan 22nd 2024). The old 1800’s timber pier was demolished after storm damage. Following the Bay Trail (West) and The Esplanade we soon pass through the Altona Coastal Park and across the Kororoit Creek. We pass the Kororoit Creek Historic Fishing Village, through the Paisley-Challias Wetlands and Domwell’s Round. Depending on time and weather, we can stop for a swim at Williamstown Beach and a drink at a kiosk, if open. Continuing on, we can make a detour and visit the Williamstown Botanic Gardens before passing the Fort Gellibrand Rock Pools and passing through the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park and Lookout. From here we walk along Nelson Place to Gem Pier to catch the 4pm ferry to St Kilda. For anyone returning by train, it is an 800m/11 min walk to the Williamstown Station.