Williamstown, VIC, 3016.

Places to stay cool


  • Waterline Place is so lucky to have Williamstown Beach just 1.5km away. It's so close you can walk there! Peace of mind is guaranteed with lifesavers patrolling the beach ensuring the safety of all swimmers.
  • If the beach isn't your thing, and you are a more serious swimmer, there is the Williamstown Swimming and Lifesaving Club has a 25m outdoor pool adjacent to the beach at 100 The Esplanade, Williamstown. Open from 9am – 6pm daily.
  • Bayfit Leisure Centre, just down the road in Altona North is a fantastic place for the whole family. WIth a swimming pool and aqua play it's a quick and cheap summer activity for the kids.
  • Funfields Whittlesea is Victoria’s biggest theme park and is approximately an hour drive from Waterline Place. Funfields is open for the summer, featuring rides including Dragon’s Revenge Swing, Mystic Kingdom, Pegasus Sky Bounce, Mystic Tree, Amazonia Water Play and many more!
  • Laughing Waters Swimming Hole located in Eltham is the perfect place to cool off surrounded by nature. You can lie on the banks of the Yarra or drift gently downstream with your favourite inflatable toy. You’ll find people lounging amongst the rock pools and enjoying the mini rapids.

  • Pound Bend Tunnel is a similar distance as Laughing Waters (roughly an hour drive) and is also a great spot for a picnic and cool down in Warrandyte. It’s a freshwater swimming area with naturally occurring rapids and a spa. There are also shallow pools nearby if you want a more relaxing experience. Make a day of it and visit the local shops and enjoy a meal on the balcony at The Grand Hotel. 
  • Blue Lake is set in a small area of bushland separate from the rest of Plenty Gorge State Park and is again approximately an hour's drive from Waterline Place. It’s tranquil and secluded given its proximity to Melbourne’s suburbs, with a BBQ area and toilets available on-site, making it the ideal location for a picnic with friends or family. There’s also a 2km-walking track around the lake for those wanting to explore the space further.
  • Finally, if you’re in the mood for a day trip, Torquay and Anglesea are both great options for a cool down. Both have amazing beaches that stretch far and wide and are fantastic for surfing. This area has a small-town feel that’s relaxed and welcoming.

 Stay cool, be sun-smart and keep safe around the water.