The train line west through Footscray, Yarraville, Seddon, Newport and Williamstown links every culture and cuisine Melbourne has to offer


Spotswood: Orthodox Christian Mission


612-614 Melbourne Rd, Spotswood

This op shop has tiny rooms packed to the rafters with finds. Although crammed tighter than the 8.28 from Sydenham, it’s well organised and has a particularly good selection of coats.


Yarraville: Sun Theatre


8 Ballarat St, Yarraville

Catch a flick at this lovingly restored Art Deco gem. Grab a quirky choc top (minty Shrek, or banana Golden Snitch?) and peruse the telegrams from movie stars of yesteryear, received for the Sun’s opening in 1938.


Newport: Newport Lakes Reserve


Margaret St, Newport

This reclaimed quarry has been transformed into an inner urban oasis. Walking trails are shaded by native trees, leading down to a still lake divided by a stone causeway and inhabited by a pair of swans.


Williamstown Beach: Williamstown Botanic Gardens


Cnr Osborne & Giffard Sts,
Williamstown

Bring a parasol for twirling at this little slice of Victoriana, where smartly clippered lawns beckon picnickers beneath broad trees. Ornate black gates lead down a promenade of palm trees to manicured displays of salvias and succulents.


Williamstown: The Ice Cream Shoppe


199 Nelson Pl, Williamstown

Family-run for almost 30 years, each jewel-like pail of ice cream is made at the Macleod family factory just around the corner. The Shoppe is proudly old school, with flavours like Jaffa and butterscotch crunch.

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