If you’re taking the family to Scienceworks for the day, why not ride your bikes? Afterwards, you can take a trip on the Westgate Punt, which is now taking passengers between Spotswood and Port Melbourne for just $2 per person.
The pick-up point is Spotswood Jetty, just opposite Scienceworks on Douglas Parade, where there are a few carpaks, as well as Spotswood Station in close proximity. While most people on the punt are cyclists, you can board without a bike too!
There are plenty of spectacular views to admire in every direction, especially the view of the Westgate Bridge from underneath! And, at only 5 minutes per crossing, there’s no chance of the littlest passengers getting bored, either.
For older children, or those with heaps of energy, taking the bikes is a great option as the Punt links the Bay Trail West bike trail to the Bay Trail, so it opens up a pathway across the river for weekend cycling and walking trips.
The Punt runs every 20 minutes on weekdays in the morning between 6.30 am and 9.20 am, and in the afternoon between 4 pm and 6.50 pm for a fee of $2. On weekends and public holidays, it runs between 9 am and 5 pm (during daylight savings), with crossings on demand, and a fare of $5 one way, or $7 return.