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A colourful and urban seaside port city

Discover Fremantle

Uncover the local treasures of Perth's nearby port city, Fremantle. Known by the locals as Freo, this part of Western Australia is oozing with urban vibes, right beside the ocean. Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is one of Australia's largest ports and is waiting to be explored. Visit the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, Rottnest Island, Perth and much more.

Where should you visit in Fremantle?

Relax at Leighton Beach in Fremantle
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Visit the Victoria Hall in Fremantle
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Fremantle Markets

If you are a foodie, the Fremantle Markets are a must-visit during your stay in Western Australia. Operating for over 100 years, the Fremantle Markets is considered to be one of the world's premier tourist markets. Award-winning, the market features an abundance of fresh local produce, buskers, unique food offerings, and much more.

When can you visit the Fremantle Markets?

Located on the corner of South Terrace and Henderson Street in Fremantle, you can visit the weekend markets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Fremantle Markets are also open on public holidays. The Victorian-era building dates back to 1897 and has over 150 stalls on offer.

Sample local produce at the Fremantle Markets
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Listen to live local music in the city
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Visit the E-Shed Markets

The E-Shed Markets are located at Victoria Quay in Fremantle and are open 9 am - 5 pm Friday to Sunday (Also on public holidays). The only waterfront market in Western Australia has over 80 stalls to discover. Check out the International Food Court which offers a tasty variety of food. The Fremantle Village Art Market is also worth visiting.

South Beach Sunset Markets

Every Saturday (during summer), you can visit the South Beach Sunset Markets between 5 pm and 9 pm. Nestled behind the South Beach dunes, it is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic and soak up the local vibes.

Freo Farmers Market

On Sunday morning between 8 am and 12 pm, you can visit a market that supports the local WA farmers. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and meet local artisans, vintage sellers and small business owners. Take advantage of the picnic area, listen to the entertainment and savour the local flavours. Located at 79 Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield, it's a great opportunity to mingle with the locals.

Soak up the weekend vibes
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The Fremantle Markets are a must-do!

Fremantle Prison

Are you a history buff? Take a journey back in time and visit the Fremantle Prison. Western Australia's only World Heritage Listed building offers various tours including the Behind Bars and Torchlight tour! The prison was built as convict barracks in the 19th century and was used until 1991. Today, you can discover prisoner art, and colonial artefacts and hear about the escape stories.

Visit the Fremantle Prison and go on a convict prison tour!
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Cappuccino strip

Absorb the eclectic vibes of the Cappucino Strip, also known as South Terrace. Here, you can find a street lined with a large assortment of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Renowned for having a strong Italian influence, it's an ideal spot to savour authentic Italian pizza, pasta and great espresso. The perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining and soak up the Freo lifestyle.

An entertainment precinct

At night and during the weekends, this part of Freo is bursting with entertainment. From live music, pubs, clubs, open mic nights and much more. Home to the well-known Fremantle Markets, the northern end of the strip is where you can find over 150 stallholders.

Soak up the relaxed local vibes
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Admire street art and local artists
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WA Maritime Museum

Immerse yourself in Western Australia's maritime history. Situated beside the Indian Ocean, the WA Maritime Museum allows you to get up close to historic objects and vessels that were part of Australia's history. Learn more about WA's sporting, and sailing and admire America's cup-winning yacht - Australia II.

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Delve deep into the fascinating history of Australia's oldest shipwrecks. Take a wander and discover galleries that uncover the first European encounters with Australia and much more. The museum is open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm and is definitely worth a visit.

Be sure to visit the WA Shipwrecks Museum
Visit the Fishing Boat Harbour
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Food and drinks

Did you know? Fremantle has the highest concentration of restaurants anywhere in Western Australia. An ideal destination to go on a culinary journey and enjoy local produce, a buzzing atmosphere, and exceptional food and wine experiences.

Dine like a local in Fremantle WA

Little Creatures in Fremantle offers a very relaxed atmosphere. It is a great place for a bite to eat while enjoying one of their home-brewed beers. Or enjoy Perth's only absolute beachfront restaurant, Bather's Beach House which is located on the pearly white sands of Bathers Beach in Fremantle.

The Little Creatures Brewery is a must-do!
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Feel like a local in Freo
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Other places to visit

As well as the Fremantle Markets and the Fremantle Prison, there are plenty of other great places to discover in Freo. Built-in 1831, The Round House is the oldest public building in WA and its main purpose was to be used as a jail. if you would like to visit at a specific time, we recommend booking in advance.

The Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre is housed in a gothic heritage building, located in Fremantle East. Open daily, discover the latest exhibitions which showcase WA artists. In the shop, you can purchase prints, ceramics, woodwork, fashion, jewellery and much more.

Discover The Round House
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Take a wander to High Street in the West End
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Enjoy shopping in the city

Freo is one giant open-air shopping paradise with an array of boutique and vintage stores, along with the heritage lined streets. Whether you are searching for homewares, jewellery or a local bookstore, Fremantle is the place to indulge in some shopping.

Admire the Fremantle Town Hall
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Take a break and enjoy an iced coffee
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Where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean

If you are a beach lover, Freo is sure to impress! Soak up the beach lifestyle at a collection of sparkling beaches, along the Indian Ocean. Each one is unique with its own personality and showcases Fremantle's seaside heritage. Ideal for swimming and other water activities, it's a great place to spend your days in Fremantle.

  • Bathers Beach: Fremantle
  • Port Beach: North Fremantle
  • River Beach: North Fremantle
  • Leighton Beach: North Fremantle
  • South Beach: South Fremantle
Be dazzled by the turquoise water and bright white sand beaches
Be sure to pop over to Rottnest Island and discover more beaches!
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Rottnest Island

During your visit to Fremantle, discover a laid-back oasis offshore from the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island. Renowned for its exceptional natural beauty, Rottnest Island is bursting with things to do and see. Explore an array of beautiful beaches, go snorkelling, swimming, fishing, surfing, cycling or simply relax. Be enchanted by the sparkling Indian Ocean, coral reefs, shipwrecks and astounding views. Get up close to a quokka on Rottnest, well-known for their big and cheeky smiles!

A smiling quokka with a baby in its pouch
Say G'day to a quokka on Rottnest Island
Enjoy the stunning views of the Indian Ocean and Rottnest Island

Perth

Welcome to Australia's sunniest capital city, Perth. The world's most isolated city is located approximately 25 minutes drive from Freo in WA. Be captivated by King's Park, beautiful beaches, a fantastic food and wine scene, and much more. You can reach Fremantle via Perth Airport or choose to stay in the city of Perth. You can easily catch a train from Perth to Fremantle. If you choose to stay in Perth, there are plenty of options for accommodations and things to do!

Relax on City Beach in Perth
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Marvel at Perth by night

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Make your trip extra special by experiencing a unique stay from our large collection of hand-selected accommodations located in Fremantle and beyond. Your travel specialist will match you up with an accommodation that suits your wants and needs. A journey where your accommodation is an experience in itself.

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