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FremantlePerth

Arty, eclectic Fremantle is known for its superb café culture, microbreweries and laid-back beach lifestyle. 

Come to Fremantle to shop at the colorful markets, eat tasty food from all over the world and browse the cutting-edge work on display in the town’s many art galleries. Discover the town’s convict past and admire stunning Victorian and Edwardian architecture that is like nothing else in Australia.

Warm in the winter and even warmer in the summer, Fremantle is popular with surfers and beach lovers alike, who come to enjoy the clear blue waters at Cottesloe Beach. Look out to sea and you can just make out the shape of Rottnest Island. Take a daytrip here to see World War II relics, pink salt lakes and thousands of quokkas, small native marsupials.

Take a tram tour or wander the streets to appreciate Fremantle’s unique architectural heritage. Stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings make up much of the city center. Explore the network of tunnels beneath Fremantle Prison and listen to ghost stories about former inmates. Above ground, the prison is now an informative museum and art gallery. Make sure you visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum, which has an impressive array of vessels including the America’s Cup winning yacht, Australia II.

Enjoy a coffee on Cappuccino Strip and mingle with the locals, who refer to their city as “Freo.” On the weekends, explore the lively Fremantle Market. Shop for fresh produce and listen to talented buskers plying their trade. Fremantle is a foodie’s paradise, so you can choose between a number of fine restaurants for your evening meal.

The flat, wide streets in Fremantle are easily explored on foot but the CAT bus is a good option for getting around too. It is free and runs every 10 minutes throughout the town. Look for the stop signs with the paw print.

Fremantle is located 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Perth. Take the 40-minute train ride from Perth or rent a car and take the scenic route along the Swan River.


Popular places to visit in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison

4.5/5(201 reviews)

The notorious prison where convicts were transported from Britain since the 1850s before housing local prisoners all the way up until 1991.

Round House
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Round House

4/5(23 reviews)

The oldest surviving building in Western Australia, this historic prison dates right back to the 1830s and looks out across the Indian Ocean.

Western Australian Maritime Museum
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Western Australian Maritime Museum

5/5(11 reviews)

A museum charting the region’s seafaring history with old boats and modern ships, stories about old shipwrecks and even the chance to get on board a submarine.

Top activities in Fremantle

Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle
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Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle

AU$124
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Rottnest Island Day Trip by Bike from Perth & Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Day Trip by Bike from Perth & Fremantle

AU$104
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
SeaLink Rottnest Island Same Day Return Ferry from Fremantle
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SeaLink Rottnest Island Same Day Return Ferry from Fremantle

AU$72
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser: Return
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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser: Return

AU$1,195
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Perth to Monkey Mia Coastal Loop 4-Day Tour with Dolphins
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Perth to Monkey Mia Coastal Loop 4-Day Tour with Dolphins

AU$725
Per adult
Big Perth (Private) Day Tour
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Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

AU$433
Per adult

Top hotels in Fremantle

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$156 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.

Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,104 reviews)

"Great location! Walking distance to everywhere and close to lots of good food spots, also nice rooms and lovely staff..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$185 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.

Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bathers Beach and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Fremantle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (514 reviews)

"Lovely room with ocean views really enjoyed our stay staff in reception really friendly - only stayed one night but would def come back close to all good bars and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020

Be. Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$143 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.

Located in Fremantle, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Fremantle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (519 reviews)

"The Hougoumont is brilliantly located in the heart of Fremantle's entertainment area, within easy walking distance of a multitude of excellent restaurants, cafes, & bars. The hotel itself is scrupulously well maintained, with staff and management ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness & comfort. ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

Hougoumont Hotel
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$190 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.

Located in Fremantle, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and University of Notre Dame Australia. Round House is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (536 reviews)

"Clean comfortable and excellent location near the station"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Quest Fremantle
Adelaide House Apartments Fremantle
Adelaide House Apartments Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
29 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$120 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.

Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kings Square, Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets. University of Notre Dame Australia and Round ...

4/5Very Good! (439 reviews)

"This property is in a very central location to public transport."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Adelaide House Apartments Fremantle
Gallery Serviced Apartments
Gallery Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
185 High street, Fremantle, WA

Located in Fremantle, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets. Round House and Western Australian Maritime ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (194 reviews)

"Great spot well maintained and central to Fremantle CBD. Would defiantly stay again."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2020

Gallery Serviced Apartments

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