7 Attractions in Fremantle (Perth) to Explore


Australia (Perth & Melbourne) Itinerary Overview (2013).

▲ Useful Tourist Information | ▲ Fremantle

Fremantle, Perth’s sea port, is a highly recommended place to visit if you are visiting Perth. It has also built a strong reputation for its microbreweries over the years. So have a seafood meal or fish and chips by the sea; and sample some boutique beer. Oh! You can get to buy fashionable clothes, original artworks and quirky gifts back home too. :)

Find out where we ate in Fremantle here: Perth Fremantle – Food Reviews (No. 1/2)


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1) ‘Cappuccino Strip’

Enjoy a cup of coffee along the famous bustling street. This is the place where you can go for fine dining, bars and socializing in Fremantle’s central business district. It is also a haven for street performance artists, musicians, small theater groups.

2) Fremantle Markets 

Fremantle Markets (fremantlemarkets.com.au) seems to be one of the must go places in Fremantle. It’s a heritage architecture with rich history, where you can buy fresh local produce, organic goods, indigenous & independent products. Soak in the great music & atmosphere too!

Fremantle Markets 2

Opening Hours

Days: The Yard / The Hall
Fridays: 8am-8pm / 9am-8pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm / 9am-6pm
Open on Public Holidays, visit website for special trading hours.

3) Fremantle prison 

Fremantle prison (www.fremantleprison.com.au) is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia. It is included on the World and National Heritage Lists. Decommissioned as a maximum-security gaol in 1991.  With death row, solitary cells and gallows, it is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

Their tours, highly rated, include spine-chilling torchlight tours and ‘extreme heritage’ tunnels tour adventures. The reviews for the tours on tripadvisor are really good. But since I am on budget, I gave this a miss. :(

Prices and Opening Hours

Free Entry to the gatehouse, and visitor centre. Tours start from A$20.
The Gatehouse is open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Fremantle Prison 2

x where imagination sails artfully, and we fly high x

Fremantle Prison

4) Shipwreck Galleries

Shipwreck galleries (museum.wa.gov.au/museums/shipwrecks) is a maritime archaeology museum. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline.

Shipwreck Galleries
Image: museum.wa.gov.au/museums/shipwrecks

Fremantle - Shipwreck

Price and Opening Hours

Free Entry. Suggested donation $5Daily: 9.30am – 5.00pm ANZAC Day 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Every Wednesday and Sunday a behind-the-scenes tour will commence from 10.30am.

5) Western Australian Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum (museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime) is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. You can find leisure boats, handcrafted sailing boats, commercial pearl luggers, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens, and many other iconic vessels from WA’s maritime history.

x sail me to the far end of the ocean, where the sky meets the sea x

Fremantle - Shipwreck Museum 2

Fremantle - Shipwreck Museum

Fremantle - Shipwreck Museum 1

Fremantle - Maritime

x when the meh reminds me of me God’s my shepherd, I shall not be in want x

Fremantle - Shipwreck Museum 3

Prices and Opening Hours

Adults – Museum Entry: A$10; Submarine Ovens*: A$10; Joint Entry: A$16
Refer to website for children, concession and family rates.

Adults from Daily: 9.30am – 5.00pm
ANZAC Day 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Tip 1: Booking is advised for Submarine Ovens.
Tip 2: There’s free WiFi throughout the Museum.

6) Fremantle Arts Centre

Freemantle Arts Centre (fac.org.au) is a multi-arts organisation, offering a program of exhibitions, residencies, art courses and music in a historic building in the heart of Fremantle.

Price and Opening Hours

Free admission, Daily 10am – 5pm.

x A R T: creativity is in all of us x

Fremantle Arts 1

Fremantle Arts 2

Fremantle Arts

7) Rottnest Island: 

It’s a short, but expensive, ferry ride from Fremantle. You might want to visit and cycle around the island. But, IMO, you can get similar nice white sandy beaches around Asia. So I skipped this place. But if you like to pop by, visit www.rottnestisland.com for more information.

Maps of Fremantle:

A hipster map of Fremantle: weloveperth.net.au/map/suburb/fremantle

Walking trails of Fremantle: www.fremantlestory.com.au/explore

If you are a first time visitor, do consider going on the Discovery Trail.

More photos around Fremantle:

x life’s a wait x


x patience, is what we need x

Fremantle - Around 2

Fremantle - Around 1

Fremantle - Around

x Be blown away~ x
Walk through the Whalers Tunnel & Cliffs and climb to the top. The Whalers Tunnel was built by the Fremantle Whaling Company in 1837 to provide whalers with access to the town from the jetty and Bathers Beach.

Fremantle - Sea


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