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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 Markets
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Fremantle Markets

4/5(46 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Fremantle Markets, a popular shopping spot in Perth. Discover the charming cafés in this walkable area, or seek out the local tours.

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison

4/5(22 reviews)

Explore the cells, underground tunnels and artwork of a prison that housed transported British convicts and notorious Australian prisoners for over 130 years.


Esplanade Hotel
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Esplanade Hotel

5/5(4 reviews)

Find out about the history of Esplanade Hotel, a well-known monument in Perth. Make time for the shops and local tours in this walkable area.

Round House
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Round House

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the rooms of Western Australia’s oldest surviving permanent building as you learn stories about prisoners and life in the early colony.

Bathers Beach
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Bathers Beach

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Bathers Beach during your travels in Perth? Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Western Australian Maritime Museum
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Western Australian Maritime Museum

See historic boats and modern ships, learn about Western Australia’s busy ports, hear stories about shipwrecks and fishing adventures and step aboard a submarine.

Top things to do in Fremantle

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Bike from Perth & Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Day Trip by Bike from Perth & Fremantle

$68
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle
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Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle

$81
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Rottnest Island Adventure Boat Tour from Perth & Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Adventure Boat Tour from Perth & Fremantle

$87
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Fremantle Tram Ghost Tour with Dinner
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Fremantle Tram Ghost Tour with Dinner

$59
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Premium Winelovers Experience - Full Day Swan Valley Tour
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Premium Winelovers Experience - Full Day Swan Valley Tour

$93
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Big Perth (Private) Day Tour
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Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

$106
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 $100 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

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 Aug 27, 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is $128 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

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! (515 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 Jun 28, 2020

Be. Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is $92 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

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! (520 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 Sep 8, 2020

Hougoumont Hotel
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is $129 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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 Mar 9, 2020

Quest Fremantle
Adelaide House Apartments Fremantle
Adelaide House Apartments Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
29 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is $77 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (439 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 16, 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 Jun 9, 2020

Gallery Serviced Apartments

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