Day Trips from Fremantle:
Fremantle is a wonderful place to stay and soak up the laid back Western Australian lifestyle. Fremantle is centrally located to all types of thrilling, fun and informative adventures.
Only 30 minutes North is Perth, Western Australia's vibrant capital city with a huge range of activities to enjoy, places to see and things to do.
Only 45 minutes South is Mandurah, the Dolphin City, which offers plenty of unique ways to enjoy life both on dry land and in the exquisite Indian Ocean.
Fun, Wildlife, Ocean, Nature, Adventure, Thrill, Education, Science, Music, Culture, Art, Music...
Check out the possibilities and thrills you can have not far from Fremantle...
Recommended Day Trips FROM Fremantle
Discover the magic, allure and wonder of gold
As one of WA's premier destinations, The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of attractions, exhibits and demonstrations. Its world-class Gold Exhibition brings the history of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life, from the first strikes in the Pilbara and Kimberley, through to the discoveries in the Eastern Goldfields, and the establishment of the Super Pit. The highlight of the exhibit is the Guinness World Record holding Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest coin in the world, valued at more than $50million. Visitors will learn of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped the State, and those which continue to contribute to its prosperity. Visitors can also view Australia’s most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; watch molten gold being poured in the original Melting House; handle more than $500,000 worth of gold bullion, and more! The Perth Mint Shop offers an extensive range of collector coins, natural gold nuggets, fine jewellery, and exclusive giftware.
The Perth Mint
Explore 12,000km's of WA coastline in just 1 day in an underwater journey in WA's #1 marine tourist attraction!
From the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North, AQWA takes you on an underwater journey to discover the incredible and unique marine life of Western Australia. There are over 40 stunning exhibits: surround yourself with sharks, stingrays, turtles and hundreds of stunning fish in Australia’s largest walk through aquarium; explore ancient reefs and sandy bays; see colourful coral lagoons and face a deadly line-up of sea creatures in the DANGERzone; Interact with living animals at the discovery pool; overlook one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits, then visit stingray bay and relax by a coastal lagoon. For the ultimate experience you can join AQWA Adventures to Dive or Snorkel with Sharks or become an AQWA reefwalker. AQWA is open every day (except Christmas day) from 10am – 5pm. Bookings are essential for AQWA Adventures.
Just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD on the banks of the Swan River with over 1500 animals and 180 species
Ever wanted to immerse yourself in the Aussie outback but have Asia’s stunning rainforests and Africa’s wild savannah right around the corner? Perth Zoo with over 1500 animals and some of the most beautiful gardens in Western Australia is your family’s ultimate day out. Open every day since 1898, Perth Zoo inspires and directs all work to save wildlife. The Zoo offers a fantastic day out for Perth locals and visitors, you can explore at your own pace and or take advantage of the Perth Zoo’s many docent volunteers who have a myriad of stories to tell and help unlock some of the hidden secrets of the Zoo. The carousel, wagon hire, zebra car rides, keeper presentations, free electric BBQ’s, picnic tables and cafes make the experience all the more worth it. With at least half a day needed to see the Zoo, we recommend a full day to make your experience the best it possibly can be!
Experience and interact with the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths at Scitech
We are always looking for fascinating new ways to actively engage people in science and technology. Our exhibits, shows, programs and exhibitions are constantly changing in line with the latest innovations, meaning no two visits to Scitech are ever the same. Each exhibition is highly interactive and consists of a range of hands-on exhibits that are designed to engage visitors. Experience our mega 180 degree dome with surround sound and laser projection at the Scitech Planetarium. The Puppet Theatre is a place where 3-7 year olds begin to experience science through story telling. Science shows are performed in the Science Theatre by Scitech's team of dynamic science communicators. The Discovery Shop stocks a large range of unique gifts and scientific gadgets to suit all budgets. Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation and is WA's leading science and communication provider.
World Class Theme Park with over 25 attractions, for the entire family, set in pristine botanical gardens
Perth’s only hybrid Theme Park/Water Park and it has recently opened Kraken, a $7 million mega funnel waterslide, the tallest, steepest and longest funnel waterslide on the planet! Can you escape the clutches of the Kraken? Spend an Awesome day with family and friends enjoying over 25 rides and attractions including the world-class Abyss, named “Australia’s Best Roller Coaster” by the Founder of the Australian Coaster Club, the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom with Yarli the Loveable Dragon and Flossy the Fairy, and the popular Kahuna Falls with its water slides and giant 1000 litre tipping bucket! Adventure World is only 25 minutes from Perth and 15 minutes from Fremantle by car. The Theme Park is easily accessible by public transport from Fremantle and Cockburn Central train stations via the 520 bus route. Children 3 years and under enter for FREE! Open for the whole summer until 25th April 2016.
Chauffeured Tours in Perth, Fremantle, the Swan Valley & Margaret River. We aim to create everlasting memories!
We are excited to offer you a great range of excellent day tour packages in Fremantle and the wider Perth area including winery and golf tour packages. Take part in our sightseeing tours of the Perth CBD, Fremantle, the beaches, Swan Valley wineries, breweries and Margaret River day tours. We also offer coffee connoisseur Perth day tours and boutique bar tours some of the city’s trendiest hotspots. For that extra indulgence we are happy to design a tour of places you might want to see. We are proud of our region, and can’t wait to share its great sights and hidden treasures with you. Be assured our company will treat you like a VIP! Our staff are prompt, efficient and professional. Airport transfer Service Available offering a safe, punctual, courteous and reliable service.
Perth Platinum Tours
Visit one of the World's largest musical instruments of considerable historical and cultural significance!
The Bell Tower is one of Perth's most unique and must see tourist attractions located on Riverside Drive overlooking the picturesque Swan River. Experience the sound and spectacle of one of the most historic rings in the world and enjoy a behind the scenes look at our bell ringing chamber, where one of our expert bell ringers will give your group a brief history of the Bell Tower and the art of bell ringing - YOU might even get a chance to chime one of the famous bells yourself. Enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views encompassing the Swan River, Kings Park, City of Perth and the Darling Range. Entry provides unlimited access to all five public areas of the Tower. Open daily from 10am. Opening times vary seasonally. Visitors with physical disabilities have full access to the area.
The Bell Tower
WA built Paddle Steamer Decoy is an iconic entertainment venue cruising the Swan River for over 25 years!
PS Decoy, a historic steam powered paddle ship, provides river cruises along the Swan River showcasing a wide variety of live music from WA musicians- jazz, strings, reggae & more! Believed to be the only steam powered paddle ship in the Southern Hemisphere the decoy is delighting Australians and friends from abroad with old world charm & elegance. Enjoy locally made beers, cider and wines from the licensed bar and Tapas styled food from the kitchen! Not suitable for very young children. The Decoy was built in Fremantle, WA in 1986 as a replica of the original steamer, which toured the Swan River back in the 1870's. For latest events, acts, schedules and ship-shape news go to our website.
Paddle Steamer Decoy
Enjoy the amazing sensation of flight, powered solely by your jetpack at WA's first coastal Jetpack experience for over 17's!
Meet your instructor at Rockingham beach where you begin your Jetpack Experience! Our Professional Instructors offer Jetpack training for you to get to grips with this ultimate water Jetpack or Flyboard. Then, once you know the ropes, the sky is the limit (or 10 metres). Enjoy the amazing sensation of flight, powered solely by your jetpack, as you soar into the air then land safely in the water. The Jetpack is propelled by a water jet connected to Jetski (PWC). This provides underwater propulsion and flights of up to 10 metres high for the Jetpack Rider. Your jetpack flight will be monitored by your instructor throughout, and your assistant will be there to help you while you are in the water.
Get close to nature with our guided tours kayaking on the Swan River, sure to be a memorable holiday experience!
Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the serenity by enjoying serene kayaking on the Swan River. Share the river with ducks, swans, pelicans and other water birds and discover scenic landscapes bursting with wonderful photo opportunities. Learn some basic paddling techniques before we set out in our very stable touring kayaks, perfect for beginners and the more advanced. We capture your kayaking experience with some action shots to show and share with others and to keep for your own memories. Your personal guide Leonie is an educator, a qualified swimming instructor, a Bronze Medallion Life Saver and a canoe and kayak Instructor, rest assured you are in safe experienced hands! No experience necessary, minimal fitness required, tours all year round.
Hop on Hop off Tours of Perth & Kings Park on an iconic open top bus for a birds eye view of the top attractions.
For over 10 years we have had the pleasure of showing more than half a million visitors our beautiful city, its parks and river, all from our open top double decker buses with their unbeatable panoramic views. Our Perth and Kings Park tour with its commentary, comes with 24 or 48 hour ticket options and of course the chance for you to jump on and off at our ideally placed stops. Take great photographs from the top deck - no glass window to spoil the view! Our most popular package - 3 tours in one!
Open top bus tour of Perth, Swan River cruise, Fremantle Tram tour. There is an informative and entertaining commentary on all 3 tours.
Experience wildlife up close and personal as you enjoy the latest sport of Stand-Up Paddle boarding. Tour, Lesson, Hire
Stand-Up Paddle boarding is an exciting way to take in the tranquil natural surroundings, with no previous experience necessary. Begin with a SUP boarding lesson from your experienced and friendly instructor and it won't be long before you are up on the board by yourself, ready to enjoy the perfect white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters! Join us on the Seal Island Adventure Tour and paddle from the world renowned Shoalwater Marine Park across to Seal Island. Guaranteed to see some wildlife and maybe a dolphin encounter! Hire of Stand Up Paddle boards, 7 days a week. Also Kiteboarding hire and lessons in one of the most exclusive kiteboarding areas in the world! SEASON November to March.
West Oz Board Sports
Captain Cook Cruises (WA) offers the finest cruising on Perth's magnificent Swan River.
Captain Cook Cruises depart from both Fremantle and Perth 3 times a day and offer a buffet lunch on the lunch time departures. Our full day Fremantle Craft Beer Tour and Cruise allows you to cruise down the Swan River plus an walking tour to Fremantle’s top bars. Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise is Perth's most popular day tour. Cruise, with live entertainment, to the famous Sandalford Estate for a behind the scenes tour, video presentation, wine tasting, a gourmet 2 course lunch and dessert buffet served on the return cruise. Upper Swan Lunch Cruise offers a shorter afternoon cruise inclusive of beer, wine and soft drinks with on board dining. Join our dinner cruise with live entertainment set against the magical Perth skyline or our twilight scenic cruise with complimentary beverage. Private charters are available for any occasion.
Captain Cook Cruises
Cruise around some of the most beautiful landscapes on one of the most incredible, modern machines in the world.
Introducing the first and only guided Segway Tours in Perth. Choose from a selection of 3 Perth tours: Foreshore, Riverside & East Tours and 2 Rottnest Tours: Settlement Explorer & Fortress Adventure Tours. Our knowledgeable guides will thrill you with fascinating stories about our rich history, dynamic boom times as you glide effortlessly on your own Segway. Share in the unique, weightless feeling that only a Segway can give you. Gliding on a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) feels like nothing you’ve ever experienced! Step on and your instincts take over. Or learn to ride your very own Segway in a few minutes, then enjoy 25 minutes of thrills and bumps in the Experience Zone.
Segway Tours WA
Extreme Jet Ski experiences from Hillary's Boat Harbour & Port Bouvard Marina, Mandurah ~ the ride of your life!
We offer self-drive, no license required and fully escorted jet ski tours. Drive or ride one of the latest jet skis for some real fun in the sun! Choose to ride the waves and swells of the Indian Ocean or the flat water of the Estuary. We are the only Jet Ski Tour Company in Perth and Mandurah offering Open Ocean jet skiing. Enjoy the thrills and spills of riding a jet ski on our tailor made eco-friendly tours where we guarantee you will spot some Unique marine life including the bottle nosed dolphins, king fishers, pelicans, penguins and seals. 10 Years of successful Operation, Fully Trained and Experienced Tour Guides, Comprehensive safety induction, Catering for the Novice to Seasoned Jet Skier.
Perth's largest Climbing Gym welcomes experienced climbers and first timers from all walks of life!
Indoor rock-climbing is a safe, exciting, all-over body workout for ages 5 to 85! Rockface is Perth’s biggest and safest climbing venue, with the gym reaching 10m at its highest point. With 2 bouldering areas, 4 lead-climbing walls, and a wide range of vertical walls, slabs, and overhangs, there is something for everyone. Our facility also houses a beautiful new yoga studio (see our web site for class times), a climbing pro shop and brand new men’s and women’s change rooms with hot showers. Cold drinks and snack foods are available for purchase all day. We cater for individuals, group functions and corporate team-building occasions. OPEN 7 DAYS: WEEK 10AM-10PM WEEKEND 9AM-6PM
Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre
Based in Fremantle, Aussie Crusies offering the best value island cruises and fishing charters around Perth.
Swim with the Sea Lions at Carnac Island, a summer resting place for these inquisitive mammals who will often swim with you and imitate your actions. Guests often describe this as 'the best experience I've ever had’. Join us on a Snorkelling Cruise and enjoy the diverse underwater playground of Rottnest Island with 20 Species of coral and 400 fish species that inhabit the waters! Perhaps relax and unwind at a beach BBQ on Garden Island. We can also tailor a cruise package specifically for you for all types of event! We also offer Fishing Cruises from December through to March. Over ten years experience with over 2000 marks and extensive local knowledge. The skipper and crew will ensure your cruise is one you will always remember!
Heliwest offers customers the opportunity to see Perth and the surrounding area in a whole new way – from the skies!
The largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter service in the West, offering exhilarating Helicopter sightseeing opportunities since 2002. Heliwest delivers unparalleled safety records and a commitment to customer service – you WILL see more than you ever imagined when you step into one of our helicopters, every trip is an unforgettable one!
Whether you’re looking for a helicopter ride around Perth or want to experience the luxury of exploring the Margaret River Wine Region, Rottnest Island or Fremantle in your own chartered helicopter, we’ve got the experience you’re looking for. Experience the thrill of Vertical Flight with Heliwest. Gift vouchers available.
Our flights and courses will suit anyone with a passion for adventure or a life-long dream to fly.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a helicopter pilot? On our Trial Introductory Flight you will receive a complete pre-flight briefing, followed by a full 30 minutes of flying time with you in the hot seat ensures you will have the thrill of a lifetime. Our Helicopter Simulator allows you to experience flying a helicopter guided by an experienced instructor and includes a full briefing followed by a flight in the simulator. Our Doors off Adrenaline Flight is for the true adrenalin junkie! Flying a variety of advanced manoeuvres to show you what this helicopter is capable of, this amazing flight will certainly excite and exhilarate, giving you a once in a lifetime experience! Training Courses are available to gain your Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Controller Licence.
Enjoy our beautiful river and city, with a range of cruises and travel in the exquisite comfort of our solar ferries.
The Little Ferry Company is Perth’s latest attraction, embracing our most famous natural tourist attraction; the Swan River. We offer a range of personalised and open charters including; a Twilight Cruise, Indigenous Tour and a Morning/Afternoon tea cruise. Our boats have that old Edwardian 'tender boat' feel but with one small difference... they are solar electric. Our little ferries provide a unique opportunity to experience our city in a very personalised manner with commentary from our skippers highlighting places of interest and historical background. We carry only eleven passengers and cruise along in absolute comfort with no pollution of air, water or sound. In fact it is so smooth and quiet that the bottlenose dolphins that reside in the river often accompany us along the way. All you have to do is sit back, relax and simply enjoy.
Little Ferry Co
Experience the beauty of the area from the sky and choose one or more of our popular combined air and ground tours.
Kookaburra Air specialises in providing air tours for local and overseas clients and has done for the last 20 years. Choose one of our many tours or let us organise a tour just for you.
Rottnest Island For Lunch: Fly over Fremantle and out across the Indian Ocean to the clear waters of Rottnest. Spend a couple of hours having lunch and relaxing by the beach or you can cruise back by boat to Perth or Fremantle at your leisure.
Perth City, River & Beaches Scenic Flights: To really experience the beauty of Perth take a half hour flight down the Swan River, circle the City Buildings and return along the Perth Beaches to Fremantle. Many other scenic tours available check our website for details. Booking essential.
Experience the thrill of flying a plane for yourself, this will be “The High of Your Life.”
Take to the skies for half an hour with one of our instructors. Kookaburra Air was the first air tour business operating from Perth Western Australia and with its Darwin base covers the Northern Territory and Kimberley. Kookaburra Air has specialised in providing air tours for local and overseas clients for the last 20 years. Now you can experience the thrill of flying for yourself. After a full briefing you will take to the skies with your instructor and take control of the plane in a 30 minute flight over Perth, a perfect gift!
Kookaburra Air - Pilot for a day.
FROM Fremantle, there are amazing trips, tours and adventures not too far away.
Here are some more suggestions for places to visit near Fremantle all year round:
- Visit Kings Park in the heart of the City of Perth, is one of the world's largest parks. You can explore huge and sprawling children's playground, climb up DNA tower, a 15m high double helix staircase resembling the DNA molecule. Enjoy the panoramic views of the City from the top! Stroll or cycle through the beautiful gardens in WA's premier park, totally gorgeous and a must visit. Check out the events calendar to see what's on and all the ways you can use the park for fitness.
Food is served at numerous places including Zamia Cafe, The Botanical Café, Stickybeaks Cafe, Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park Kiosk, Bovell Kiosk, Health Freak Cafe plus picnic areas.
- Take a tour of Perth and explore some of the top tourist attractions in the capital of Western Australia. There are activities and tours for adults and children all throughout the city and surrounds. Take the Free PERTH Cat Bus around the city! Take a train from Fremantle or charter a tour guide.
- Enjoy the selection of thrill and adventure sports possibilities and natural wildlife experiences in Rockingham. Visitors can launch small boats or board ferries to view dolphins, seals, pelicans and penguins in the adjacent Marine Park. The coast at nearby Safety Bay is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
- Step back in time with a holiday on Rottnest Island, an island off the coast of Fremantle. A sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of limestone, Rottnest is an A-class reserve. The island covers 19 square kilometres. Rottnest is a popular holiday destination. It has a permanent population of around 100 people, with around 500,000 annual visitors (and up to 15,000 visitors during periods). Swim, cycle, relax, explore...on this beautiful island. Ferry service and private Charters available.
- Bike ride along the coast...on the most beautiful cycling trails.
- Visit Hillarys Boat Harbour, a marina and tourist precinct on the Indian Ocean. Hillarys is also home to AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia which showcases the marine life and unique regions of Western Australia's 12,000 km coastline. Other attractions in and around the harbour include helicopter flights, a waterslide and putt-putt course as well as fishing charters & cruises. Explore the shops, activities, restaurants as well as watch the fishermen, boaters and beach goers. A wonderful family day out!