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.
Private, customised tours...because not everyone loves a crowd!
Perth Platinum Tours & Transfers are excited to offer you private customised tour packages in Fremantle and Perth but also to the wider area of Perth, including the Swan Valley, the Margaret River Wine Region, the Perth Hills, the Pinnacles and many more. Swim with the dolphins, experience whale watching, explore the WA wildflowers or enjoy a 4WD tour in the sand dunes. If you book directly via our website and spend a minimum of $1,000 on of our luxury tours, you will receive complimentary private chauffeured driven airport pick-up and drop-off service to and from any hotel within 20 km of Perth City! 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!
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.
Captain Cook Cruises (WA) offers the finest cruising on Perth's magnificent Swan River.
For the past 30 years, Captain Cook Cruises as Perth’s premier cruise company has been providing picturesque cruises to visitors of Perth from the magnificent vantage point of the Swan River. With it’s base of operations in the Elizabeth Quay precinct on Barrack Street Jetty, they are just a short stroll from the CBD and accessible by public transport. Guests can select from a range of tours taking in beautiful scenic views and providing easy access to Perth city, Fremantle and the Swan Valley.
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
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.
Get a taste of what it is like to be on board a barquentine tall ship - a truly unique and memorable experience.
During a 3-hour short sail aboard our 1850's style barquentine ship you can choose to relax and enjoy the sail as you watch the stunning WA coastline slip by or take part in sailing activities. For those who like to get involved, you can assist with raising some of our 16 sails, climbing the bow sprit, taking the helm and going on a ship tour. Whichever way you choose, sailing aboard the STS Leeuwin II is a truly unique and memorable experience. All sails depart from Fremantle and include light snacks and refreshments. A great day out for the whole family and suitable for all ages. The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in Fremantle. Tours are seasonal.
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
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.
Riding your very own Yamaha VX jet ski in an exciting tour around Rockingham and surroundings of Garden Island!
Enjoy riding your very own jet ski, with the latest technology, just south of Fremantle in Rockingham. Jet skis are a great way to get closer to nature while providing adrenaline-pumping thrills. Our experienced jet ski tour guides – on their own separate jet skis – will lead you through the beautiful waterways surrounding Rockingham area. The area is one of great natural beauty and the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is situated just off the coast: a haven for dolphins, sea lions, the Little Penguin and many varieties of native birds and aquatic life. Each jet ski tour will consist of one instructor and up to 3 Jet Ski’s, which can fit a maximum of two persons each so 6 people can tour at once. Operates every weekend and in most weather conditions.
Jet Ski Tours Perth
Enjoy your experience of Perth, Fremantle and surrounds in style with our luxury chauffeur service.
If you have always thought personal chauffeurs were just for the rich and famous, you might be surprised to learn that arranging a chauffeured car can be an affordable and convenient way to make your way around Perth and Fremantle on your next visit. Our fleet of luxury vehicles along with our team of highly trained and professional chauffeurs guarantee the highest of standards at an affordable and competitive rate. With years of experience within the transportation industry backed up with a wealth of knowledge, we are consistently the top choice for customers seeking a stress free transport solution. If unreliable taxis and the stress of navigating your way around confusing public transport doesn’t sound appealing, let us assist you in tailoring a chauffeured transport solution to suit your exact needs. We are able to personalise a package of any size, at any time, from anywhere. Get in touch with us today to arrange your own personal chauffeur.
Link Airport Perth
Take our ferry to Rottnest Island at more affordable prices than ever!
Departing daily from Fremantle, discover the best of Perth’s favourite island paradise with SeaLink Rottnest Island. Enjoy breathtaking beaches, bays, and plenty of opportunities for a quokka selfie. Maximise your time on the island by travelling on one of our many daily departures available on-board Quokka 1 - the newest and most environmentally friendly vessel to be servicing Rottnest Island. Enjoy your journey in air conditioned comfort, with free WiFi and a fully-stocked bar. Discover more with SeaLink Rottnest Island.
SeaLink Rottnest Island
Enjoy a kiteboarding lesson in the worlds fastest growing and adrenaline pumping water sport!
Experience what it is like to fly a powered trainer kite under the instruction and guidance of one of our trained instructors. West Oz has one of the most exclusive kiteboarding areas in the world, as the only holder of a permit to teach in the beautiful Shoalwater Marine Park. Crystal clear waters, cross shore breezes, no boats or obstacles and surrounding islands, which provide chop protected water, allows our students the ability to tap into this uncrowded location in any wind direction. West Oz Kiteboarding has been teaching since 1999 so you're in the best hands. SEASON November to March.
West Oz Kite Boarding
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 childrens playgrounds, 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, Health Freak Cafe, Stickybeaks Cafe, Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park Kiosk, Bovell Kiosk 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 and is a popular holiday destination. It has a permanent population of around 100 people, with around 500,000 annual visitors. 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!