Fremantle Western Australia

Welcome to Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle is a lively port city 30 minutes south-west of Perth in Western Australia - where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean.  Fremantle has something for visitors of all ages any time of year.  Freo is truly magical destination!

This pedestrian-friendly city with unique winding streets offers you a glimpse of both a Colonial and a Gold Rush past, perfectly in balance with with a modern and vibrant present!

This environmentally friendly city is alive with mystique and charm and is overflowing with creativity. The locals love to celebrate so there's always a festival, an art showing, a new restaurant, a busker, a theatrical performance or something even more wonderful in store for you!

Recently named as one of the WORLD'S GREATEST PLACES OF 2022 by TIME Magazine! 

On the edge of the Indian Ocean Fremantle has great ocean and river beaches to enjoy and the Ocean sunsets are spectacular! The bustling, centrally located, Cappuccino Strip with al fresco dining and coffee round the clock makes Freo a social hub.

An abundance of celebratory community spirit creates a laid-back atmosphere in this bustling sea-side city. Everyone seems to be smiling and in love with life making this a wonderful and friendly holiday destination! The locals love to provide their children with rich colourful experiences, so there are lots of things to do for families with children of all ages, this beautiful and historic Aussie Seaside Town is alive with spirit and is bubbling over with style! 

After sun-down Fremantle transforms offering a lively and vibrant nightlife! With a great selection of pubs, clubs, dancing venues, restaurants, bars, late-night markets, cinemas, coffee shops and more there's plenty to enjoy and experience.

Fremantle is a city rich with history and alive with modern culture. You can enjoy music, art and dance in all their forms. You can shop, swim and sleep soundly, eat well in your choice of over 100 divine eateries. Relax deeply and enjoy life in Freo, Western Australia.

Historic Fremantle

"Fremantle" derives from Captain Charles Fremantle. If you have come to embrace the heritage and iconic architecture of this era, the historical city of Fremantle has many well-preserved 19th-century buildings including the Round House, which is the oldest remaining building in Western Australia.

Some of Fremantle's most interesting districts:

Fremantle's Historic West End

Incorporating the Fremantle Prison, Esplanade park, Bathers Beach, Notre Dame University and the majority of Historic & Heritage buildings in Fremantle. Visit Fremantle's historic West End to view a West End Map and a video of our afternoon's Walking Tour of the West End.

Fremantle's Museums

Fremantle is filled with Museums offering educational and culture-rich experiences. The WA Maritime Museum is an 'on the harbour' cultural experience. The HMAS Ovens Submarine tour is amazing. The Old Fremantle Prison is captivating. We recommend the WA Shipwreck Galleries for shipwrecks and finds of the sea.

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Freo Arts and Artists

If you come to explore the live arts there is a thriving music. theatre and dance scene including fantastic and unique street performances filled with the infamous flamboyance of Fremantle's Artists. The city is filled with art galleries and opportunities to be creative!

Fremantle's Festivals and Markets

The Fremantle Festival, in November, is a wondrous celebration of community spirit and joy of life, and is a great experience for all the family. There are many free festivals throughout the year in Fremantle.

An impressive Victorian-era building houses the Fremantle Markets and provides an artistic backdrop for the fabulously talented busker's and street performers who perform outside it. The Freo Markets offer freshness, fun and creativity in abundance!


Fremantle offers a full range of outdoor pursuits including jet boat rides, parasailing and kite surfing as well as indoor entertainment of all types from amusement arcades and cinemas to high class dining and performances.

Beaches and outdoor pursuits.

The four great swimming beaches in the Fremantle area offer exquisite western-facing Indian Ocean sunsets and white sand. Fremantle offers a full range of outdoor pursuits including jet boat rides, parasailing, kite surfing, surfing and swimming.

Freo Music and Nightlife

Fremantle is a popular place for its nightlife. Nightclubs, pubs, restaurants, and cinemas add to the holiday feel of this vibrant seaside city and offer plenty of fun. Fremantle is at it's liveliness over the weekend from Friday to Monday.

Dining out in Fremantle

Fremantle offers deliciously mouthwatering cuisine from all over the globe. Food in Fremantle is diverse and plentiful, with over 60 local restaurants to tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your senses. Indian, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Greek, Tapas, seafood, plus more! From fine dining to fish and chips wrapped in newspaper and everything in between. Fremantle has an excellent range of vegetarian cuisine and raw food.

The numerous cafes, gelateries, juice bars, tea rooms and coffee houses make this a perfect social city. It's a great meeting place. Watch the world go by as you relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants on the popular Cappuccino Strip or chat to friend over coffee and cake!

Shopping in Fremantle

Fabulous boutique and high street shopping open 7 days including late night Friday. A great range of unique shops offer a great buying experience whether for yourself or gift shopping. Friendly, helpful service with a smile!

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Aboriginal Australians
call the Fremantle area
'Manjaree', meaning
'gathering place'.

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Freo Accommodation

You can definitely find your perfect place in your ideal location!

The selection of accommodation in Fremantle ranges from a deluxe hotel suite at the 5 star hotel, a luxury self contained house, a beach pad, a downtown apartment... Fremantle has the one for youn

Fremantle Accommodation

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The Fremantle Waterfront

The Fremantle Waterfront is busy and alive. It is an operating port creating a bustling harbour ambiance.  The new WA Maritime Museum, was constructed at what is called "Forrest Landing" - the Museum houses the Australia II and six glorious galleries.

At Victoria Quay on the Waterfront you can find the
E-Shed Markets housing 100 plus stalls as well as an International Food Court, the Historic Boats Museum and the Fremantle Passenger Terminal for cruise and naval ship visits. Victoria Quay is also the Ferry Terminal  for the Swan River and Rottnest Ferries and the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure. 

The laid-back atmosphere of this unique city will help you unwind, relax and enjoy... come and stay a while!

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