Fremantle City - Fremantle, WA

Fremantle City

Fremantle in Western Australia is a vibrant, multi-cultural port city. It is on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this beautiful coastal town is only 20 minutes south of Perth.

Fremantle is at the end of the railway running from Perth to Fremantle but that is not the end of the line. The City is rich in heritage buildings and attractions, maritime history and culture . It has Western Australia's largest collection of heritage listed buildings, many of which house attractions, museums, offices, art galleries and shops.

Features

Facilities
Accommodation-wise, there are plenty of backpacker’s hostels, B & B’s, self-catering cottages and hotels to choose from.
Attractions
A visit to Fishing Boat Harbour, that contain markets and restaurants, is a must. Fishing charter boats also operate from this harbour.

Fremantle's Maritime museum, located at the harbour's mouth is also very famous.

The Round House, is located in what is now known as Fremantle's West End , the oldest remaining building in Western Australia, was built as a gaol between 1830 - 1831. The Round House had eight cells and a gaoler's residence, which all opened up into a central courtyard.

Fremantle Prison was once one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. It housed British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war. It is now one of the state's heritage sites.

The majestic Fremantle History Museum is another building constructed in the 1860s by convicts from indigenous limestone: it is a former Victorian lunatic asylum building on Ord Street, and is one of Fremantle's most significant landmarks.

The renowned Fremantle Market, opened in 1897, forming a precinct providing handicrafts, specialty foods, dining halls and fish and vegetable markets. The area also hosts buskers and other street performers.

Fremantle is home to beaches such as Bathers Beach, South Beach and Port Beach. Leighton Beach is a short distance north, while Cottesloe Beach is located 8 kms to the north.

Fremantle offers a wide variety of cuisine from all corners of the globe specially the Fresh local seafood. It also offers talented artists and designers. Various cafes and coffee shops are situated around Fremantle, particularly on its famous Cappuccino Strip.

The city has a large arts community, with a number of small art galleries and musical venues and a community theatre company.

FESTIVALS

Fremantle Street Art Festival - Easter long weekend

West Coast Blues and Roots Festival – April

Heritage Week – May/June

Fremantle Festival – November

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Location

Fremantle, WA, 6160