Fremantle or rather known as Freo is a raffish harbour city 30 minutes southwest of Perth in Western Australia, where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean.
Going around Fremantle is very easy, you can explore the city by foot or by bike. All leading attractions are located within walking distance of the Fremantle Train Station. You can hop on their free Fremantle CAT bus that offer easy access to major attractions and venues. The bus circles around the city .
Locals and tourists came in Freo to enjoy the live music rooms, hipsters bars, boutique hotels, craft-beer breweries, shopping for a unique and original artworks, quirky gifts, trendy Australian fashion and colorful gypsy style dresses.
After a stroll to South Fremantle and discover street art and murals, tourists and local alike winding up sipping a cup of coffee along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or trend Wray Ave., South Terrace and High St.
Craving for seafood? Go for a fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour. Here you will find an array of seafood restaurants that will surely satisfied your craving for seafood.
WHEN IN FREMANTLE YOU MUST:
- Have a cup of coffee along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ and surely this will made your day . The day can’t really begin without coffee getting slurped. This strip is a home to many restaurants, hotels and cafes that offer cabaret, live music and mic night in the evenings and on weekends.
- Enjoy the best fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour. You can sit outside while you eat and enjoy watching many passing fishing vessels continuing with their daily activities. This harbour is a home to over 400 fishing boats.
- Walk around or Hop on CAT bus to South Fremantle and discover street art and murals.
- Catch ‘The BadPiper. It is one of those things that you must see. We were lucky that day that we were able to watch him performed in Fremantle Markets.
- Visit the WA Maritime Museum. Home to many iconic vessels, leisure boats and sail boats from throughout the states’ maritime history.
- Visit Fremantle Arts Centre. This place offers residencies, exhibitions, live music and art courses for locals and tourists alike.
- Follow a self-guided walking tail-maps available from the visitor centre.
- Watch street performers and have fun.
- Visit the Fremantle Prison. This is one of Western Australia’s most significant cultural attractions and was the first building in the state to be included on the World Heritage List in 2010. The place opened to the public in 1992 and offered tours to both locals and tourists that will take you through the chambers and the history of this place.
- Stroll around the Esplanade Park. This park is home to many loved events throughout the years, such as the Winter Festival, BeerFest, Christmas on the esplanade and events during the iconic Fremantle Street Arts Festival. Enjoy your day by just simply sitting along the benches surrounded with 100 mature Norfolk Island Pines.
- Shop till you drop in Fremantle Markets. This indoor market is a must place to visit while in Fremantle. With over 150 stalls that offer local produce, fresh food, clothes, handicrafts, unique trinkets, silver jewelries and so much more. The markets are also dedicated to promote indigenous and independent arts and products, reflecting Australia multicultural history.
Now you have the reason why Fremantle should be your next mini-break.