Fremantle Sights

An ideal place to start a leisurely stroll is South Terrace, known as the Fremantle cappuccino strip. Wander alongside locals through sidewalk cafés or browse in bookstores, art galleries, and souvenir shops until you reach the Fremantle Markets. From South Terrace walk down to the Fishing Boat Harbour where there's always activity—commercial and pleasure craft bob about, and along the timber

boardwalk is a cluster of outdoor eateries and a microbrewery.

Between Phillimore Street and Marine Terrace in the West End is a collection of some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in the state. The Fremantle Railway Station on Elder Place is another good spot to start a walk. Maps and details for 11 different self-guided walks are available at the Fremantle Visitor Center; a popular heritage walk is the Convict Trail, passing by 18 different sights and locations from Fremantle's convict past.

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Adventure World

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Not far from Fremantle, Adventure World is every fun-loving kid's paradise—especially on a hot day, with water mountain mat slides,...

Bathers Beach

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Sometimes, good things come in small packages. This flat, soft-sand beach sits hidden between the Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round...

Fremantle Arts Centre

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Like most of Fremantle, the fine, Gothic Revival Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) was built by convicts in the 19th century. First used as...

Fremantle Market

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The eclectic, artsy, and always bustling Fremantle Market has been housed in this huge Victorian building since 1897 and sells everything...

Fremantle Prison

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The former Fremantle Prison, built in the 1850s, is where 44 inmates met their fate on the prison gallows between 1888 and 1964. Tours...

Kings Square

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Bounded by High, Queen, and William streets, Kings Square is at the heart of the central business district. Shaded by 100-year-old Moreton...

Leighton Beach

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Situated south of busy Cottesloe and about 30 mintues from central Perth, Leighton is a relatively quiet beach that's loved for its sugar-like...

Port Beach

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A local favorite, wide Port Beach has small, gentle waves; water the color of Bombay Sapphire; and sugar-white sand. It butts up against...

Round House

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An eyecatching landmark of early Fremantle atop an ocean-facing cliff, the Round House was built in 1831 by convicts to house other convicts...

Western Australian Maritime Museum

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Resembling an upside-down boat, the Western Australian Maritime Museum sits at the edge of Fremantle Harbour. It houses Australia II,...