Tours

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Tours

Fremantle Tram Tours. This company runs hop-on-hop-off tours (A$25) around the city daily from 9:45 am to approximately 3:30 pm, with six stops all close to the major sights. A tour around Fremantle is a great way to get to know each area of the port city. A full-day tour is the Triple Tour, which includes a guided tour of Fremantle, a cruise on the Swan River to Perth, and a sightseeing tour in Perth. The tour finishes in Perth, but you can catch a train or bus back to Fremantle. The cost is A$74, not including your return to Fremantle. On Friday nights, "ghostly tours" take in suspected haunted premises, with a dinner of fish-and-chips included. The cost is A$70 per person. Perth, WA. 08/9433–6674. www.fremantletrams.com.

Dolphin Dive Fremantle. Got a budding diver in the family? Water babies will get a buzz from this beginner’s experience, which departs Fremantle and heads to the subtropical waters of Rottnest Island. You get to swim through underwater archways flecked with electric-blue fish, inspect limestone caverns, and explore coral rimmed caves. If you're a newbie, opt for a "Discover Scuba" experience, which involves taking one person out with an instructor (A$375) or a maximum of two (ask about the discounted price). Trips are also available experienced divers—call the store for details. 256 Hampton Rd., South Fremantle, WA. 08/9335–9969. www.dolphindiveshop.com.

Two Feet and a Heartbeat. As you can guess from the name, this is a walking tour, but one with more fun than the usual historical yawn-fest. Enthusiastic, youthful guides will take you through Fremantle's historic streets pointing out things even locals don't know. The tour is a great way to get oriented as it passes a load of landmarks including the Fremantle Prison, The Roundhouse, and the Fishing Boat Harbour. You'll also stop in to see the modern art at Moore & Moore Gallery and the Kidogo Art House. The two-hour tour cost A$40 and run Wednesday to Monday, departing at 10 am. Bookings are essential. The tour also includes 10% off lunch at Kailis Fish Market Café. Fremantle Visitor Information Centre (meeting point), Kings Square, High St., Fremantle, WA. 1800/459–388. www.twofeet.com.au.

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