Explore Fremantle's Unique History

One of the first settlements in Western Australia, Fremantle is well known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and many reminders of the port’s beginnings as a British penal colony.  Exploring the local area on foot is the best way to discover the rich tapestry of Freo’s history.  These are our must see spots during your visit.  View our map to discover more.

Fremantle Visitors Centre

Located at the Fremantle Town Hall, the Visitor Centre is the official visitor information  centre for Fremantle.  Volunteers are local experts and can let you know what’s on in town during your stay and places you shouldn’t miss.  They can also book tours and offer bike hire for visitors.

Kings Square, Fremantle

Fremantle Arts Centre

More than a gallery, the Freo Arts Centre is home to exhibitions by local artists, workshops, artists-in-residence and open-air concerts in the walled garden. The building itself opened its doors in 1864 as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum & Invalid Depot. Over time it has been used as a Women’s Home, as a home for American naval servicemen during WW2, a technical school and now as an Arts Centre.

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Port Mill B&B

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Fremantle Wesley Uniting Church

Beautiful limestone church built in 1841

South Mole Lighthouse

Visitors can drive or walk along a narrow peninsula to this bright beacon offering scenic views.

North Mole Lighthouse

The North Mole Lighthouse began operation in 1906 at entrance to Fremantle Harbour. N Mole Dr, North Fremantle

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Restored 1850s-era commissariat building with artifacts documenting shipwrecks & their relics.

Fremantle War Memorial

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a commercial marina and home to many iconic Fremantle restaurants and Little Creatures brewery.

Bon Scott Memorial

Bronze statue depicting late Australian resident Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC.

WA Maritime Museum

Waterfront museum featuring a guided submarine tour, a range of iconic vessels & history exhibits.

Samson House

Historical landmark

Saint Patrick's Basilica

Artillery Drill Hall

This 1890s practice facility for the volunteer artillery corps is now a club & venue for musicians.

Fremantle Arts Centre

Built in 1864, Fremantle Arts Centre has had a rich and varied history.

The Round House & Whalers Tunnel

Visit the oldest public building in Western Australia, on picturesque Bathers Beach

Fremantle Prison

Closed in 1991 after almost 140 years as a prison, Fremantle Prison is a must see during your stay.

Fremantle Visitors Centre & Town Hall

Visit this fully restored heritage building to plan your stay in WA, get local maps, book tours and speak with friendly volunteers about current local special events.

Fremantle Town Hall

Constructed in 1887, the Fremantle Town Hall was heritage listed in 1993. The building, designed in the Victorian Free Classical style.  Typical of Fremantle, the building is constructed using local limestone.  The building was fully restored in 2017, returning it to its original condition.

Kings Square, Fremantle

The Roundhouse

Built by convicts in the 1850’s, the prison was active for almost 140 years. There are daily tours around the prison. For those a little more adventurous, there are tours into the tunnels 20m beneath the prison by foot and boat and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Whalers Tunnel

Under the Round House you’ll find Whalers tunnel. Although it’s short, it is steeped in history.  Convict built to provide direct access from Bathers Beach to the Town of Fremantle, it was used to transport whale goods to the community.

Captains Lane, Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

Built by convicts in the 1850’s, the prison was active for almost 140 years. There are daily tours around the prison. For those a little more adventurous, there are tours into the tunnels 20m beneath the prison by foot and boat and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre​

Local arts and crafts created by indigenous artists are just the start at Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Also on display you will be able to watch artisans at work and learn about local indigenous culture.

12 Captain’s Lane, Fremantle

Take a Walk

Undoubtedly the best way to discover the history of Fremantle is to put on some comfortable shoes and hit the pavement.  With such a rich history, you’ll stumble upon many hidden historical gems on foot, discover somewhere to stop for a bite to eat and drink & shop for gifts to take home with you.

Explore Fremantle's Unique History

One of the first settlements in Western Australia, Fremantle is well known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and many reminders of the port’s beginnings as a British penal colony.  Exploring the local area on foot is the best way to discover the rich tapestry of Freo’s history.  These are our must see spots during your visit.  View our map to discover more.

Fremantle Visitors Centre

Located at the Fremantle Town Hall, the Visitor Centre is the official visitor information  centre for Fremantle.  Volunteers are local experts and can let you know what’s on in town during your stay and places you shouldn’t miss.  They can also book tours and offer bike hire for visitors.

Kings Square, Fremantle

Fremantle Town Hall

Constructed in 1887, the Fremantle Town Hall was heritage listed in 1993. The building, designed in the Victorian Free Classical style.  Typical of Fremantle, the building is constructed using local limestone.  The building was fully restored in 2017, returning it to its original condition.

Kings Square, Fremantle

The Roundhouse

Built by convicts in the 1850’s, the prison was active for almost 140 years. There are daily tours around the prison. For those a little more adventurous, there are tours into the tunnels 20m beneath the prison by foot and boat and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre​

Local arts and crafts created by indigenous artists are just the start at Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Also on display you will be able to watch artisans at work and learn about local indigenous culture.

12 Captain’s Lane, Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

Built by convicts in the 1850’s, the prison was active for almost 140 years. There are daily tours around the prison. For those a little more adventurous, there are tours into the tunnels 20m beneath the prison by foot and boat and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Whalers Tunnel

Under the Round House you’ll find Whalers tunnel. Although it’s short, it is steeped in history.  Convict built to provide direct access from Bathers Beach to the Town of Fremantle, it was used to transport whale goods to the community.

Captains Lane, Fremantle

Fremantle Arts Centre

More than a gallery, the Freo Arts Centre is home to exhibitions by local artists, workshops, artists-in-residence and open-air concerts in the walled garden. The building itself opened its doors in 1864 as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum & Invalid Depot. Over time it has been used as a Women’s Home, as a home for American naval servicemen during WW2, a technical school and now as an Arts Centre.

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Wesley Uniting Church

Beautiful limestone church built in 1841

South Mole Lighthouse

Visitors can drive or walk along a narrow peninsula to this bright beacon offering scenic views.

North Mole Lighthouse

The North Mole Lighthouse began operation in 1906 at entrance to Fremantle Harbour. N Mole Dr, North Fremantle

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Restored 1850s-era commissariat building with artifacts documenting shipwrecks & their relics.

Fremantle War Memorial

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a commercial marina and home to many iconic Fremantle restaurants and Little Creatures brewery.

Bon Scott Memorial

Bronze statue depicting late Australian resident Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC.

WA Maritime Museum

Waterfront museum featuring a guided submarine tour, a range of iconic vessels & history exhibits.

Samson House

Historical landmark

Saint Patrick's Basilica

Artillery Drill Hall

This 1890s practice facility for the volunteer artillery corps is now a club & venue for musicians.

Fremantle Arts Centre

Built in 1864, Fremantle Arts Centre has had a rich and varied history.

The Round House & Whalers Tunnel

Visit the oldest public building in Western Australia, on picturesque Bathers Beach

Fremantle Prison

Closed in 1991 after almost 140 years as a prison, Fremantle Prison is a must see during your stay.

Fremantle Visitors Centre & Town Hall

Visit this fully restored heritage building to plan your stay in WA, get local maps, book tours and speak with friendly volunteers about current local special events.

PORT MILL ROOMS

Port Mill’s Bed & Breakfast accomodation in Fremantle includes four suites.  Each suite has its own private ensuite and Juliet balcony.  As a boutique bed and breakfast hotel, each room has an individual style.  For longer stays we recommend booking the Zyutdorp Suite which includes a full size bath tub, washing machine and clothes dryer.

Batavia Suite

BATAVIA SUITE

The Batavia Suite has a queen bed and balcony view of the courtyard garden and fountain

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Duyfken Suite

DUYFKEN SUITE

The Duyfken suite has a king bed that can be converted to singles

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Leeuwin Suite

Leeuwin Suite

The Leeuwin Suite has a queen bed & balcony with courtyard views

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Zuytdorp Suite

Zuytdorp Suite

This suite has a bath, washing machine & clothes dryer, perfect for longer stays

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PORT MILLS ROOMS

Port Mill’s Bed & Breakfast accomodation in Fremantle includes four suites.  Each suite has its own private ensuite and Juliet balcony.  As a boutique bed and breakfast hotel, each room has an individual style.  For longer stays we recommend booking the Zyutdorp Suite which includes a full size bath tub, washing machine and clothes dryer.

Leeuwin Suite

Leeuwin Suite

The Leeuwin Suite has a queen bed & balcony with courtyard views

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Zuytdorp Suite

Zuytdorp Suite

This suite has a bath, washing machine & clothes dryer, perfect for longer stays

LEARN MORE

Batavia Suite

BATAVIA SUITE

The Batavia Suite has a queen bed and balcony view of the courtyard garden and fountain

LEARN MORE

Duyfken Suite

DUYFKEN SUITE

The Duyfken suite has a king bed that can be converted to singles

LEARN MORE
Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

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  • Very enjoyable and good location The breakfast tray and the nice touch of cereal etc being in containers and not packaged Tissues in the room

    Wayne
  • NIce, comfartable small hotel in central area On my way to Tasmania, made a stop at Fremantle for acupuple of days, nice small city, with harbour, market, prison etc

    inger
  • Superb The interior was gorgeous. We were located on the first floor and had a balcony to the courtyard which was full of trees and flowers with little fountains. Great!

    Corinna
  • Facilities: Nice ; Value: Moderate; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Spotless; Central No car parking and up two flights of narrow stairs Perfect

    Margaret
  • Accomidation was in a great location. Breakfast vouchers were great at the cafe across the road. Only inconvenience is no parking on site, so a little walk but not easy with your luggage, also becomes costly.

    Expedia user
  • Facilities: Good; Value: Affordable; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Great location and cute surroundings Outstanding

    Peter
  • Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spotless; Breakfast was superb across the road Location View Perfect

    Richard
  • Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Exceptional location Great architecture Long life milk Outstanding

    Cathie
  • Facilities: Above average; Value: Reasonable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Location To many keys Away from it all

    Scott
  • Good The bed was super comfy and bathroom was clean and spacious. It would have been better if they supplied clean towels on second day.

    Yu
Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

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Booking.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 318 Guest Reviews
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Expedia.com
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Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

Agoda.com
4.3 Stars - Based on 5 Guest Reviews
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Booking.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 318 Guest Reviews
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Expedia.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 77 Guest Reviews
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TripAdvisor
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4.1 Stars - Based on 55 Guest Reviews
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