After a lot of discussion, some more thought and then more discussion we've put together an A to Z of Freo. It got tricky for a while there choosing just one Freo icon to go with each letter. There's plenty more but in the end here's our list.
Arts Centre (Fremantle)–one of life’s great pleasures is relaxing at Sunday Music, sitting in the shade of the trees on the front lawn at Freo Arts Centre.
Bathers Beach–Fremantle’s very own secret beach at the end of the Whalers’ Tunnel (under the Round House) invites you for a sneaky dip in the Indian Ocean between Freo adventures.
Dingo Flour Mill–an icon for Freo much like the harbour bridge is for Sydney.
EYP (Esplanade Youth Plaza)–while it’s only been open for a short while it’s firmly entrenched in the hearts of skaters who travel from all over for a spin around the ‘bowl’.
Freo Doctor–eagerly anticipated and sometimes long awaited on a hot summer’s day–that delightful Indian Ocean afternoon sea breeze.
Growers Green–weekly Sunday farmers market held on the lawns at the South Fremantle High School with local produce, fresh fruit and vege direct from the grower, local artisans and street food stalls.
History and heritage–from ancient stories of Whadjuk Nyoongar people to the architecture and attractions. It’s the fabric of Fremantle we know today ( Fremantle History Centre is a great source of info).
EYP - Image Damien Crocker
Ice cream–generations of families have journeyed to Fremantle for an ice cream and a laid back stroll soaking up the city’s atmosphere.
J Shed studios one to four–situated directly below the Round House, look for the colourful doors in the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. You’ll find a collection of artists and artisans that call Fremantle home.
Kings Square–the original square around which the city was built and home to Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle Visitor Centre, St John’s Church, Kings Market and magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees.
Live music–there’s something in the water in Fremantle, the city is a centre for live music and musicians and appreciative audiences from chilled weekend gigs in local cafés and courtyards to pumping annual music festivals.
High Street West End - Image Neil Winfield
North Freo–explore this gorgeous pocket of Freo with funky eateries, renowned music venues and enticing stretches of river foreshore and beaches...just over the bridge.
Ocean–that sigh of indescribable pleasure with the first glimpse of the Indian Ocean as you arrive into Fremantle by car or by train.
Pontoon–off shore at South Beach during summer where kids perform back flips and somersaults into the water.
Quirky–we’re talking shopping here...if you’re looking for that special something, it’s a bit different or a little quirky, chances are you’ll find it in Freo.
Rainbow–by Marcus Canning, Fremantle’s newest entry statement constructed from nine coloured sea containers forms a giant rainbow welcomes all to Fremantle.
Street Arts Festival–street performers from all corners of the world descend on Fremantle for the Easter long weekend to astound, entertain and delight festival goers/audiences.
Train–a public transport lifeline that snakes along the coast and connects Fremantle with WA’s capital city, Perth.
University–the main campus for 5 000 + students of Notre Dame Australia adds youthful exuberance to the city’s historic West End precinct.
Victoria Quay–and Fremantle Port, the first point of arrival and departure for imports and exports, cruise ship passengers and holiday goers travelling to Rottnest Island.
Whaler’s Tunnel–the limestone tunnel at the end of High Street, directly under the Round House, links the West End to Bathers Beach.
X marks the spot–on a bronze relief map of Fremantle as it was in 1833 (in front of the Town Hall) shows the original shoreline. (pic)
Yoga–at South Beach in the mornings, on the lawns next to the Round House, an evening session in the ashram or in a warehouse overlooking the harbour. Nameste.
Zebras–who hasn’t taken a selfie in front of this mural by Anya Brock in South Freo at Ootong & Lincoln on the corner of South Terrace and Francisco Street.
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