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Fremantle CAT Bus

The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times: Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp and low floor. To board, simply wait at any CAT stop – they're all shown on the Fremantle CAT bus map and timetable.

Fremantle City Library

Fremantle Library has ideas for everyone, and miles of inspiration contained inside. Want to find out what to read next? Ask our staff who can suggest some great titles . Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing magazines and newspapers, or catch up on some DVD binge watching or music from local acts. Get ebooks and emagazines for your commute – see our downloads page or ask our friendly staff for tips.   Fremantle History Centre is a treasure trove of historical information and photographs from ye olde Freo. Find out the origins of your Fremantle home and learn how to research your ancestry. There’s free wifi and computers for everyone, and enquire about our tech help sessions if you’ve like to find out how to use your iPad or laptop better. Grow together with your children at story time and other programs and share the love of reading and the joy of visiting the library. Everyone is welcome, and membership is free to WA residents – head to the library and sign up today!

Fremantle Leisure Centre

The Fremantle Leisure Centre is open all year round and offers a range of health and fitness programs including learn to swim, squad and group fitness classes. The centre boasts four heated swimming pools, a gym, crèche, swim shop, traing room and cafe all located on 3.5 hectares of open grassed space. Memberships and multi-visit passes are available.

Fremantle Markets

The Fremantle Markets has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations in Fremantle for locals and tourists alike, as well as a leading source of independent wares and produce. Fremantle Markets is undoubtedly one of the best and most well-known markets in Western Australia as it offers fresh and local produce, a great atmosphere plus many more great attributes. Most importantly- it's free to enter! Which makes it a great day out for the entire family! Walk the Fremantle Markets Heritage Trail, attached, to explore the unique place the market has in the city’s history. This brochure will help you discover the atmosphere, architecture and tales that lie behind one of the most famous attractions in Fremantle. If you haven't yet visited the Fremantle Markets, or need a reminder why it's so great, here are our top eight reasons to visit: 1. heritage architecture2. rich history3. hub of events4. fresh local produce5. organic goods6. market bar7. Indigenous & independent products8. music & atmosphere. Located on South Terrace in the heart of Fremantle, the Fremantle Markets are very easy to locate! Our opening hours are: The YardFriday 8.00 am till 8.00 pmSaturday, Sunday and Monday public holidays 8.00 am till 6.00 pm. The HallFriday 9.00 am till 8.00 pmSaturday, Sunday and Monday public holidays 9.00 am till 6.00 pm.  

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour. Fremantle Prison has been ranked 9th in a list of Australia's top 10 landmarks compiled by travel website TripAdvisor as part of the annual Travellers' Choice Awards! In addition to its guided tours Fremantle Prison also features exhibitions in the Prison Gallery, Interpretive Visitors Centre, onsite Cafe and an Award Winning Gift Shop. Visit the historic Fremantle Prison today!

Fremantle Tourist Wheel

Fremantle is among the most popular destinations in western Australia and the Esplanade Park is one of its most loveliest features. The Tourist Wheel has been in Fremantle since April 2013 and provides unprecedented views of Fremantle town and harbors Be transported 40 metres in fully enclosed gondolas

Fremantle Trams

Nobody else can show you Fremantle like this tour can. Going to places larger vehicles and public transport cannot reach and with local driver guides whose knowledge is second to none! Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided tours to thousands of visitors to Fremantle aboard our replica 'trams'. With the entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver our passengers quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that makes it Western Australia's most visited city. Hop on and off at any of the six conveniently situated stops and we'll show you Fremantle from its bustling harbours, it's beautifully preserved architecture, the convict built Fremantle Prison and the famed Cappuccino Strip and Fremantle Markets.With our industry partners you can easily upgrade to a Prison tour or Swan River cruise with or without lunch and a Perth Explorer open top bus tour of Perth and Kings Park

Fremantle's top 10 free school holiday activities

Sharpen the kids’ word sleuth skills with the #Freo_Babble hunt, visit the museums, hire a bike - here's our top ten free things to do with the kids. 1. Transportation Exhibition at Fremantle Prison In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. 2. #Freo_Babble letter sleuth game Pick up a #Freo_Babble map from Fremantle Visitor Centre, WA Shipwrecks Museum or Oxfam or download and collect the letters from Freo businesses to make out the mystery song title. You could win fabulous prizes including a $500 shopping spree. 3. Visit the shipwrecks at WA Shipwrecks Museum Recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and housed in a 1850s-era Commissariat building the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck. 4. Free bike hire from Fremantle Visitor Centre This free bike hire service with bikes for adults and kids (8+ years) operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area. There are a limited number of bikes available for hire so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Read our South Beach to Leighton cycling blog for bike ride ideas. 5. Take a spin at the Esplanade Youth Plaza Pack up the kid’s skateboards, scooters or roller skates and spend an afternoon at one of the most popular skate facilities in the metro area. There’s also places to try ping pong, rock climbing, slack-lining and parkour and the playground adjacent to the plaza has swings and a giant climbing frame. Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from nearby cafés and restaurants all within walking distance. 6. Firing of the cannon at the Round House Opened in 1831, Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia. Hear the story of why the cannon is fired every day at 1 pm – visitors can even apply to act as the honorary gunner! 7. Self-guided walking trails Explore Fremantle attractions, history, cultural heritage and the arts with one of the Explore Fremantle walking trails. There are eleven trails to choose from including street art, Walk with the Windsors, heritage highlights and Manjaree. The trails work on iPhone and Android devices (you can connect to FREBytes free wifi in the CBD). 8. Visit the giant fish tanks at Cicerello’s Over 50 species of marine life, all collected in Fremantle waters housed in a giant aquarium holding over 20,000 litres of water. 9. Bird watching around Fremantle Get to know the species of birdlife around Freo. Download a copy of the Birdwatching around Fremantle guide and challenge the kids to spot an Australasian darter or a Wilson’s Storm Petrel. 10. Swan River, beaches, parks and playgrounds Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that create the best memories and Fremantle has amazing outdoor spaces for the kids to run around... skimming stones under the traffic bridge, collecting shells at South Beach or a picnic beside the lake at Booyeembara Park, here's some of the best spots. After you’ve exhausted the kids there are plenty of kid friendly places to pick up lunch or a drink (the nature play area behind Moore & Moore and Paper Bird Children's Books and Arts is a favourite). Our school holiday program has some great coupon offers from local businesses and don’t forget to tag @fremantlestory on Instagram–we’d love to see what you get up to.

Hoyts Millennium Fremantle

HOYTS Millennium is located in the heart of Fremantle, just off the popular Café Strip and screens the latest blockbuster releases. HOYTS Millennium showcases 4 cinemas including two 3D auditoriums. It is home to a 500 seat capacity Xtremescreen, with a big screen and big sound, movies are better in HOYTS Millennium's Xtremescreen!

Inkling Art Space

Art workshops for curious and creative kids! We run classes and workshops throughout the year with a focus on building art skills and critical thinking. We have lots of fun exploring different techniques, especially drawing. This term at the Inkling Art Space we will be painting, drawing, stitching and making a marvelous mess! Join in the fun at one of our excellent classes or workshops where professional artists will help you to build your art muscles. (The more art we make, the better we get!) There are sessions for children of all ages, and some for grown-ups too. We can't wait to make some art with you soon.

Kanga Paws

We are a specialist costume and prop making business offering a range of short courses and workshops. We provide everything from basic sewing workshops to advanced foam fabrication. We also provide exciting, pratical, creative workshops for school age children throughout the school holidays and provide work placements for high school students.

Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle

Kidogo is a living, bustling art centre. As well as having two busy galleries, Kidogo Arthouse is a popular venue for musicians, singer-songwriters, poets and authors to stage performances. Our art students will get to meet, observe, learn from and be involved in working along side professional artists in one of Perth's busiest art venues.