Ramble around Fremantle on the Monday Queen’s Birthday weekend, visiting four historic churches for a series of concerts featuring splendid music. Home to five very fine and contrasting pipe organs, drop in to visit one, two, three or four of a series of concerts throughout the day, designed to show off each the instruments with splendid music for soprano, violin, cello and organ.
Immerse yourself in the largest contemporary African art exhibition to take place globally in 2017 and the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. The Another Antipodes Exhibition promises to vigorously challenge preconceptions of Africa and nurture cross-cultural discovery. Utilising Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement the curious are set to be rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary discussions and multicultural diversity of the region. Coupled with an exciting program of talks, screenings, school programs, masterclasses, workshops and music events this inaugural exhibition is set to be one of Australia's finest.
The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one of the top things to do in Fremantle. Allow at least two hours to explore the excellent interpretive displays that provide unique insights into Western Australia's involvement in these conflicts. Over 100 experienced and knowledgable volunteers assist with the day to day operations of the museum which attracts many thousands of school groups each year. Easy access via the free Fremantle CAT bus (red route). Stop 8 is a 5 minute walk from the Army Museum. Please note: All adults will require some form of photo ID when entering the museum e.g drivers licence.
The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo Arthouse, Wild Twig, Studio 11, Glen Cowans' stunning underwater photography and just around the corner Wolrd's End Studio and Ann Land's Studio at the end of Mrs Trivett Place. The precinct also includes the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It is an area that is evolving into a vibrant arts precinct with open studios, exhibitions, workshops, markets and festivals, that is rapidly being recognised worldwide for its beauty, heritage and the talent of the artists within it. The precinct itself includes links through to Victoria Quay and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, by boardwalk to Fishing Boat Harbour and the historic West End of Fremantle and overlooks Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean. It encompasses the J Shed Artists Studios, the Round House studios on Captains Lane, WA's oldest building the Round House, the Whalers Tunnel, Kidogo Arthouse, Arthur Head Heritage site where Ann Land's Studio and the World's End Studio are situated (at the end of Mrs Trivett Place). Fremantle Blue CAT Bus stop 17.
Watch the sun go down and the lights go up. Colourful up lighting has been installed on the coastal side of the Arthur's Head cliff face between J shed and Kidogo as part of the activation of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. The lights will be turned on at sunset every evening with extra special lights on the weekends! Come down and have a look at this beautiful precinct.
One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed year round, and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. Bathers Beach is a popular beach inner city beach, located between Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round House, is the perfect place to relax and swim. Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.
During school holidays kids eat free! With every purchase of a main meal kids receive a free kids meal (12 years and under, Mon - Fri 11.30am - 6.30pm) Benny's Bar and Cafe offers a unique restaurant, bar and cocktail experience in the heart of Fremantle's Cappuccino strip. Benny's is a great excuse to get dressed up with experienced staff serving delicios contemporary cuisine and exciting cocktail creations with live entertainment.
Nestled between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, Fremantle provides a number of excellent birdwatching opportunities in some of the most picturesque locations of the metropolitan area. In the coastline areas coastal species such as Crested Tern can easily be encountered, whilst North Mole offers one of the best locations in the metropolitan area to look for pelagic sea bird species such as shearwaters. The adjoining coastal heath contains species such as White-browed Scrubwren and White-cheeked Honeyeaterand remnant areas of woodland provide habitat for typical bush bird species of the Swan Coastal Plain. A number of birdwatching locations also have excellent recreational facilities, providing options for a family day out. Sir Frederick Samson Park: Red Wattlebird, Australian Ringneck and Australian Magpie, Weebill, Striated Pardalote and Spotted Pardalote Booyeembara Park: White-cheeked honeyeaters, Brown and Singing Honeyeaters and Silvereye. Clontarf Hill: Willie Wagtail, Singing Honeyeater and Silvereye South Beach: Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, White-browed, Scrub-wren, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Osprey Bathers Beach: Singing Honeyeater, Silvereye, Variegated Fairy-wren, Crested Tern, Silver Gull, Tree Martins, Welcome Swallows, Nankeen Night-Heron North Mole: Pied Cormorant, Crested and Fairy Tern, Arctic Jaeger, Silver Gulls, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Australasian Gannet, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Skua and Giant Petrels Sandtrax, Port & Leighton Beach: Crested Tern, Silver Gull, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, Red-necked Stint, Sanderling, White-browed Scrubwren, Singing Honeyeater, Nankeen Kestrel, Fairy Tern Cantonment Hill: Silvereye, singing Honeyeater, White-browed Scrub-wren North Fremantle Reserves: Australiasian Darter, Pied, Little Pied, Little Black and Great Cormorants, Crested, Caspian and Fairy Terns, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, Red necked Stint, Common Sandpiper. Download the full Birdwatching around Fremantle guide in the attachment section of this listing or pick up a printed copy at Fremantle City Library or Fremantle Visitor Centre. *Information from the Birdwatching around Fremantle guide-produced by Birdlife WA and City of Fremantle, funded by the WA State Natural Resource Management Program though the Parks and Landscape’s bird-friendly gardens workshop project-a South West Group NRM initiative.
Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 3.45 pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way! Guests are able to choose a one way or return cruise, and can also choose to upgrade their voyage to enjoy a buffet lunch and dessert whilst on board. You are also invited to enjoy complimentary premium wine tastings on the 11.15 am & 3.45 pm Fremantle departures.Guests have the option to spend the day exploring the city, with daily departures from Perth to Fremantle at 9.45 am, 11.15 am & 2.15 pm. Experience all that the magnificent Swan River has to offer with a Captain Cook Cruise and make it a day to remember.
Cicerello's is a Western Australian family owned business. For more than 100 years the name has meant not only the best fish and chips in a great location in the heart of Australia's largest fishing boat harbour, but also freshly caught seafood including oysters, mussels, crabs and crayfish, enjoyed with beer, wine or champagne at the waters edge.We have a range of traditional fish & chips options as well as an extensive grill menu featuring everything from probably Perth's best seafood platter to our Fresh Fish of the day, which is freshly filleted daily on site at our own fish processing plant. Make sure you check out our menu on our website, in particular our Fresh & Local Specials.