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Be Rottnest

Enjoy the best of Fremantle and Rottnest Island with our new Be. Rottnest package. This 3 night package offers accommodation in Fremantle’s iconic Fishing Boat Harbour precinct and a day trip to Rottnest Island! Enjoy all that Fremantle has to offer. Grab some Fish and Chips in Fishing Boat Harbour Enjoy a cold drink and watch the sun set over Bathers Beach ‘Do some time’ in the Fremantle Prison or Explore the Maritime Museum of Western Australia Then head over to Rottnest Island for the day with Rottnest Express…discover its pristine beaches and take your very own Quokka selfie!

Be Summer Upgrade

Book your Summer Holiday today with Be. and receive an exclusive upgrade. This strictly limited offer allows you to reserve an apartment for a minimum of 3 nights and receive a complimentary upgrade to the next room type PLUS a complimentary Breakfast Pack for the first morning of your stay. Full details available on our website.

Beach Yoga South Beach

Join us for yoga by the beach!  This year we will be at South Beach, South Fremantle on Saturdays and Sundays and Leighton Beach on Saturdays. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! South Beach classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe.  Leighton Beach classes are located next to the Orange Box Cafe, North Fremantle.…

Queens Baton Relay

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Fremantle as the baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4 April 2018. Setting off in Australia on Monday 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud. The Baton will arrive in Fremantle by sea from Bathers Bay onto Bathers Beach before it sets off through the streets of Fremantle. Join Mayor Brad Pettitt on the boardwalk at Bathers Beach to mark this momentous occasion with a traditional Welcome to Country and live music. 11:30am until 1:00pm – A free community celebration will take place at Bathers Beach including a Welcome to Country, live music from The Lost Quays and interviews with some of the baton bearers. 12:45pm – Arrival of the baton from Rottnest at Bather’s Beach 1:00pm to 2:30pm – The baton will leave Bathers Beach and travel through the streets of Fremantle carried by the baton bearers, through Norfolk Street, South Terrace, High Street, Cliff Street, Phillimore Street, ending at Princess May Park on Adelaide Street. To see the baton’s full route please visit www.gc2018.com/qbr See attached for route and batonbearers. Road closures in Fremantle on Saturday 24th February, 2018: Mews Road will be closed to traffic between 12:30 and 1:30pm South Terrace and intersecting streets including Norfolk Street, Norfolk Lane, Essex Street, Collie Street, Nairn Street and Bannister Street will be closed to traffic between 1:00 and 2:00pm High Street, Phillimore Street and intersecting streets including Packenham Street, Henry Street, Mouat Street and Cliff Street will be closed to traffic between 1:30 and 2:30pm Traffic management will be in place to direct traffic on Queen and Adelaide Streets between 2:00 and 2:30pm The Phillimore Street entrance to Fremantle Port will be closed between 1:00pm and 2:30pm, however all port traffic including ferry passengers, will still be able to access the port via gate 2 on Beach Street (near Officeworks) along Peter Hughes Drive during this time. Carpark closures in Fremantle on Saturday 24th February, 2018: Carparks at the far end of Mews Road in front of Be.Serviced apartments will be closed from 6:00am to 2:00pm All other carparks in Mews Road including 6 Molfetta Quays, 35 Mews Road, car parks on both sides of Kailis Fish Market, 34 Mews Road and 38 Mews Road will be closed from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Cars remaining in these car parks at the commencement of the road closures must remain parked for the duration of the closure. Carpark 2 will be closed from 6:00am to 3:00pm Little High Street and Captains Lane carparks in the West End will be closed from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Cars remaining in these car parks at the commencement of the road closures must remain parked for the duration of the closure. For more information visit https://www.gc2018.com/qbr#gc2018-qbr-parent-map

Sunset Concert Spectacular

This will be a fantastic event and open to the public with the outstanding Australian Army Band combining with the Royal Australian Navy Reserve Band and 40 Scottish Pipes and Drums. Make sure you save this date and let your family and friends know – get them to come along.   Tickets include free museum entry prior to the concert.   Seating provided BYO alcohol and food Plastic drinking glasses only Soft drinks, ice creams and coffee available for purchase. Tickets for this spectacular event can be purchased at the Australian Army Museum of Western Australia's Reception/Gift shop or online…

BIKE tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hours bike tour. Get an insight into the local spots, our rich past, vibrant present and exciting future! Our cruisy pace means that we can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and tips on the best spots for you to truly enjoy the best Freo has to offer. Tours include use of bike, helmet, a lovely local guide as well as a coffee along the way.  You will experience the rich history of our port city, from our 40,000 years of…

WALK Tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our fun and informative 2 hour walking tour. Departing twice daily at 11am and 3pm, Thursday to Monday. Let us show you why Fremantle is ranked as the 7th best city in the world by Lonely Planet in 2016. We will help you experience the true local side of our great port city by hitting the pavement and walking our beautiful streets. Our vibrant city has so much to offer from hip and hidden cafes, brilliant bars, delicious restaurants and street art to its rich history as a trading place for over 40,…

Leeuwin Parent Project 3 Day Voyage

The Leeuwin Foundation and Relationships Australia WA have joined forces to create an extraordinary and unique family voyage experience. Our experienced facilitators will support you to strengthen your family connections and increase the flow of communication, in a safe, supportive and fun environment. There is no doubt negotiating the teenage years can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even overwhelming. Staying connected as a family and keeping the lines of communication open are essential to having a healthy and happy family. Join us on board the Leeuwin to learn a range of skills that will help improve your family communication and build…

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum in March 2018 when it presents this interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about…

Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure

Lace up your shoes and prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure! The WA Museum and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre present you the world premiere of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. You can expect hands-on fun as you are taken through a sensory feast of sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Adventurers will follow a trail through public and private spaces within the Museum and be transported around the world with this unique experience. At the heart of the work is an invitation to consider how small acts of kindness can have a great impact over time…

Dolce & Salato

Cloistered near a shopping centre there's a fresh daily supply of pizza, focaccia and pastries issuing forth from this South Fremantle gem.

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Duyfken conducts her sail on Swan River from December 2017 to March 2018 and will not be on exhibition to the general public.

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival 2018

Music lovers are in for a veritable feast throughout the ten days of the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival. International acts and local artists will converge on our port city in a program put together by Fremantle’s own music legend, the double Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans, and fellow musician Donough O’Donovan. Headliners Martin Hayes and Declan O’Rourke both accepted invitations to perform because of the historical importance of the event - celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, carrying 62 Irish Fenians. Internationally renowned Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, one of the finest guitarists in traditional Irish music, are considered one of Irish music's most acclaimed duos of all time. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes fittingly open the Festival at the John Curtin Auditorium on Friday 5 January. It’s a rare opportunity to hear traditional Irish music performed by masters of the genre. Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha Mazella returns home to support Hayes and Cahill in concert. Irish folk sensation Declan O’Rourke, will play songs from across his career in his two concert performances, including a selection from his latest album, ‘Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine’. He will pen a song in commemoration of the of the arrival of the military Fenians in 1868. There are plenty of quotes about Martin and Dennis for example:  "Martin Hayes is one of the best fiddlers on the planet. Dennis Cahill is a subtle guitar master. Put aside your notion of Irish music...and just listen." NPR. Declan is supported in his concert at the WA maritime Museum on 11 January by Fiona Rea whose songs are influenced by her Irish heritage and a lifelong love of music and its power to reach people. Rob Zielinski, supports Declan on 13 January at the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre. Rob is a Perth based traditional Irish musician who will feature some lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys and haunting slow airs. Singer Aminah Hughes returns home from Ireland to share with us a collection of enchanting songs, both new and old, written during her time there along with some of her favourite songs from the Emerald Isle.  Award winning poet and storyteller Jaya Penelope- a descendant of Fenian, James Kearney, transported to Fremantle in 1867 on board the Hougoumont joins Aminah in performance on 7 January at Kidogo Arthouse. The next day ‘The Last Convict Ship’, a selection of stories and songs by one of Perth’s leading experts on Australian Fenian history, renowned Irish musician Brendan Woods will be performed at the Hougoumont Hotel in Bannister Street. The Lucky Oceans and his Gaelic Gumbo Band will explore new creations mixing Irish and Louisiana sounds. Be the first to hear the world premiere of a band and repertoire made exclusively for the festival at Kidogo Arthouse on 12 January. Kidogo’s Kelp Bar will be running throughout the festival and will be home to spontaneous musical performances featuring Festival acts and local musicians. The closing event and street party ‘The Feast of The Wild Goose’ features entertainment by the Freo’s own Rogues, playing their very own brand of Pogues magic to celebrate the end of an incredible ten days of Irish music. Festival Program www.feniansfestival.com.au  

Free-wheeling Fremantle | Fremantle Visitor Centre

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and children that operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular things to do are…

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…

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Family friendly

There are plenty of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused especially during one of the Fremantle festivals. Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre during summer is a popular way to spend a chilled Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy one of the simple Freo family rituals, fish and chips or an icecream at Fishing Boat Harbour or stop by the Esplanade Youth Plaza and be inspired by some very talented skateboarders demonstrating their skill.