Walking Trails

Creative Freo

This trail offers you a diverse mix of what near and dear to this City’s heart, our arts scene. Commence at Australia’s flagship puppet theatre and meander through contemporary and indigenous galleries, explore our Writer Walk, see artists at work, enjoy public artworks, view artisan wares before jumping on the Cat Bus to end your journey within the beautiful grounds of the Fremantle Arts Centre. To visit Fremantle and miss this trail would be to miss something fundamental to this City’s identity. Length: 3.79km Time: 47 mmins

Discovery Trail

There's plenty to see and do in Fremantle and the Discovery Trail takes in iconic tourist attractions such as Fremantle Markets, the Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Prison, the Maritime Museum as well as precincts and parks such as the west end and Esplanade Reserve.  Length: 6.88km Time: 1.43 hrs

Freopedia Heritage Tour

Fremantle is the first City in Australia to have a QR code project like this, it is a virtual tour of its heritage sites.  Freopedia lets you explore Fremantle at your leisure accessing the stories behind what made Fremantle what it is today. Simply download the QR Code phone application and take a walking tour of Fremantle by scanning the plaques on buildings, statues and the historical sites shown on the map. Take this map and explore the streets of Fremantle revisiting our City's rich heritage. From the notorious Moondyne Joe to the lives of John Curtin and Herbert Hoover, from riots, exploration,…

Heritage Highlights

The Heritage Highlights Trail is a snapshot into Fremantle’s architectural and cultural heritage. The trail takes just under a couple of hours to walk but we recommend you set aside a full day to get the most out of this trail; pour over the history centre's collection, wander through the west end, explore the maritime museum and Fremantle Prison and finish up at Fremantle Arts Centre. Length: 5.72km Time: 1.19 hrs

Leighton Battery Heritage Site - Buckland Hill

Buckland Hill, named by Captain Stirling after James Buckland, FRS, a reader in Geology at Oxford University and later Dean of Westminster, is the last remaining peak of seven hills in the area. It is one of the highest points in the Perth Metropolitan area. It is thought that Willem de Vlaming, the early Dutch navigator landed close by this feature in 1697 and climbed the hill to ascertain what lay beyond it and in doing so noted the Swan River, which he named. The military involvement came about in the early 1900s when defence facilities were built at North…

Street Art

Fremantle has long been a cultural melting pot for the arts. This trail explores the street art in our city, the artistic careers that were born here and the international artists that have contributed to our collection. Length: 6.15 km Time: 1.25 hrs


Walking trails

Fremantle walking trails offer walkers an insight into the diverse and exceptional history, heritage and fascinating places of beauty in Fremantle. There are so many great things to see in Fremantle. Choose from self-guided or guided tours and find yourself in amazing places.