Choose a self-guided walking tour to explore iconic Fremantle tourist attractions, history, cultural heritage and the arts. Explore Fremantle works on iPhone and Android devices and you can connect to FREBytes free wifi in the CBD. Look for the 'tips' along the way for a bit of extra local knowledge and share your photos on social media #exploreFremantle.
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. The trail takes around two hours but allow more time to stop at places along the way.
Grab your mother, brother, lover, BFF or go solo but don’t hibernate in the wet weather, get out and explore Freo. Don't forget your umbrella.
Many cultures have contributed to Fremantle’s development, discover some of this abundant and diverse heritage.
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.
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.
Incorporated in this trail is the Fremantle Writers Walk;a series of five art installations celebrating past and present local writers who have a deep connection to Fremantle. The totems, designed by local artist Bridget Norton, each display a selected passage of text from one of their books. Look for the glass viewing box on each totem which carries multiple layers of text and imagery. You’ll also explore some of Fremantle’s delightful bookstores, local history centre and a publishing house. The walking time is estimated at around 30minutes but we think you’ll need to set aside a bit longer for a good browse at some of these stops.
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.
Fremantle is home to the largest amount of retro and vintage stores per square foot. If you want something unique that sings ‘nostalgia’ you’re looking in the right place! From beautifully curated vintage finds to that amazing discovery in the rummage basket, there are tonnes of shops for you to check out. So many, we’ve created a personal tour to find the treasures you’re looking for.
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