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Port Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Port Beach Fremantle is popular Fremantle beach that is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed all year round and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. The stunning white sands of Port Beach and Leighton Beach further to the north are some of Fremantle and Perth's most visited and loved beaches, famous for their glorious and romantic sunsets. You can swim, snorkel, wind and kite surf, or just relax and enjoy the view to Rottnest Island. Enjoy takeaway food and drinks from the kiosks close by, or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery and atmosphere that Fremantle beaches have to offer. Port Beach also has a family friendly cafe and restaurant with views of the Indian Ocean.

Rolloways

For some of the best roller skating in Perth, bring your roller skates and enjoy the fun of skating with us. We also have a wide range of roller skates and roller blades for sale in our Pro-shop which will make your roller skating a much better experience. Alternatively we have roller skates and roller blades for hire as well as premium roller skates and premium roller blades also for hire. Our opening hours extend for school holidays, check out our website for more information. As you see there is no excuse now not come and have loads of fun...

Rottnest Express

Rottnest Express is the island's largest and most experienced cruise company, operating daily year-round services from Perth and Fremantle. We offer an extensive range of both fully-escorted and self-guided day tour packages including complimentary coach transfers from most hotels in Perth and Fremantle.

Round House

The Round House is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886. Round House is open between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.The cannon is fired daily at 1 pm, preceded by a talk by one of our volunteer guides commencing around 12.50 pm (weather permitting).  Visitors are welcome to apply to act as our Honorary Gunner.  We recommend advance bookings to avoid disappointment - just check out our web site for more information

South Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. South Beach Fremantle 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. Located in Fremantle's inner harbour, close to the centre of Fremantle, South Beach is a family friendly beach with superb views of Rottnest, Carnac, and Garden islands. South Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a swim, a picnic or BBQ. Enjoy a coffee or a meal at the relaxed beachside cafe.

Summer School Holiday Classes

Have you always wanted to learn some circus skills? Circus WA has set up the big top in the heart of Fremantle and is running fun circus workshops through the school holidays for ages 7 +. Choose from big top circus skills, aerials, acro intensive, stilt and unicycle. Big Top Circus Skills 7 – 10 Years & 11 – 13 Years Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 January 9:00am – 1:00pm Single sessions $70, all three sessions $195 Our Big Top Circus Skills program will give you the chance to experience both Aerial and general components of Circus, such as silks and trapeze, and incorporating acrobatics, diablo, tight wire, trampoline, devils sticks, hoops and more. These sessions are split into the two different age groups, the activities executed will be age appropriate.  Learn Acro Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00 Our progressive Acro program focuses on providing a structured development in acrobatic foundations such as conditioning, strength/flexibility, handstands, tumbling, trampoline. Learn Aerials Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00 Our progressive aerial intensive will help you to build stable fundamentals on fixed both silks and trapeze. Through a number of movements, students will learn to ascend, descend and control their apparatus, build strength and improve their flexibility and coordination. Learn Stilts & Unicycle Intensive (Open Age) Monday 21 – 23 January 4:00pm – 6:00pm All Three Sessions $100.00 This is a fantastic opportunity to build basic skills. Stilt walking is great for co-ordination, cognitive and physical development, balance and overall confidence. You will also learn to balance on a wheel.  Aerial Conditioning (Adult 15+) Tuesday 8 & Thursday 10 January Tuesday 15 & Thursday 17 January $25.00 Single Session, $200.00 10 class pass This class is the gateway to learning aerials (Trapeze, Silks, Rope or Lyra). Under careful guidance of our experienced and qualified Trainers, you will be introduced to the equipment, taught the safe way to get on/off and climb. This class incorporates some ground based conditioning/strength building and some aerial conditioning, to improve upper-body and core strength.  

Ten things to do in Fremantle - free or under $10

School holidays roll around 4 times a year – so why does it always catch us unprepared? We’ve put together the top ten things to do in Freo that are free or under $10 so you can save your dollars for a morning or afternoon treat. Expand your playground horizons (pick up some yummy picnic treats from Kakulas Sisters or one of the bakeries in South Fremantle). Tuckfield Oval (new) it’s a hidden gem but it has the best views over the harbour and Swan River. Samson Park is Fremantle’s bush forever park with winding nature trails, jarrah, marri and tuart trees, wildflowers in September and it’s the home to over 50 bird species, reptiles and bats. Booyeembara Park (also known as Boo Park) offers large grassy areas, swings, a small skate park and a large pond waiting for paper boat racing! *Tip brand new playgrounds have been installed at Sir Frederick Samson Park, Davies Park, Davies R eserve, Gilbert Fraser Oval, Fremantle Park and Fremantle Leisure Centre. Esplanade Youth Plaza has been voted one of the best skate parks in Australia by the people that use it, the kids, and there’s a cool etiquette between skaters of all ages and skill levels, sharing the space. Get the bikes out–South Beach to Leighton Beach is a flat ride all the way with plenty of stops for a rest & a snack along the way. Early starters can pick up free bike hire at the Fremantle Visitor Centre (in the Town Hall). Transportation Exhibition at Fremantle Prison. This exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia. It’s open til March 2019 and it’s free. Each day at 1 pm sharp the cannon is fired and the time ball lowered behind the Round House – synchronise your watches everyone. You can register to fire the cannon at http://www.fremantleroundhouse.com.au/bookings (gold coin donation). Find Fremantle’s amazing street art using the self-guided walking trail at Explore Fremantle. The trail explores the street art in our city, the artistic careers that were born here and the international artists that have contributed to an urban street art collection. Set a photo challenge to explore Fremantle – try finding the word ‘Fremantle’ in obscure places or perhaps a word sleuth challenge to spell out the letters F.r.e.m.a.n.t.l.e (eg Ferris Wheel, Round House, Exit sign). Post your best on social media (hashtag fremantlestory). Fremantle Port is WA’s largest general cargo port and the daily activity of the harbour as ships arrive and depart to and from exotic destinations is great viewing from Victoria Quay or looking back from the South Mole. You can find shipping movements on fremantleports.com.au Visit a Fremantle gallery: September and October sees three significant exhibitions opening. Dark Swan–Contemporary Tales of the Gothic Antipodes–a contemporary re-imagining of the romanticism of the Victorian; the annual Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award and KOPA at Moore’s Building Contemporary Art Gallery celebrates the 100 year anniversary of independence of the three Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. The Batavia is one of Australia’s oldest known shipwrecks. It was wrecked on the Abrolhos Island’s off the coast of WA in 1629. It was located 300 years later, the timbers of the hull and artefacts excavated, and put on display at WA Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle (entry by gold coin donation). Tip: Batavia is also the former name of Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. Just in - free parkour workshops at Esplanade Youth Plaza - for more info and to register click through to the City of Fremantle website. One final tip–if you’re coming into Fremantle for the day we’d recommend parking on the outskirts of the city and riding in on the CAT bus–it’s free too!

The Aardvark

Central Freo's new home of live music! Relaxed vibes and live music four nights a week in our subterranean fun cave. Good times underground - and that's just the start! The music is live & original, the bar has a great spirit range, and the wine, beer & food complete the package.  An intimate music venue showcasing live original bands, and discerning DJ's.

The Circus Centre

The Circus Centre is a training and performance centre for aerial and circus arts. We offer an array of recreational classes and industry-leading workshops for adults, adolescents and children. We also provide circus birthday parties, school holiday programs, as well as workshops and performances for events. "It's not magic. It's Circus!" 

The Pickled Fairy

Come with us on a journey into myth and magic... Do you need inspiration? The Pickled Fairy & Other Myths is the place to come. Would you like to take a fairy dare? Just choose a fairy and she will have a special message for you. If you need gifts for groups, the fairies can help. For a party with a difference, ask us how. Help to spread some fairy magic. Join us in writing a story, or join our Fairy Action to help the planet. Spend some time in the land of Myth and Magic - and enjoy!

Timezone

Come wander down memory lane at Timezone – this Freo landmark is situated in a historic area of the iconic holiday town, and has formed part of many a visitor’s treasured stories… And as we all know, a change is just as good as a holiday, which is why Timezone Fremantle received a major revamp! What can you expect? Just more of the legendary Timezone goodness: amped up to 11! A brand-new open prize shop filled to the brim with enticing prizes, the latest games and more of the family friendly goodness are all on the cards. Get set to make loads more memories at Timezone!

Top 10 fun Freo school holiday adventures

There's a stack of adventures on offer in Freo these school holidays - get the kids outside and enjoy this gorgeous spring weather (there's a few inside options too!). 1. Jet boat ride topped off with a whale watching experience on the ‘Okie Dokie’ during September and October. Westcoast Jet offer the experience of a lifetime on their 850 horsepower open ocean jet boat departing from Fishing Boat Harbour. Book early as these tours sell out quickly! 2. The Escape Hunt Experience in Fremantle is the chance to be your best Sherlock Holmes. There are five rooms split into 3 different themed adventures in varying degrees of difficulty. For beginners try The Lost Treasure of Captain Black Jack, there’s lots of trickery in The Young Wizard’s Quest and you’ll need to really be on your game with the hardest of the three, Escape from the Mine – you’ve got 60 minutes of air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6N5u2lYkk 3. Fremantle Prison Tunnel Tour is for those with an adventurous spirit. Wearing a hardhat and overalls you descend ~20 metres below the prison to explore the labyrinth of tunnels built by prisoners. Discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners. Guides lead the trek through dry sections of the tunnels before boarding replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat. (Minimum age 12 years, bookings essential). 4. The Antartica Experience, a virtual reality adventure at WA Maritime Museum where you can explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent and the effects of climate change. This is the first documentary of its kind, filmed in Antarctica in 2018 in spectacular 360-degrees with 4K, high-resolution images. Bookings essential http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime/antarctica-experience 5. Rollerskating – Tony and Isabelle have been operating the Rolloways Leisure Centre in O’Connor since sometime in the eighties if the retro wall carpet is anything to go by. It’s one of the oldest skating rinks in Perth. Sessions are two hours long and entry includes skate hire if required – or you can bring your own skates. Check the website for the school holiday timetable. No credit card or eftpos here – it’s cash only. 6. Army Museum of WA Victoria Cross Exhibition – commemorating the centenary of the last 100 days leading to the Armistice of 11 November 1918, the Army Museum presents a special exhibition featuring six original Victoria Crosses together with the story of their recipient and the action resulting in the award. 7. Fremantle Public Golf Course – did you know Fremantle has a public golf course! It’s only 9 holes but we are told it’s a tricky combination of narrow fairways and small greens where the Freo Doctor can be your best friend or worst enemy. You can hire everything you need and you can even tootle around the course in a motorised buggy. 8. Learn about Fremantle’s dreamtime stories - take a journey to the time of the Wadjuk, the traditional Nyoongar custodians of Fremantle, Perth and the Swan River. Indigenous Tours WA share Fremantle's untold history spanning 40,000 years from the Dreamtime to the arrival of the early explorers and settlers. 9. Bouldering – firstly you might ask what is bouldering? It’s a form of indoor rock climbing on 4.5 meter high climbing walls. Problems (the boulders) are climbed without ropes or harnesses with one person climbing at a time. Portside Boulders has over 100 problems available within the one bouldering area at any one time and problems stay on the wall for 4 weeks before being changed. So there will always be something new to climb at Portside! 10. Watch the whale migration – there are two main species of whales that can be sighted off Fremantle’s coastline, the boisterous and graceful Humpback Whales are a crowd favourite and if you’re lucky you’ll see the Blue Whales – the dinosaur of the deep. Whale Watch WA tours depart from Sardine Jetty in Fishing Boat Harbour – it’s the experience (and an adventure) of a lifetime. Use the promo code FREOSH18 when booking online to receive a 10% discount off your booking. New adventures just listed…• Kids learn to sail• Drone flying lesssons• School holiday locked up tours• Survivor skills circus workshop Stay longer in Fremantle with your second hour free parking at Parry Street, Point Street and the new Cappuccino Strip Car Park.