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Fremantle Trams

Nobody else can show you Fremantle like this tour can. Going to places larger vehicles and public transport cannot reach and with local driver guides whose knowledge is second to none! Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided tours to thousands of visitors to Fremantle aboard our replica 'trams'. With the entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver our passengers quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that makes it Western Australia's most visited city. Hop on and off at any of the six conveniently situated stops and we'll show you Fremantle from its bustling harbours, it's beautifully…

Fremantle Visitor Centre

The Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square is the official visitor information centre for Fremantle and is the true hotspot for visitors to plan their visit. We know the best things to see and offer helpful advice and information including maps, guide books and brochures. With a range of accommodation and tour options our local experts will help you plan your perfect stay with our no fee booking service. Book with confidence through our secure website, speak with one of our local experts directly on 08 9431 7878 or email info@visitfremantle.com.au to plan your perfect visit to Fremantle.

Freo's Cappucino Strip – seven days a week

It’s generally agreed that the length of South Terrace from Bannister Street through to the Fremantle Markets is known as the Cappuccino Stripand just off the strip you'll find Little Market Street (soon to be known as Market Street Piazza), Fremantle Malls and South Terrace Piazza. The home of al fresco dining in Western Australia, the strip is packed to the brim with cafés, restaurants, hotels and boutiques and whatever day of the week you visit it’s always buzzing. Here's some tips from the Fremantle story team about what's happening where: Monday It’s amusing to watch Freo office workers swarm to the ‘strip’ like bees to honey for their Monday morning caffeine fix. Whether it’s a ‘long black topped up’ at Dome, a ‘short black with a dash’ from Salted Board or a ‘soy decaf latte’ from Stable Hands on Bannister Street, everyone has their favourite spot to kick start the working week. Tuesday As the mums and bubs groups gather for morning tea at San Churro you can hear the squeals of delight as the highly anticipated churros and hot chocolates are delivered to tables. Two of the toddlers are drawn in by the sounds coming from Timezone and so desperately want to go and explore (or perhaps The Pickled Fairy is calling). Wednesday It may be hump day for working folk but it doesn’t make a difference what day of the week it is to the European gentlemen who gather religiously every day at Ginos. At their alfresco table (yes it’s always the same table) they sit with an espresso and chat with their buddies. We’d love to know what they talk about! Thursday The delicious garlic aroma wafting through the air is making it difficult for the lunch crowd at Pizza Bella Roma to decide what they are going to order, will it be pizza or the famous chilli mussels. Thursdays is Record Club tribute night at the Newport Hotel. Stop in, it’s always a blast. Friday The night everyone celebrates the end of the work week with a quick drink with colleagues. You’re spoilt for choice but how to agree where to start? The Sail & Anchor is always a fav. In summer the Monk is the perfect spot to have a drink and sit on the balcony in the evening light.  Upstairs at Zapfhallhas a lofty balcony view over the strip and a popular spot to enjoy a stein or two. Saturday Relax and dine alfresco and watch the world go by, including the classic cars cruising around Freo doing ‘bog laps’. The tables at Sandrino are heaving with family gatherings, groups of friends and couples on ‘date night’. Right next door you can sample Benny’s famous Espresso Martini (on tap!). Sunday Sunday mornings is often a delightful contrast between the lycra crowd and those that are starting the day in a more leisurely way. All are enjoying a coffee and a bite to eat before a browse through the Fremantle Markets or picking up the fruit and vege for the week. Market Street Piazza (opening Friday 28 October) Market Street Piazza is the newest urban space in Freo with funky street furniture, trees and festoon lighting draped across the street it creates a new space to relax in the heart of the Fremantle. Enjoy a meal or a drink, watch street entertainment or follow the progress of international artist Horatio T Birdbath’s incredibly detailed mural alongside Gino’s Café & Trattoria. Bring the family along on Friday 28 October from 6-9 pm and join in the first event to be hosted at Market Street Piazza, the launch event for Little Italy by the Sea.

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,…

Glen Cowans Studio at the Roundhouse

Visit the gallery to view Glen Cowans' photography of marine images inspired by the waters of Western Australia and oceans around the world. His subjects are the seascapes within and the breathlessly beautiful life forms that live there. Cowans' images allow us to contemplate the wondrous life of the oceans. His lens is our microscope, exposing colour and species with a complexity and sculptural form not normally visible to the naked eye.

Growers Green Farmers Market

Instead of racing round supermarkets and giant shopping malls, bring the family and spend a lazy morning in the shade under the trees and enjoy some live music, hot food, fair-trade coffee, fresh juices and do the weekly grocery shop, why not? Growers' Green Farmers' Market is held every Sunday morning from 8 - 12 next to the new school building on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

History Tour of the National Hotel

Bring your group for a fascinating tour of the National Hotel. Built in the late 1800s and almost devastated by fire this building has been magnificently restored. Come and hear about the chequered history of this iconic Fremantle hotel, the numerous murders, fires and deaths. The tour finishes with a visit to the breathtaking rooftop with 360 degree views over Fremantle. Bring your camera! Tour includes choice of meal and a drink plus a souvenir booklet. Groups of 10 to 30 $40 per head.

Hougoumont Hotel

Hougoumont Hotel, a little unique (not a shipload of ordinary). The Hougoumont is Fremantle's most unique boutique hotel, purpose-built using innovative sea container construction to offer "that little something" you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're here to see the sights, stay a few nights or travelling for business; the Hougoumont's dedicated crew place all hands on deck to ensure you'll feel truly well travelled. It's a unique experience built on understated style and comfort, bringing you closer to the people and places of one of THE most popular destinations in WA. Each stylish room makes the most of every…

J Shed Art Studio

The studio specialises in ceramic murals and it is run by Jenny Dawson. Jenny Dawson is a ceramic artist, public artist, designer, teacher, consultant and project co-ordinator. Jenny Dawson established the J Shed Art Studio in 1992 after completing residencies at the Hobart School of Art in Tasmania and at the Deruta Grazia Maiolica workshops in Italy. She runs a thriving studio situation that invites projects on a large scale.  Opening hours - Wed to Friday 12-4pm all other times by appointment

Japingka Gallery

See great Aboriginal art at Japingka Gallery, new exhibitions in upstairs gallery, huge stockroom, always 100s of Aboriginal paintings on view from all areas of Australia. The gallery is located on two levels of a heritage 1880s warehouse in Fremantle's West End. The Directors have worked with Aboriginal artists for 30 years, and major artists and emerging communities are all well represented. Visiting artists and the best in contemporary Aboriginal art - open 7 days in Fremantle, or view exhibitions & artists profiles online.  Japingka Gallery is delighted to present a wonderful collection of recent paintings by renowned Utopia artist…

Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle

Kidogo is a living, bustling art centre. As well as having two busy galleries, Kidogo Arthouse is a popular venue to hear live, original, live music and can be booked for private and corporate events.  Kidogo Arthouse is ranked No1 as "Perth's most beautiful wedding venue".  

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation

The STS Leeuwin II is proud to offer 3-hour coastal sails open to the public, which operate from late October until late April. The majority of sails depart from Fremantle, although we do also offer some sails out of Busselton and Bunbury.Get a taste of what it is like to be on board a barquentine tall ship - a truly unique and memorable experience. The sail includes a light meal on board served with tea and coffee, allowing you to sit back, relax and watch the stunning Western Australian coastline slip by.For those who like to get involved, you are…

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…

Leighton Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's (and Western Australia's) greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are two of Perth's most visited and loved beaches, beautiful white sands, turquoise clear water are great for swimming, body surfing, snorkelling, wind and kite surfing or just relaxing and enjoying the view to Rottnest Island. Enjoy takeaway food and drinks from the kiosks or try one of the restaurants and cafe's incuding Bib & Tucker and The Shipping Lane. Leighton Beach is a 5 minute walk from the North Fremantle train station on…

Little Creatures Brewing

Little Creatures Brewing was born out of the love of great beer shared by a few good mates.   We're pretty proud of our Fremantle brewery and we welcome visitors from far and wide every day.   Little Creatures Fremantle Brewery is made up of 3 venues;  Great Hall Grab a Pale Ale and a pizza and soak in the brewery chaos or wander into our backyard to enjoy your beer and nosh in the sunshine. We have an open door policy, so everyone is welcome to walk in any time without a booking and just hang out. The venue was…

Market Street Piazza

This new urban space is just steps away from Fremantle’s Cappuccino Strip. Funky street furniture, trees and plants, along with festoon lighting draped across the street makes this a great new space to relax in the heart of the Fremantle.  

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Tourism

One of the most visited places in Western Australia Fremantle has so much happening. There are lots of things to do in Fremantle for tourists from shopping at the Fremantle Markets, visiting the Fremantle Prison or just relaxing at one of the beautiful Fremantle beaches.  Check our listings for the best things to see in Fremantle.