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West End


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West End
  • West End


The West End is distinctly Fremantle’s heritage district, with its exceptionally well-preserved nineteenth-century port-city townscape and architecture and has recently been included in the State Register of Heritage Places. It’s quaint and old-fashioned streets are the perfect destination to explore Fremantle’s roots and forms a valuable collection of some of the states finest heritage buildings. It has been described by some as like a theatre set. 

The area is adjacent to Victoria Quay and at times you witness the slightly surreal activity of huge container ships moving silently across the streetscape.

At the top of the West End you'll find the exquisitely restored National Hotel with its beautiful balconies and outdoor tables its a great place to stop and enjoy the atmosphere of Fremantle.

Take your time to wander down High Street and explore some of the boutiques, galleries and gift stores that make shopping in Fremantle a unique and enjoyable experience. 

There are plenty of places to pause and gather yourself for the next stretch of this delightful and traditional shopping strip with funky cafe's to have a coffee, a sweet treat or more substantial meal.

Steps up to the Round House (which is actually octagonal), Western Australia’s oldest building dating back to 1831 when it was built as a jail, reveal the most amazing view of Fremantle and the Indian Ocean and lead you into exploring the Bather's Beach Art Precinct along Captain's Lane, Fleet Street and Bather's Beach. 

Opening hours

Open 7 days