Things to do in Fremantle
  • Fabulous Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Fabulous Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Perth’s waterfront precinct of Fremantle – or Freo, as it’s known to the locals – is utterly enchanting. In its curving, colonial-era streets you’ll find al fresco dining, street art and quirky locals who love busking.Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your…

  • 20-minute Fremantle Jet Boat Thrill Ride

    20-minute Fremantle Jet Boat Thrill Ride

    Have some spine-tingling fun during this 20 minute jet boat ride. After a comprehensive safety briefing and gear up, your skipper will power up the twin 440hp turbo charged diesel engine and flick on some tunes in preparation for the wild ride. Before you know it, you’ll be blasting off into the open seas, holding…

  • Rottnest Island Bayseeker Day Trip from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island Bayseeker Day Trip from Fremantle

    Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island in air-conditioned comfort on this 1-hour 45-minute bus tour with live commentary. Take in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, striking beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes. This tour includes all of Rottnest’s must-see locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic look out point…

  • Fremantle Bar Tour: Go Where The Locals Go

    Fremantle Bar Tour: Go Where The Locals Go

    Come along on a Fremantle Tours DRINK tour to discover the best of Fremantle’s brilliant bars, great cocktails and reincarnations of some old favourite spaces. Fremantle boasts numerous new bars, restaurants and cafes but how do you know which ones are worth a visit? Or keep track of the newest microbrewery or bar that’s opened? Now you…

  • Blue Whale Perth Canyon Expedition

    Blue Whale Perth Canyon Expedition

    The opportunity of a lifetime to have a rare encounter with the largest creature to have ever lived on our planet, the Blue Whale!The Perth Canyon is a marine hotspot located 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth, Western Australia where the elusive Blue Whales congregate each year to feed on krill during the months of March…

  • Rottnest Island Bike, Snorkel & Ferry Package from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island Bike, Snorkel & Ferry Package from Fremantle

    Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique A Class Reserve. Cycling is environmentally friendly and a fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the Island. Snorkelling is absolutely…

  • Rottnest Island Dive & Snorkel Day Trips

    Rottnest Island Dive & Snorkel Day Trips

    The best thing about Rottnest Island Diving & Scuba Diving in Perth, are the Fantastic dive sites that are located so close to our Perth City. Fremantle is the main Port of Perth City & Western Australia. This makes Fremantle the best place to jump on a boat and head over to Scuba Dive Rottnest…

  • Rottnest Island Deep Dive Day Trips

    Rottnest Island Deep Dive Day Trips

    Your Rottnest Island Day Trip includes 2 Deep Boat Dives minimum 30 metres. You must be a qualified diver (minimum Advanced) to attend this activity.Blue Destiny DO NOT provide dive guides, however, one can be allocated by advance booking. If you’re an experienced and confident diver you will be allocated a buddy to dive with…

  • Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Package from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Package from Fremantle

    Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique A Class Reserve. Cycling is environmentally friendly and a fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the Island. Experience Rottnest like…

  • Street Art, Beers and Bikes Shared Tour

    Street Art, Beers and Bikes Shared Tour

    Come with us to take a deep dive into the street art scene of Fremantle on our 3hr Street Art, Beers and Bikes tour. We will discover some of Freo’s most iconic pieces that established the scene through to large scale commissions to the ever changing face of our illegal street art culture.Cruising the streets…

  • Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Grand Island Tour from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Grand Island Tour from Fremantle

    This Rottnest Island day trip from Fremantle is the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class nature reserve doing a guided bus and train tour, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes – commencing with…

  • Rottnest Island Fortress Adventure Segway Package from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island Fortress Adventure Segway Package from Fremantle

    Go off-road and explore Rottnest Island’s most spectacular bays, beaches and attractions on a Segway built for adventure. Delve into the fascinating military history of Rottnest Island and visit the Bickley Battery gun emplacements and Jubilee lookout. View the natural habitat of the island as well as the pristine beaches and secluded bays, where there…

  • Highlights of Fremantle: Convicts and Colonials Guided Tour

    Highlights of Fremantle: Convicts and Colonials Guided Tour

    This Fremantle Urban Adventure uncovers the stories of Fremantle’s maritime past, pioneering hero’s, shady criminals and famous jail breaks See landmarks like the Roundhouse and the Fremantle Prison set amongst the festive streets and energetic markets Learn about Fremantle’s past from your expert guide

  • Carnac Island Half Day Sail

    Carnac Island Half Day Sail

    The clear, calm, shallow waters of Carnac Island allow Capella to venture almost right up to the shore where you can literally step off into waist deep, crystal clear water. Learn about and be entertained by the resident Australian Sea Lions who are often seen basking in the sun on the eastern side. Grab one…

  • Rottnest Island Day Tour with Luxe Island Seafood Cruise

    Rottnest Island Day Tour with Luxe Island Seafood Cruise

    Experience two of Western Australia’s great icons − Rottnest Island and the Western Rock Lobster – on a deluxe sea-to-plate adventure with Rottnest Cruises.With return ferry transfers from Fremantle included, you can enjoy a full on Rottnest (up to 9 hours).Fun and interactive fishing for our fresh Rottnest lobster lunch, with the help of experienced…

  • Private City Kickstart Tour: Fremantle Icons & Gems of Perth

    Private City Kickstart Tour: Fremantle Icons & Gems of Perth

    Welcome to Perth at one of its top areas, Fremantle Icons & Gems, on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with Perth and Fremantle Icons & Gems to help you enjoy the rest of…

  • Single Boat Dive

    Single Boat Dive

    Moonshine 2 is a private vessel that only takes up to 8 divers to offer the most personal experience. The crew is very passionate and loves scuba diving. The boat is also very comfortable, dry and we hope you will find your day relaxing.We take our time to answer your question, to get your ready…

  • Scuba Dive The Beautiful Rottnest Island

    Scuba Dive The Beautiful Rottnest Island

    Moonshine 2 is a private vessel that only takes up to 8 divers to offer the most personal experience. The crew is very passionate and love scuba diving. The boat is also very comfortable, dry and we hope you will find your day relaxing.We take our time to answer your question, to get your ready…

  • Rottnest Island Settlement Explorer Segway Package from Fremantle

    Rottnest Island Settlement Explorer Segway Package from Fremantle

    Explore some of the best views of Rottnest Island on your 1-hour guided Segway tour. The relaxed holiday vibe of Rottnest’s historic settlement is perfect for Segway touring. Glide along spectacular Thomson Bay, filled with boats and bathers, to the iconic Rottnest pub. Enjoy stories of the settlement’s intriguing past and keep watch for Quokkas.…

  • Explore Freo The Local Way: 3-hour Bike Tour

    Explore Freo The Local Way: 3-hour Bike Tour

    Do as the locals do. When you’re in Freo that means cruising the streets on a retro bike, checking out the latest cafes and bars whilst appreciating the beauty of our great port city, Fremantle! Join a  Fremantle Tour today! Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hours bike tour. You…

  • Luxe Seafood Package with Round Trip Ferry from Fremantle

    Luxe Seafood Package with Round Trip Ferry from Fremantle

    The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia). Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from our crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before you.Hot…

  • Fremantle Sunset Sail on WA’s Iconic Yellow Catamaran

    Fremantle Sunset Sail on WA’s Iconic Yellow Catamaran

    Charter 1 is the famous yellow catamaran everybody knows and loves. She’s impossible to miss and hugely popular for taking guests on magical ocean sunset sails on Thursday to Sunday evenings (season dependent).Watch Fremantle, the Port and Harbour come alive with a kaleidoscope of colours. You may even be joined by a pod of dolphins…

  • Cliffs and Caves Kayak Tour in Swan River

    Cliffs and Caves Kayak Tour in Swan River

    Investigate the magnificent limestone formations of the Blackwall Reach cliffs that tower 8 metres above us as we paddle slowly from East Fremantle into Bicton Bay and then along the cliff face through crystal clear waters.Learn a little about the first Australians who lived in the area (Djoondalup or Point Walter) and the first explorers…

  • Best of Fremantle 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Best of Fremantle 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Experience the true local side of our great port city by hitting the pavement and walking our beautiful streets. Our vibrant city has so much to offer from hip and hidden cafes, brilliant bars, delicious restaurants and street art to its rich history as a trading place for over 40, 000 years. That tradition has…

  • Full Day Sail to Rottnest Island from Fremantle

    Full Day Sail to Rottnest Island from Fremantle

    You are invited to travel some 15 nautical miles off the Fremantle coast to the unique and stunning island waters that surround Rottnest Island. Your vessel is a luxury appointed 12.5 m Schionning catamaran, with a swim platform, lower-able front ladder for easy access into the water, luxuriously appointed lounged saloon and 360 degree views…


All about Fremantle

When to visit

With sunny summers (December–February) and cool, rainy winters (June–August), the latter is a popular time to visit, and you’ll find visitors and locals flocking to the city’s beaches and cafés. Weekends can also be pretty busy, with the Fremantle Markets and the museums pulling in a crowd. If you want to avoid traveling during the high tourist season, plan your trip in the fall and spring shoulder months.

Getting around

Fremantle is one of the few places in Perth (and Western Australia) that is fairly easy to explore on foot or by public transport, with buses, trains, and even ferries connecting Freo to nearby Perth and Rottnest Island. However, if you’re hoping to head a little further afield, consider renting a car. There is plenty of parking available in the city, though it can get a little pricey.

Traveler tips

A city built on the water, Fremantle has plenty of aquatic-themed activities. A great place to start is the WA Shipwrecks Museum or the WA Maritime Museum, which showcase the turbulent—and often perilous—history of the Indian Ocean coastline. If you prefer getting your feet wet, you can instead join fishing or diving tours. For a unique experience, you can even take a boating tour of the tunnels under Fremantle Prison before heading to the only licensed beach in Western Australia, Bathers Beach, for fish and chips at sunset.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I spend a day in Fremantle?

The Fremantle Markets are a great place to start a day in Fremantle. It’s an easy walk from there to Esplanade Park, Little Creatures brewery, and Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. You can then stroll around Round House, Western Australia’s oldest public building, and Bathers Beach. Finish up with a torch-lit tour of Fremantle Prison before hitting up some of Freo’s top bars.

What is Fremantle best known for?

The harbor city of Fremantle is best known for its maritime history and buzzing social scene. It’s home to the Fremantle Markets, the Fremantle Prison, the WA Maritime Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museum, and the Round House. The city also hosts the annual Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, which takes place over Easter weekend.

Is Fremantle worth a visit?

Yes, Fremantle is well worth a visit. One of the most popular places to visit in Western Australia, the harbor city of Fremantle is filled with historical attractions, great food and drink, museums, galleries, and street art. It’s also a popular base for people visiting Perth, with good public transport connecting it to both the city and Rottnest Island.

What is there to do in Fremantle in the rain?

Fremantle is one of Perth’s best destinations when it’s raining. There are some great museums to visit, like the WA Maritime Museum and the WA Shipwrecks Museum, as well as the Fremantle Prison. There are also plenty of shops and galleries, cafés and restaurants, bars and breweries, and the undercover Fremantle Markets, which are open Friday through Sunday.

Can you swim in Fremantle?

Yes, you can swim in Fremantle. Fremantle is home to some of Perth’s best beaches. South Beach is one of the most popular, but if you don’t feel like heading too far from central Freo, Bathers Beach is a great swimming spot just a stone’s throw from the main strip.

Can you see Rottnest from Fremantle?

Yes, you can see Rottnest Island from Fremantle, especially on a clear day. Known by locals as Rotto, the island lies about 11 miles (18 kilometers) west of Fremantle. As it’s popular with day-trippers, ferries run back and forth between B Shed (Victoria Quay) and Rottnest throughout the day, with the journey taking around 30 minutes each way.