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Compulsive planners, this is the list for you! We’ve got the very best of Fremantle on this list so you can have the ultimate Freo holiday without having to do all the hard work and research.
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, this Fremantle institution is anything but common. A feast for the tastebuds, the meals here are simple but oh so delectable and the bread is baked fresh in house daily. Grab some on the way out to take away with you.
If you’re feeling a bit arty and a bit crafty, this is the place to be. Not only can you look at and buy art, crafts and homewares – a lot of them hand made by locals – until your heart’s content, but if you time your trip right, you can channel your inner Picasso and take part in an art class, and create a masterpiece to take home with you. Not your thing? No worries, they also have an inspired live music program – artists that have performed there include Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Kelly, The Cat Empire and Vance Joy amongst others.
Obviously we’re going to mention Fremantle Prison, it’s right next door to Fremantle Prison YHA. A fascinating part of Fremantle’s history, Fremantle Prison runs a number of tours that’ll teach you a bunch of interesting facts to whip out at your next dinner party/trivia night. If you’re feeling brave, head out after dark and go on their torch light tour to learn about the Prison’s more spooky history. Are you afraid of the dark?
Channel your inner Tom Haverford and treat yo’ self. Get glammed up, jump in an Uber and head to this hella hip rooftop bar for a night of swanky cocktails and some of the best damn Asian fusion food you’ve ever had. Go all out, you deserve it.
Run by self-confessed “certified hopheads”, you’ll be hopping mad if you skip this stop on your Fremantle trip. Jump on board the guided brewery tour and not only will you learn the ins and outs of beer brewing, you’ll get to taste alllllllll the beers. Once you’re done, settle down for some lunch and more beer. Cheers to that!
Time your visit for the weekend (or a Monday public holiday) to experience the sensory overload that is the Fremantle Markets. Wander through aisle after aisle of fresh local produce, mouth-watering food, charming knick knacks and souvenirs, we bet you won’t be able to resist stopping to buy something.
Did you even visit Fremantle if you didn’t hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island? And did you even visit Rottnest Island if you didn’t get a #quokkaselfie with the world’s happiest creatures? The answer is no, of course. So for the full Fremantle experience head to Rotto, pedal around the island, swim in the crystal blue waters and snap a shot or two with a cute quokka – you won’t regret it.
Have a luxury experience for less when you book Fremantle Colonial Cottages. These former prison guard cottages are steeped in history and absolutely ooze charm, but still have those modern amenities and finishes so you can relax in comfort and style. Located on a hill top overlooking Fremantle, they are the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Each cottage sleeps up to 6 people so you can bring the family along, gather a group of friends or enjoy the place all to yourself – your choice.