What to eat, see & do in Fremantle

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.

Where to eat in Fremantle

Bread in Common 

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.

Sweetwater Bar 

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.

Little Creatures Brewery 

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!

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What to see in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison 

Obviously we’re going to mention Fremantle Prison, it’s right next door to YHA Fremantle Prison. 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?

Fremantle Markets 

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.

What to do in Fremantle

Fremantle Arts Centre

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.

Rottnest Island 

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 see a quokka, 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 be on the lookout for quokkas – you won’t regret it.

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    Part experience, part accommodation, spend a night behind bars at the UNESCO-listed YHA Fremantle Prison – a one-of-a-kind piece of convict history.

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