Fremantle Prison YHA

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Escape lock-up! Just a few minutes’ walk away from this Fremantle hostel will put you in the centre of this vibrant port city. With its colourful Fremantle markets, humming Cappuccino Strip and buzzing nightlife, you’ll fall in love with Fremantle and its charming, untouched 19th century streetscape.

Visit the Maritime Museum, Shipwreck Galleries, take a historic tram ride, watch the spectacular sunset at Fremantle Esplanade, cruise to Rottnest Island, wander the Fishing Boat Harbour for fish and chips and micro breweries, and don’t forget to take a tour of the neighbouring Fremantle Prison! Or take the train for a short ride to Perth City and stunning Western Australia beaches such as Cottesloe!

Fremantle has a diverse range of pubs, clubs, micro breweries and comedy bars which are always bustling with happy people. Music is everywhere in Fremantle with constant street performers and live music shows.

At the hostel

Free pancake sundays

There's no better way to start a Sunday than with our FREE Pancakes - nom nom nom!

Sunday mornings
Guest kitchen

Go to prison

Right next door, the huge Fremantle Prison has loads of cool tours to give you a real insight into prison life - unforgettable!

Fremantle Prison

Movie night monday

Every Monday night, join us for cool movies and free popcorn.

Movie room

Sail on a tall ship

Help the crew haul the lines, take the helm and even climb aloft on the STS Leeuwin II - an 1850s style barquentine ship.  Available October to March.  Ask at reception.

October to March
B Shed, Victoria Quay

Bickie and cheese night

Cheese, crackers and good company - what's not to like?

Fridays from 7pm
Dining area

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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4 Day Monkey Mia Adventure

The enchanting dolphins of Monkey Mia are calling you. Experience a four day tour of fun and adventure exploring the magnificent coral coast of Western Australia.

Discover friends, fun and adventure from the beach to the outback on this 4-day safari adventure. See the famous world heritage area of Shark Bay, be fascinated by the world famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, be enchanted by the mystical Pinnacles, view the Kalbarri Gorges through 'Natures Window', be in total awe by the 'Z Bend' and watch out for 'The Loop' before heading back to Perth. 

This is an all inclusive 4-day tour (meals and accommodation). You can also add pre and post-tour multishare accommodation at Perth City YHA for $22 per person per night. Please advise at the time of booking if you wish to take this offer.

Due to high occupancy, please book at least 14 days in advance. For requests under 14 days, please inquire at before booking!

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5 Or 7 Day Perth To Exmouth

See the best of the West in this 5 day(one way) or 7 day (return) tour to Exmouth along WA's Coral Coast. Include the Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, and Coral Bay.

See the best of the West in this 5 day(one way) or 7 day (return) tour to Exmouth along WA's Coral Coast. Highlights include the Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Exmouth.

Start with a visit to the unique Pinnacles Desert. See the famous horizontal trees and on to the giant sand dunes for some sandboarding fun (a huge adrenaline rush). Check out the gorges of Kalbarri National Park and bushwalk to Natures window. Travel up to Shark Bay and the beautiful Shell Beach. See the enchanting wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia and the stunning coral reefs at Coral Bay. Visit the magnificent Cape Range National Park and swim on the secluded beaches of the Ningaloo Reef, where you can snorkel with a huge variety of soft corals and fish.

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6-Day Camping Escape Secrets of Esperance

This unique, all inclusive, camping tour takes you from Perth all the way around the South West to Esperance. Tour departs from Perth City YHA 7am on the following Sundays: Sep 10, Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19 Every Sunday in December, January and February March 4, March 18

The 6 Day Secrets of Esperance tour travels through the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia. 

First stop is Wave Rock, then travel onto Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches and rugged coastline. The next day is on to Cape Le Grand National Park where you'll have the chance do some walks and relax on the beach. 

After 2 days on this beautiful spot, you will continue on to see the rest of the Western Australia's South-West. The tour will travel along the coast line to the Stirling Ranges. Vsit the Tingle Trees and Kari Forests before making your way to the Margret River region and to Ngilgi Cave. In and around Ngilgi Cave experience an amazing Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Culture Exchange with Josh. He will tell you more about Ngilgi Cave and his aboriginal culture while showing tools, fire making and playing the didgeridoo. 

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9 Day Perth To Adelaide Wildlife Adventure

This is your chance to explore the outback and see some Aussie wildlife up close. Experience one of the world's greatest journeys when you cross the Nullarbor Plain. You might even choose to cage dive with Great White Sharks!

This is Australia's ultimate wildlife experience and takes you on a journey approximately 3800km. Travel through the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia to Esperance and onto Cape Le Grand National Park. Spend 2 nights observing the spectacular scenery of Cape Le Grand. Walk or simply relax on a white beach which you might have to share with the local kangaroos! 

While crossing the Nullarbor you'll have the opportunity to take pictures of some true Australian road signs and take in the spectacular views of the Great Australian Bight. 

Get set for some real Aussie wildlife encounters. You'll have the opportunity to swim and play with sea lions and dolphins, cage dive with Great White Sharks and hand feed and swim with giant tuna. Spot wombats, kangaroos and emus during a nocturnal wildlife tour. See koalas in almost every tree and hear dingoes howl at one of the overnight camps.

If you want to see all of Australia's wildlife in their natural habitat this is a tour you'll never forget!

Tour includes:

2 nights bush camping (no facilities), 1 night farm stay accommodation and other nights on camp grounds with showers and toilet facilities.

Travel in air-conditioned mini coach (maximum 18 people)

Meals, National Park entry fees and camping equipment. All you need is a sleeping bag which can be purchased from the tour operator for $35.

Optional Experiences: 

Swim with sea lions and dolphins: 3 to 4 hour EcoCruise with equipment provided for $195 extra

Hand feed and swim with tuna ($80.00)

Cage dive with Great White Sharks: full day tour including video for $495 extra

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9-Day Perth To Broome Adventure

A 9 day adventure from Perth to Broome. Be swept away experiencing the unique beauty of Australia's West Coast. 14 day return trip or Broome to Perth version also available!

Please note: This is a seasonal tour and departs only 1st April - 2nd Dec 

This trip is the ultimate in Western Australian Adventure. Visit Lancelin, Kalbarri, Shark Bay, the beautiful Shell Beach, enchanting Dolphins of Monkey Mia, magnificent Cape Range National Park, secluded beaches of Ningaloo Reef. 

You can also book this tour as a return trip back to Perth. 2 nights in Broome are included in price before heading back to Perth via Kalbarri (14 Day Trip, $ 1845 per person). If you are already in Broome and would like to do this tour in reverse, Broome to Perth, please contact us for details.

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Full Day Pinnacles Magic

The ultimate day trip - a perfect blend of adventure, culture and relaxation! Explore the iconic Pinnacles Desert, learn about Aboriginal Culture in Yanchep National Park and sandboard in Lancelin.

Start the day with a short drive to Yanchep National Park where you can enjoy an introduction into Aboriginal Culture. Taste some traditional bush tucker and have a go at playing the didgeridoo before meeting some native Australian wildlife in their natural environment - Koalas, Kangaroos, birds and more. 

Next stop is Lancelin where you can experience the thrill of sandboarding in the pristine, white dunes. A picnic lunch will be served before you have time to go for a swim in the ocean or a walk along the beautiful beaches.

Continue your journey along the Indian Ocean Drive and join a guided tour through the magical Pinnacles Desert. You have time to explore the Pinnacles and the Discovery Centre before we head back to Perth in the afternoon.

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Rottnest Island Ferry Package Including Bike Hire

Relax and explore the beauty of Rottnest Island as you cycle around the island at your own pace. Enjoy the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters and meet the famous Quokkas! Departs from Perth or Fremantle!

Relax and explore the beauty of Rottnest Island as you cycle around the island at your own pace. Enjoy the pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and relaxed atmosphere, 

Some of the world's finest beaches and bays can be found at Rottnest Island, providing a spectacular venue for snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, cycling, sunbathing and swimming. 

Colonial streetscapes and architecture among the oldest in Australia are also a feature of this historic island. The Rottnest Island Marine Reserve includes 1700 hectares of ocean surrounding the island. Look out for the island's famous wildlife residents, the curious quokka!

It is a favoured destination for holidays and day trips conveniently located a short distance from the main land by ferry.

The Government landing fee has been included in the price

Please note this is a day tour only and cannot be extended to include overnight accommodation on the island.

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Swim With Wild Dolphins

A once in a lifetime encounter swimming with wild dolphins near Perth.

Experience the exhilarating rush of swimming with Wild Dolphins. This is Perth's most affordable dolphin experience - a truly unique eco-tourism adventure.

This experience is based around the dolphins and all care is made not to interrupt their normal behaviour. 

You will have time to view the information displays and learn all about these amazing creatures. Out on the boat you will have the unique opportunity to swim with these amazing animals.

What to bring:

Towel, swimsuit, hat, sunscreen, snacks and camera.

Price includes $10 pickup fee from Perth Tourist Coach Rank.

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Wave Rock Outback Adventure

Full day tour to visit a miracle of nature at Western Australia's famous Wave Rock.

This Wave Rock 1-day tour starts at Perth and heads out through the Darling Ranges with a stop at the historic town of York in the Avon Valley before heading to Hyden. 

Visit a dog cemetery on the way - a very unique experience paying tribute to Australian working sheep dogs, with more than 80 dogs laid to rest.

Enjoy a picnic lunch near Wave Rock and take a cultural tour to learn about the Dreamtime and the legend of Mulka.

Departs Perth Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8:00am and returns at approximately 8:30pm(except December 25).

FREE things to do in Fremantle

  1. Fremantle Markets houses a family of stallholders from encouraging young local talent such as designers and artists, launching the careers of budding musicians including John Butler to creating a hub of events for visitors.
  2. Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier cultural heritage sites and tourist attractions- and you're going to be staying there! Have a look around and check out the scary tours.
  3. Discover the recently completed restoration of Fremantle Town Hall. This exuberantly composed two storey stuccoed limestone and brick building was designed in the Victorian Free Classical style and features a 32 metre high clock tower and a picturesque roofscape of turrets and mansard roofs.
  4. The Fremantle Railway Station is a memorable historical landmark for visitors to the renowned port city of Fremantle. Catch the train from Perth, or just stop in on your walking tour of Fremantle. Wander through the early 20th century building, which closely resembles England’s Cambridge railway station.

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