Spend the night in an old prison guard’s cottage
For nearly a century and a half, Fremantle Prison housed the meanest prisoners in the Wild West. These days, the women’s wing houses an equally rowdy population – backpackers – in the Fremantle Prison YHA, and you can stay in the former guards’ cottages, too.
Perched on a hill overlooking this charming Perth port, Fremantle Colonial Cottages is home to three self-contained cottages that have been lovingly restored from the old convict days.
Each of these heritage homes have room for six people across two bedrooms, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and outdoor patio in the backyard and a sunny veranda out the front.
Family getaway? Bunch of mates? Weekend escape? Get a small group together and these cottages are absolutely perfect.
Visit Fremantle Prison right next door, nab a bargain at the Fremantle Markets, eat and drink your way along the Cappuccino Strip, find a beach for a dip, chill out in Esplanade Park, feast on some fish and chips at the harbour, or pop over to Rottnest Island. And these colonial-era cottages are right at the doorstep of it all.