Friendly, cosmopolitan Fremantle is Western Australia’s chief port and is situated at the mouth of the Swan River just 19 kilometres west of the Perth CBD. A fabulously popular tourist destination, you can’t visit WA without spending time in this historic city as there are so many things to do in Fremantle!
Fremantle was founded in 1829 by Captain Charles Howe Fremantle in the name of King George IV, and convict labour was used to build many of the original buildings such as the Fremantle Prison and the Fremantle Arts Centre. With the arrival of the gold rush in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the town soon developed into a thriving port.
Today, much of the colonial architecture remains which makes Fremantle a beautiful and historic city. Full of colour with busy restaurants and bars trading all hours of the day and night, one of the most intriguing aspects of Fremantle is that it is still possible to walk down streets that have remained virtually unchanged since the mid-19th century. Fremantle is much more than an architectural time capsule and provides a unique opportunity for you to experience and enjoy a range of cultural activities in a relaxed, holiday atmosphere.