Discover what's on in the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle.

There’s always plenty of things to do in Fremantle. Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. The streets buzz with the song of buskers, the sidewalks fill with a wild collection of art and the music that floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Spend a night or two with an excellent selection of accommodation options ranging from friendly backpackers to luxurious hotels.

What to do in Fremantle

  • Enjoy a coffee along the 'Cappuccino Strip' or trendy Wray Ave, South Tce and High St.
  • Potter through the Fremantle Markets.
  • Enjoy street food at one of the outdoor food markets or food trucks.
  • Enjoy fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour and stroll along the boardwalk to Bathers Beach.
  • Go underground on the fascinating Fremantle Prison Tunnel tour.
  • Visit the WA Maritime Museum, WA Shipwreck Museum and Fremantle Arts Centre.
  • Feast on the local flavours and indie vibe at one of the many restaurants and cafés.
  • Sample boutique beer at one of the great micro-breweries.
  • Find fashion, unique and eclectic shopping, original artworks and quirky gifts.
  • Enjoy a swim at beautiful Bathers Beach - WA's first licensed beach area.
  • Take a stroll (or jump on a CAT bus) to South Fremantle and discover street art and murals.
  • Explore shops, galleries and cafes in the historic West End.

Getting around Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the easiest cities in the world to explore by foot or bike. All leading attractions are located within walking distance of the Fremantle Train Station and the free Fremantle CAT bus completes regular circuits around the city stopping at popular places of interest and offering easy access to major attractions and venues. Visits can also hire a bike from the Fremantle Visitor Centre or join a guided tour.

Dining, entertainment and attractions in Fremantle

Fremantle's streets are abuzz with pubs, small bars, restaurants and cafes that are full to the brim with patrons from across the globe. Stroll down the 'Cappuccino Strip', Wray Avenue and South Terrace for lively cafes or check out one of the stylish micro-breweries offering an incredible range of tasty amber ales.

Fremantle's multicultural mix is most evident in its dining scene. A strong Italian influence has produced a vast array of pizza and pasta restaurants while Asian, Indian and a whole host of other cuisines can also be found nestled among Fremantle's winding streets. You'll also find some of the state's most popular seafood restaurants dotted around Fremantle's colourful Fishing Boat Harbour - the perfect place to sample the Indian Ocean's bounty.

Fremantle has a wonderful nightlife with several clubs, pubs and bars that play live music until the early hours. If you have the energy by the time you leave the clubs, the cafés will be open for a morning coffee.

Arts and shopping in Fremantle

Art lovers are catered for in Fremantle with art ranging from highbrow gallery displays to Indigenous designs and street art on the sidewalk. Fremantle is also home to Notre Dame University Australia, whose investment in, and restoration of, many fine old buildings has brought new life to the West End, as students from all over the world fill its streets.

Fremantle also has seven days a week shopping, allowing visitors to relax over a cup of coffee before going in search of innovative fashion or a special gift from Fremantle's quirky shopping precincts.

Shoppers love Fremantle for its funky Australian fashions and independent designs. With young and upcoming designers choosing Fremantle to launch their stunning new designs - there are around 50 boutiques crammed into Market and High Streets. Don't miss the vibrant weekend markets for the freshest of fruit and veg, as well as an eclectic mix of buskers, stalls and goods. Even if you don't buy anything, an afternoon pottering through the markets is enough to forget your everyday worries.

Things to do beyond the city centre

Outside Fremantle's city centre you'll find gorgeous beaches and walking and bicycle trails meandering along the sparkling waters of the coast and the river's edge. South Fremantle with its calm beaches and restaurants has emerged as a vital part of the Fremantle experience and in East Fremantle you'll find river walks, parks and restaurants. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are famous for their long stretches of white sand and beachside cafés while North Fremantle is a haven for cafés, restaurants and live music bars.

Plan your trip to Fremantle

Find the top accommodation, attractions, tours and things to do in Fremantle to help plan your trip.

Fremantle Accommodation

Fremantle is a great place to base yourself for your next holiday in Perth with a range of accommodation available including apartments, hotel, resorts and caravan parks.

Fremantle Tours

Fremantle Tours

Let someone else take you to Fremantle's famous and hidden spots on a guided tour.

Fremantle Attractions

Fremantle is the place to learn about Western Australia's pioneering and maritime history and there are a number of attractions, museums and art centres that give you the opportunity to just this.

Fremantle Food and Drink

Fremantle's streets are abuzz with small bars, restaurants and cafes and seafood markets that full to the brim with patrons from across the globe.

Fremantle Shopping

Shoppers love Fremantle for its unique art galleries, boutiques, Aboriginal art, souvenir stores and weekend markets.

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Fremantle Hire

Hire a bike and explore Fremantle at your leisure.

What's on in Fremantle

Check out some of the great events and festivals taking place in Fremantle

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    A compelling new exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum, using LEGO® bricks plunges enthusiasts into the stories behind eight of the world's most fascinating...
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    IOTA21, the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial announces 37 lead artists in its international exhibition and a rich festival program of over 30 exhibitions and...
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    The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial inaugural exhibition, Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday, presents the work of 37 artists across two venues: Fremantle Arts...
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    Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a stellar line-up of WA musicians. Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a...
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    Presented by Palace Cinemas in association with Luna Palace Cinemas, the ST. ALi Italian Film Festival returns to Perth. Now in its 22nd year, the Festival...
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    Join the WA Shipwrecks Museum for an atmospheric evening where the WA Shipwrecks Museum is brought to life after dark. Enjoy a reimagining of the dark tale of...
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    Join The Sonar Room on Friday 29 October for a night not to be missed. featuring Alison Parade with Spacedive and Sleepy Soph. Head to the Sonar Room for a much...
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    Get a jump on your Christmas Shopping this year, at the Made on the Left 2021 Christmas Market. Every year, you promise yourself you’ll start your Christmas...

Fremantle Trails and Itineraries

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The Fremantle Gusto Italiano Trail

One of the best things to do in Fremantle is indulge in fine Italian cuisine. Discover a cluster of Italian eateries around Fremantle on the Gusto Italiano Trail.

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Explore our historic port city, before travelling along the coast to the lazy seaside town of Rockingham. Catch a ferry to Penguin and Seal Islands, enjoy lunch by the sea and take in spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

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Explore Fremantle further

Looking for more of what to do in Fremantle? Here are a few more of Fremantle’s best attractions.

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Historic Fremantle

Fremantle is the ideal place to learn about Western Australia's pioneering and maritime history. Experience extraordinary stories of convict prisoners, maritime heroes and pioneering settlers. 

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Eat Drink Fremantle

Fremantle is the home of alfresco dining in Western Australia and is well known for its laid back atmosphere at the many restaurants, cafés, markets, roving street trucks and hotels. 

Fremantle Markets, Fremantle

Fremantle markets

Shoppers love Fremantle and there are plenty of vibrant weekend markets to choose from, selling the freshest of fruit and veg, as well as an eclectic mix of buskers, stalls and goods.

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Fremantle coffee spots

Relax over a cup of coffee before exploring fascinating Fremantle. Favourite spots include the famous 'Cuppuccino Strip' and trendy Wray Avenue, South Terrace and High Street.

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Fremantle heritage trails

Explore Fremantle's fascinating history and heritage. Follow one of the self-guided walking trails and go on your own adventure.

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Fremantle Visitor Centre

Need more information? The award-winning, accredited Fremantle Visitor Centre is located in Kings Square and offers a no fee booking service for tours and accommodation around Fremantle and Perth.

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