Western Australian city Fremantle is conveniently located within a 35-minute car journey from Perth’s Central Business District. Known affectionately as ‘Freo’ amongst the locals, the port city is famous for its laid back vibes, extremely fresh seafood and maritime history.
Fremantle makes a great day trip destination when in Perth, and is extremely popular amongst locals and natives alike. Here are several recommendations on What To See and Eat at Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia.
WHAT TO SEE
The Esplanade Park is characterised by gigantic pine trees and spacious green spaces. It is a public communal space where people gather and events are held.
For the best views of Fremantle, board the Tourist Wheel Fremantle (A$10 per child, A$12 per adult).
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
The iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is possibly the most vibrant and photogenic spot in Fremantle. Take a leisure stroll along the boardwalk and immerse yourselves in the bustling atmosphere!
The harbour is surrounded by seafood restaurants and boats of all sorts – definitely a walk to remember.
The weekend-only Fremantle Market is known for hawking a wide array of indigenous and indie products, local organic produce and natural good. Linger around and entertain yourselves with the various buskers’ performances.
South Terrace & Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Tel: +61 8 9335 2515
Mon to Thu: Closed
Fri: 9am – 8pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 6pm
WHAT TO EAT
Kailis Fish Market Cafe
Overseeing the boat harbour, award-winning Kaili’s Fish Market Cafe has been a well-loved destination amongst locals and tourists alike since 1928 for its tasty fish and chips and other fresh value-for-money seafood delights.
46 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Tel: +61 8 9335 7755
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8.30pm
Sat and Sun: 8am – 9pm
Little Creatures Brewery
Little Creatures is renowned for their pale ales and fans should make a special visit to their flagship brewery at Fremantle. No prior reservations are required and everyone is welcome to join one of the daily guided tours around the brewery.
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Tel: +61 8 6215 1000
Mon to Fri: 10am – 12am
Sat: 9am – 12am
Sun: 9am – 11pm
HOW TO GET THERE
Trains run from 5am to past midnight every 15 minutes and a one-way ticket costs A$4. The journey takes around 30 minutes and passengers should alight at Fremantle Train Station.