Visiting Perth in Western Australia isn't complete without roaming the eclectic streets of the adored port city of Fremantle – or Freo as it’s called locally.
Located 20km south of the Perth city, Fremantle is an iconic and uber relaxed town where you can easily shop and explore modern and historic sites. Or do what the locals do and sip coffee on the famous Cappuccino Strip whilst watching people from all walks of life pass by.
Fremantle was the first place to be colonised in Perth in 1829, was the first port of call for thousands of convicts and migrants to Australia, hosted the 1987 Americas Cup, accommodates countless art festivals yearly and as a city located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle has views of the Indian Ocean and greets the famous ‘Fremantle Doctor’ daily.
Fremantle is an enchanting place to explore and the best way to experience the relaxed Western Australian lifestyle.
One of the best ways to learn about Fremantle’s history is through a Fremantle Tram Tour. Learn about the personalities of Fremantle, visit historic locations and be spooked about infamous hauntings all aboard a replica tram. Places of interest include the Fremantle Prison, Fishermen's Wharf, Roundhouse, Monument Hill and the Port.
Package tours are also available to combine the tram tour with a return Swan River Cruise to Perth with buffet lunch. It's money well spent, kilometres well travelled and a great way to see Freo!