Top Things to do in Fremantle

Technically an extended part of Perth but in actuality so much more, "Freo" is a popular port city with a strong maritime history and a flair for all things marine and aquatic. Owing to this influence, Fremantle features a number of architecturally beautiful buildings dating back to the Victorian era, and is home to the iconic Fremantle Prison which ranks amongst the most significant heritage sites in the country.

A trendy and upcoming Western Australia destination, Fremantle offers visitors a range of things to see and do. Great for all ages, a trip to Fremantle is an ideal day trip adventure from Perth or overnight coastal getaway, with visitors able to cruise its waters, go whale watching, visit nearby Rottnest Island, and much more. Browse the available tours, attractions and activities below to begin your adventure in the beautiful region of Fremantle.

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Rottnest Island Ferry and Tour Packages from Perth
Rottnest Island Ferry and Tour Packages from Perth
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Mandurah Dolphin, Scenic and Lunch Cruises
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Fremantle Lunch Cruise
Fremantle Lunch Cruise
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Whale Watching Cruise departing Fremantle
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Perth and Fremantle Walking Tours
Perth and Fremantle Walking Tours
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Army Museum of Western Australia
Army Museum of Western Australia
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Blue Whale Canyon Experience departing Fremantle
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Little Creatures
Little Creatures
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Swan River Lunch Cruise and Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour Package
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15 Minute Fremantle Scenic Helicopter Flight
15 Minute Fremantle Scenic Helicopter Flight
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Perth and Fremantle Sightseeing Tours
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The Roundhouse
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Rottnest Island Ferry and Tour Packages from Fremantle
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40 Minute Rottnest Island Scenic Helicopter Flight
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Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Craft Beer Tour and Cruise
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Segway Tours Fremantle
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Top Things to do in - Fremantle and surrounds

1. Scenic Helicopter Flights

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Location: 8 Bell Court, Jandakot Airport

It’s all well and good exploring the region via boat, bus, Segway or foot, but add in the chance to take to the skies and you’ve truly experienced the best of Fremantle.

Local operator Rotorvation has the skills to take you up and over the Fremantle region for the ultimate aviation experience.

In their helicopters, you’ll be able to take in incredible views of Fremantle and the surrounding region for a total of 15 minutes.

Though 15-minutes might not seem like a lot of time, once you’re up there you’ll hover around the region quick fast to take in as much as you can!

You won’t want to forget your camera on this adventure as you’ll be treated to some of the most incredible photo opportunities of Fremantle, the stretching coastline, nearby Perth and the iconic Swan River.

You won’t want to forget your camera on this adventure as you’ll be treated to some of the most incredible photo opportunities of Fremantle, the stretching coastline, nearby Perth and the iconic Swan River.

Taking out our top pick for things to do in Fremantle, this helicopter experience is truly one of the best things to do if you can fit it into your travel schedule and budget.

Flights take off from Jandakot Airport which is around 17 kilometres away from Fremantle and 20 kilometres out of Perth.

So if you have a love for amazing experiences and great photo opportunities then this experience should already be on your radar, if you weren’t aware there were scenic helicopter flights over the Fremantle region, you’re in for a treat!

2. Fremantle Markets

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Location: South Terrace & Henderson Street, Fremantle

For all things crafted, fresh and fun head to Fremantle Markets, one of the city’s, and perhaps the country’s, most recognisable marketplaces.

In operation since 1897, the Fremantle Markets are now home to more than 150 stall holders selling a range of goods including handmade crafts, clothing and jewellery as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and ready to eat food.

It’s not just about the stalls, though this seems strange as it is a market, however, the enjoyable atmosphere is made with the help of local buskers and street performers

It’s not just about the stalls, though this seems strange as it is a market, however, the enjoyable atmosphere is made with the help of local buskers and street performers.

Bringing music, magic and entertainment throughout the duration of the markets, you’ll often find yourself mesmerised by the talent of some of these local performers.

The markets are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and on Public Holidays from 8 am to 8 pm, so there is plenty of time to browse all of the stalls, pick up a few groceries and grab a delicious bite to eat or something to drink.

3. WA Maritime Museum

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Location: Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle

If there’s any attraction that stands as a symbol of the region’s history, then it’s the WA Maritime Museum on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean.

Showcasing artefacts and exhibits reflective of Fremantle’s past, present and future, the museum is a great attraction that all ages will enjoy.

Home to a number of visiting and permanent exhibits, such as the winning vessel, Australia II, from the America’s Cup, the HMAS Ovens, an Oberon class sub, and the Parry Endeavour from Jon Sanders’ expeditions.

Showcasing artefacts and exhibits reflective of Fremantle’s past, present and future, the museum is a great attraction that all ages will enjoy.

With a number of events held throughout the year, a museum is a great form of entertaining education that you can visit multiple times a year, especially during school holidays when you’re looking for something to do with the kids.

The museum is open to the public 7 days a week from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday, with shortened hours on ANZAC Day.

4. Segway Tours Fremantle

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Location: 2 Marine Terrace, Fremantle

What’s better than walking around and taking in the sights of a city? Zipping around on a Segway and taking in the sights of course!

Thanks to Segway Tours WA you can tick riding a Segway off your bucket list while also ticking off seeing some of Fremantle’s best sights!

There’s the choice of a 1-hour or 1.5-hour Segway tour, both of which are led by an experienced Segway rider and tour guide who is on hand to point out the city’s top attractions including St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle Prison, Phillimore Street and The Round House.

You can tick riding a Segway off your bucket list while also ticking off seeing some of Fremantle’s best sights!

Suitable for children as young as 12 years, this is an awesome way to go sightseeing and is something the whole family will love!

All necessary training is conducted on site by your guide so you’ll be a seasoned Segway rider by the end of the tour.

5. Fremantle Prison

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Location: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Fremantle Prison is one of the region’s most iconic historical attractions, and being an operating prison from 1852 to 1991, it’s fair to say these walls would have some stories to tell.

You can take a tour of the prison to learn about its history, hear tales of some of the prisoners that were locked behind the gates and walk the worn pathways between buildings.

There are numerous tours available, each highlighting different features of the prison’s past.

Fremantle Prison is one of the region’s most iconic historical attractions, and being an operating prison from 1852 to 1991, it’s fair to say these walls would have some stories to tell.

There’s the Doing Time tour, Great Escapes, Tunnels Tour, Torchlight Tour, and the Art Tour, each tour touches on different points in time but all talk about things that happened inside the walls of, or underneath, this iconic prison.

Tours vary in price depending on age, however, they all range from as little as $11.50 for children and $21 for adults up to $60 for children and $100 for adults.

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