Fremantle

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Fremantle Travel Guide

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City Introduction

Fremantle is one of Western Australia’s lovely towns along the Indian Ocean coast. The location provides a wealth of opportunities for recreation and activities by and in the water; eg boat trips to Rottnest Island, swimming and surfing.

Fremantle’s history is interesting, and you can see some buildings from the 19th century, where the city was founded at about the same time as the metropolitan city of Perth, which Fremantle today is the suburb and port city of. Since then the development has gone strong, but in the streets there are beautiful sights like houses from, for example, the Victorian era.

Sea life as a port city characterizes Fremantle, and you can go boating in the harbor and along the Swan River, which connects Fremantle with Perth by water. Another delightful experience is a tour with the Fremantle Tram Tour sightseeing car, passing by the most important places in the city.

On a trip to Fremantle, it is also natural to visit Perth, Western Australia’s metropolis. The skyscrapers can be seen from a long distance, and there are metropolitan activities with shopping centers, business districts and interesting museums that depict the history of the area.

Top Attractions

Town Hall, Fremantle

  • King’s Square: This is Fremantle’s central square, named in 1833, and the place where old meets new. Visit Saint John’s Church that was built in 1882, and the city’s beautiful Town Hall from 1887.
  • Fremantle Prison: The Great Prison, Fremantle Prison, is one of the great historical monuments in Western Australia. It was constructed in the 1850s as the last in Australia built by prisoners to prisoners.

Fremantle Markets

  • Fremantle Markets: The city’s old Victorian-style market building opened its doors in 1897, and you can still experience a lovely atmosphere in the many stalls and shops of the old building.
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum: This modern and interesting maritime museum tells about the importance of Fremantle and the region as a port city and destination for shipping.

Other Attractions

Fremantle Railway Station

  • Fremantle Railway Station: If you arrive by train to Fremantle you can already get an impression of the historical charm of the city when seeing the station building. It contains many great details including the grandiose toilets.

Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle

  • Fishing Boat Harbor: The atmosphere around Fremantle’s old fishing port is fantastic. You can walk on the pier and enjoy the view over the water and to the fishing boats.
  • Shipwreck Galleries: At this museum of the wreckage of the Australian West Coast, you will come across stories of voyages of discovery, trade, mutiny and catastrophe at sea.

Round House, Fremantle

  • The Round House: The Round House is the oldest building in Western Australia, it was built 1830-1831. It was built as a prison, but with eight cells it turned out to be too small.

Day Trips

Perth, Australia

  • Perth: The city of Perth is the capital of the state of Western Australia. There are many sights in the city; among other things, visit interesting museums and enjoy modern architecture and lovely parks.
  • Swan Valley: Swan Valley is a large wine region that was cultivated in the 19th century as settlers sailed up the Swan River to find new fertile lands. Western Australia’s many hours of sunshine are good for i.e. wine production.

Rottnest Island, Australia

  • Rottnest Island: The island of Rottnest Island is known for having some of Australia’s best beaches and diving areas. In the many bays of the island you can find hot and shallow water so that all swimmers can join in.
  • Rockingham: The town of Rockingham is a lovely place, known for its beaches and many maritime activities. You can take boat or fishing trips from the harbor, and surfing is also popular here.
  • New Norcia: New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town. It was founded by a group of Benedictine monks in 1846 and, with its many historic buildings, gives the impression of former Spanish colonies.

Shopping

  • Fremantle Markets, Henderson Street / South Terrace, www.fremantlemarkets.com.au
  • Shopping streets: King’s Square, Essex Street, High Street, Market Street

With Kids

City History

Three Dutch ships had anchored up off Fremantle as early as 1696-1697. It was at Rottnest Island that they named at that occasion, just as the Dutch named the Swan River from which they had taken land recognition. 

Fremantle was founded as the first town along the Swan River. It was in 1829 when Captain Charles Fremantle hoisted the flag of the United Kingdom as a sign that the area was British and that the new settlement was founded. Shortly after, the first buildings were built, among other, the Round House prison from 1830-1831, now the oldest preserved building in Western Australia.

When prisoners were sent to the colonies Fremantle and Perth to expand the settlements, the large prison, Fremantle Prison, was established. In the following decades, many new public buildings, hotels and other facilities were built, which made an ambitious port city.

In 1891 Fremantle’s port was dug deeper at the initiative of Irish engineer Charles Yelverton O’Connor. This enabled the city to be navigated by larger ships, which gave new growth to the city and to Perth, a short distance up the Swan River. 

During World War II, Fremantle was established as a submarine base for the Western powers. Before the US set up bases in the Philippines, more than 150 American, British and French submarines took off from here.

In line with Perth’s growth, Fremantle also evolved through the 20th century. However, the city is much smaller than the nearby capital, and it has thus retained much of its historic center, where no high-rise buildings have been constructed.

In 1987, the prestigious sailings for America’s Cup Trophy was held in Fremantle. Thus the city was shown to the whole world. Today, this event is described at the city’s Maritime Museum which is one of the places to see when in town.

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In short

View, Fremantle, Australia

Overview of Fremantle

Fremantle is one of Western Australia’s lovely towns along the Indian Ocean coast. The location provides a wealth of opportunities for recreation and activities by and in the water; eg boat trips to Rottnest Island, swimming and surfing.

 

The city’s history is interesting, and you can see some buildings from the 19th century, where the city was founded at about the same time as metropolitan Perth, which it today is the suburb and port city of. Since then the development has gone strong, but in the streets there are beautiful sights like houses from, for example, the Victorian era.

 

About the upcoming Fremantle travel guide

  • Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
  • Published: Released soon
  • Author: Stig Albeck
  • Publisher: Vamados.com
  • Language: English

 

About the travel guide

The Fremantle travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Australian city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

 

Fremantle is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

 

Read more about Fremantle and Australia

 

Buy the travel guide

Click the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the travel guide. After that you will come to the payment, where you enter the purchase and payment information. Upon payment of the travel guide, you will immediately receive a receipt with a link to download your purchase. You can download the travel guide immediately or use the download link in the email later.

 

Use the travel guide

When you buy the travel guide to Fremantle you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

King’s Square • Fremantle Markets • Sandy beaches • Swan Valley

View, Fremantle, Australia

Overview of Fremantle

Fremantle is one of Western Australia’s lovely towns along the Indian Ocean coast. The location provides a wealth of opportunities for recreation and activities by and in the water; eg boat trips to Rottnest Island, swimming and surfing.

 

The city’s history is interesting, and you can see some buildings from the 19th century, where the city was founded at about the same time as metropolitan Perth, which it today is the suburb and port city of. Since then the development has gone strong, but in the streets there are beautiful sights like houses from, for example, the Victorian era.

 

About the upcoming Fremantle travel guide

  • Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
  • Published: Released soon
  • Author: Stig Albeck
  • Publisher: Vamados.com
  • Language: English

 

About the travel guide

The Fremantle travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Australian city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

 

Fremantle is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

 

Read more about Fremantle and Australia

 

Buy the travel guide

Click the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the travel guide. After that you will come to the payment, where you enter the purchase and payment information. Upon payment of the travel guide, you will immediately receive a receipt with a link to download your purchase. You can download the travel guide immediately or use the download link in the email later.

 

Use the travel guide

When you buy the travel guide to Fremantle you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

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Other Attractions

Fremantle Railway Station

  • Fremantle Railway Station: If you arrive by train to Fremantle you can already get an impression of the historical charm of the city when seeing the station building. It contains many great details including the grandiose toilets.

Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle

  • Fishing Boat Harbor: The atmosphere around Fremantle’s old fishing port is fantastic. You can walk on the pier and enjoy the view over the water and to the fishing boats.
  • Shipwreck Galleries: At this museum of the wreckage of the Australian West Coast, you will come across stories of voyages of discovery, trade, mutiny and catastrophe at sea.

Round House, Fremantle

  • The Round House: The Round House is the oldest building in Western Australia, it was built 1830-1831. It was built as a prison, but with eight cells it turned out to be too small.

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