The port city of Fremantle was built on limestone hills at the mouth of the Swan River, approximately 25 minutes from Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Many of the city’s most impressive heritage buildings are made from the pale-coloured local limestone.
Central Fremantle is bounded to the north and east by the lower reaches of the Swan River and to the west by the Indian Ocean with stunning stretches of beach to the north of the city and to the south.
Fremantle is a major port for Western Australia and Fremantle Harbour is the entrance point for the many container ships, cruise ships, ferries and leisure craft that berth at the port in the Inner Harbour. Smaller leisure craft and ferries travel the 20 km’s up the Swan River to Perth.
Cycle paths along the southern side of the Swan River extend to Perth city and visitors can easily see rocky limestone formations along the route.
A few islands lie off the coast of Fremantle including Rottnest Island, a famous holiday destination that is the only one to have a regular ferry service transporting visitors to and from Fremantle.
The enclosed and sheltered Fishing Boat Harbour and Success Harbour protect the city’s working and recreational fleets and are within walking distance of the city centre. The Fishing Boat Harbour precinct also features boardwalks, cafes, restaurants and a brewery.
For more information about what to do & see in Fremantle and start planning your visit, please click the following links:
Perth has everything you need to experience a fabulous holiday. 3000 hours of sunshine a year, friendly locals, historic attractions and relaxed alfresco dining offering world class food and wine.
Only 30min away from Fremantle by train, Perth has got plenty to do and see. Hop on an open top bus tour to Kings Park for spectacular views over the city; jump off and walk amongst the treetops or stop for a picnic. Watch gold pouring at The Perth Mint or marvel at one of the world’s largest musical instruments at The Bell Tower. Shop in one of the many arcades or boutique stores, take a wine cruise on the beautiful Swan River, jump on the Transperth ferry to visit over 1500 species of animals at the Perth Zoo, or for something different, see Perth on a Segway Tour.
Perth offers abundant restaurants, pubs, bars, night markets, cafes, art galleries, theatre and exhibitions. The city is also surrounded by a number of ‘urban’ villages’ such as Subiaco, Leederville and Mt Lawley, all offering a different inner city feel.
After exploring Perth city, take a day or extended trip to visit the lush valleys full of world class wineries in the Swan Valley and Perth Hills, all within 45 minutes of the CBD.
To find out more about how to experience the best of Perth, check out the following link: