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Fremantle
Perth

Fremantle showing signage, street scenes and a small town or village

Arty, eclectic Fremantle is known for its superb café culture, microbreweries and laid-back beach lifestyle. 

Come to Fremantle to shop at the colorful markets, eat tasty food from all over the world and browse the cutting-edge work on display in the town’s many art galleries. Discover the town’s convict past and admire stunning Victorian and Edwardian architecture that is like nothing else in Australia.

Warm in the winter and even warmer in the summer, Fremantle is popular with surfers and beach lovers alike, who come to enjoy the clear blue waters at Cottesloe Beach. Look out to sea and you can just make out the shape of Rottnest Island. Take a daytrip here to see World War II relics, pink salt lakes and thousands of quokkas, small native marsupials.

Take a tram tour or wander the streets to appreciate Fremantle’s unique architectural heritage. Stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings make up much of the city center. Explore the network of tunnels beneath Fremantle Prison and listen to ghost stories about former inmates. Above ground, the prison is now an informative museum and art gallery. Make sure you visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum, which has an impressive array of vessels including the America’s Cup winning yacht, Australia II.

Enjoy a coffee on Cappuccino Strip and mingle with the locals, who refer to their city as “Freo.” On the weekends, explore the lively Fremantle Market. Shop for fresh produce and listen to talented buskers plying their trade. Fremantle is a foodie’s paradise, so you can choose between a number of fine restaurants for your evening meal.

The flat, wide streets in Fremantle are easily explored on foot but the CAT bus is a good option for getting around too. It is free and runs every 10 minutes throughout the town. Look for the stop signs with the paw print.

Fremantle is located 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Perth. Take the 40-minute train ride from Perth or rent a car and take the scenic route along the Swan River.


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Norfolk Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
2.5 out of 5
47 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥7,597 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. Round House and Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (260 reviews)
"Nice clean room and comfy beds. Friendly service. Only thing was the TV remote had flat batteries. Overall very good value for money."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Norfolk Hotel
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥12,649 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,014 reviews)
"24 hour reception"

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥17,397 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bathers Beach and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Fremantle ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (572 reviews)
"Great location - stayed several times- will stay again."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Be. Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Hougoumont Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥13,598 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Fremantle, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Fremantle ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (555 reviews)
"The rooms were very modern and clean. Bit small but still very good!"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Hougoumont Hotel
Warders Hotel Fremantle
Warders Hotel Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
19 Henderson St, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥18,916 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison. University of Notre Dame Australia and WA Maritime ...
5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"Many features, old charm"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Warders Hotel Fremantle
The National Hotel
The National Hotel
3 out of 5
98 High Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥14,814 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Fremantle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. Fremantle Station ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
"Beautifully appointed rooms with very comfortable bed managed by a very elegant, professional lady"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2021

The National Hotel
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