Here at Oz Australia and Oz Made we are committed to making your Fremantle experience as fun-filled as possible. That's why we've compiled this list of our top five favourite things to do in Freo. With everything so close you can try and get them all ticked off in a day or take it slow and spread them out over several. Whatever the pace we guarantee you'll love them. Happy exploring!
1. FREMANTLE PRISON
The Prison is without a doubt Fremantle's most popular tourist attraction. And for good reason! The is WA's only World Heritage listed building and taking a tour is like stepping back in time. There are five different guided tours on offer, catering to all levels of interest and adventure, from cultured art tours to paddling through the cavernous tunnels to get the adrenalin rushing! For invaluable and exciting insight into Australia's convict history, Freo Prison is the place to go!
2. MARITIME MUSEUM
The Maritime Museum offers visitors the chance to truly grasp the essence of Fremantle's ongoing status as WA's most famous port city. The museum is set right on the shores of the Indian Ocean, housing an array of unique galleries and exhibitions. Some of the most popular include the Australia II (winning America's Cup yacht), The Parry Endeavour and The HMAS Ovens, an authentic Cold-War era war vessel. Entrance fees are excellent value for money, making the Maritime Museum a great day out for the whole family.
3. TRAM TOUR
Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been treating visitors to informative, educational and entertaining guides of our charming portside city. With six conveniently located 'hop-on-hop-off' stops around Fremantle, it's the perfect way to get explore. From the Prison to the Markets to the Cappucino Strip, Fremantle Trams will get you there (and back!).
4. THE ROUNDHOUSE
Opened in 1831, The twelve-sided Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia. It was built just three months after settlement and designed to hold criminals and prisoners. It was closed as a goal in 1886 and has since served functions such as a Police lock-up, accommodation and storage facility for Fremantle port. Today it is one of Fremantle's most popular attractions. There are a number of volunteers stationed at different points around the building to keep you informed on its vivid history.
5. LITTLE CREATURES BREWERY
After a hard days sightseeing, you'll be well deserving of putting your feet up and relaxing at one of Australia's most known and loved micro-breweries, right here in the heart of Fremantle. Little Creatures is set directly on the waterfront, offering incredible views of the harbour and the famous West Australian sunsets! Even if you're not into beer the building itself is worth a look, patrons seated in an amongst huge beer kegs. Serving up delicious food and award-winning beer LC's is a 'must do' on any beer lovers itinerary!
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