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Street Art in Fremantle Photo By Ruby Shakir

Fremantle street art opposite Clancys fish restaurant and bar
Fremantle is Western Australia’s city of ART ans culture and freedom of thought. Fremantle street art opposite Clancys fish restaurant and bar photo by Ruby Shakir

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Visit a Art Gallery in Fremantle What’s on at the Harbour Theatre Visit Rottnest Island
Whale Watching Experience What on at the Limelight theatre What’s on at the Roleystone Hall
Day trip to Lake Clifton Visit Fremantle Prison Rottnest Island Deep Dive
Why move to Perth and Fremantle WA Fremantle pubs Visit the Fremantle Markets
Visit Perth Zoo Visit the Round House Leighton Battery and Tunnels in Mosman
Fishing Boat Harbor Shipwreck Galleries School Holiday Specials Visit the Fremantle Arts Center
Visit South Mole Lighthouse North Mole Lighthouse Visit the Newport
Visit the Fremantle leisure center Memory Cafe Free things to do in Perth
The Army Museum of WA Cruise and water sports Picnic Spots in Fremantle
Day trip Perth to Fremantle E Shed Markets Hire a reserve for your wedding
Bird Watching Cinema in Fremantle Ten Pin Bowling
Have fish and chips at the Harbour Visit Captain Munchies Join a gym
The Tourist Wheel Holiday Specials Day trip to Serpentine Falls Day trip to Lancelin
Day trip to Mandurah Day trip to Rockingham Day trip to York
J-Shed Art Studios and Galleries Best Restaurants in Fremantle Monument Hill Park Fremantle
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Visitors Guide to Femantle Visit the Serpentine Fall Visit Penguine Island
Day trips to Yenchep Day trip to Lancelin Dunes  


Fremantle is the world’s most eclectic and energetic coastal destination. Fremantle, also known as ‘Freo,’ is Perth’s historic district. It’s a coastal city with a character and soul, brimming with life, colour, and culture. Navigate a convergence of festivals, museums, UNESCO World Heritage sites, century-old markets, and a soundscape of sails and rigging in the sea breeze.

Things to do in Fremantle

Fremantle is overflowing with things to see and do. It’s a vibrant mix of colonial, convict, and indigenous history, heritage buildings, street art, quaint lane ways, quirky locals, gastronomic pleasures, natural sceneries, outdoor activities, and stunning islands. Take a tour or explore the city on your own. There are also numerous family-friendly activities.

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Passenger ferries operate from the port, travelling to Rottnest Island, 22 kilometres off of the coast in the Indian Ocean, and upriver to Perth city centre. Fremantle’s free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus services are popular and practical ways to get around, with one service (Blue CAT) linking key points in the city and to Fremantle’s inner suburbs.

Getting Around

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This is one of the easiest cities in the world to explore by foot or bike. The Fremantle Train Station is within walking distance of all major attractions, and the Fremantle CAT bus does regular circuits about the city, stopping at key points of interest and providing convenient access to major attractions and venues. Visitors can also hire a bike from the Fremantle Visitor Centre or join a guided tour.

Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia.

Located at the mouth of the Swan River in the metropolitan area of Perth, the state capital. Home to an array of exciting tourist destinations, a visit to the city will surely be an unforgettable memory.… So, why don’t you spend a few days of this upcoming June in Fremantle? Rest assured, we have made the research and compiled a list of top things to do. All you have to do is just pack your bags.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison was once one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. It housed British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war.

Fremantle Prison is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle, Western Australia. The six-hectare site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. Initially used for convicts transported from Britain, and then was used for locally sentenced prisoners.

The Basin Australia’s Top Beach

The Basin is a popular swimming location on Rottnest Island, Western Australia. … It is located in the northwest of the island, between Pinky Beach and Longreach Bay. It has been mentioned on the website of Tourism Western Australia, that The Basin has been awarded “Australia’s Top Beach” read more

Rottnest Island

Perth to Rottnest Island tour day trip
cosy winter getaway filled with adventure.

Rottnest Island also known as Wadjemup to the local Noongar people is an island off the coast of Western Australia, and an A-class Reserve. Located 18 kilometers west of Fremantle, it is a sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of aeolianite limestone.

WA Maritime Museum

Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the WA Maritime Museum houses several unique galleries that depict WA’s maritime relationship. The vessels include leisure boats, handcrafted sailing boats, and commercial pearl luggers. It is home to America’s Cup Yacht, Australia II, HMAS Ovens, Jon Sander’s Parry Endeavour, and many other iconic vessels from WA’s maritime history.

Grab a Pint at Little Creatures

Beat the cold weather with craft beer and pizza at the Little Creatures. They even have blankets for chilly nights. And, there is bound to be live music. It is perfect for those laid-back Sunday nights.

Try Fish and Chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour

The Fishing Boat Harbour offers the best fresh fish and flavours in town. There are world-class seafood restaurants, bars, and plenty of entertainment at the Fishing Boat Harbour. The water views are pretty spectacular.

Dance the Night Away at Mojos

The home of live original music, Mojos is where you go to get the groove on. They have a great lineup for June.

Catch a Sunset at the Monument Hill

If you are after panoramic views for your Insta, Monument Hill is where you should go. Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy the views.

Get Some Tacos at the Sunshine Harvester Works

Tucked away at the east end of Fremantle, Sunshine Harvester Works serves great food. You can feast on burgers, pizza, dumplings and then tuck into a gelato.

Things to do during Winter

Spend the Day at Rottnest Island

The kids will be thrilled with the ferry ride to ‘Rotto’. … You could take the kids swimming, snorkel, and play cricket. The kids might also enjoy the Captain Hussey train ride towards Oliver Hill. There is so much to do in Rottnest Island. But, we recommend picking a few activities the family can do together. read more

Stay safe and have fun.

Where: a 30-minute drive from the Perth city center.

The city is known to locals as Freo is a vibrant waterfront port city with great beers, al fresco food and intriguing history and is among the tours from Perth to Fremantle in Spring.

Some of the Activities You Can Engage while in Fremantle Include

Freo Markets  

These can get pretty packed on the weekends, so if you can make it on  Friday, then do it. … The indoor markets have a good mix of the standard tourist stuff, food stalls as well as a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and it is among musts to do during the tour from Perth to Fremantle In Spring.

There’s about 4 tours to choose from but you can hang out in the entrance and gift shop for free.

Fremantle Arts Center 

On your Perth to Fremantle in Spring tour don’t forget to visit the Fremantle Arts Centre. They always host great exhibitions and good coffee on offer.

Things to do in Fremantle

Fremantle’s calendar of events invites you to experience other worlds. … It also helps you to become intrinsic to its culture and heritage. Enjoy the following events when you visit the port city.


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The Aboriginal Prison of Rottnest Island

The stunning holiday location of Rottnest Island once served as an Aboriginal prison. … The colonial expansion saw it as an Aboriginal prison (until 1904) and subsequently as a forced labour camp for prisoners (until 1931). It housed Aboriginal convicts who did not comprehend or respect the British legal system.

The Prisoners

Around 4,000 Aboriginal men and boys from all over Western Australia were incarcerated on Rottnest Island.… The first ten were brought in 1838.  Many of these prisoners were transported in chains for thousands of miles before they were to start their sentence. During the operating period around 370 Aboriginal prisoners died. Most deaths were due to disease, while five were hanged.

Prisoners from Swan River Colony 

The Noongar people who originally lived here were baffled by the European settlers’ class structures, wealth status and religious dogmas. … They became confused and disconcerted as they took up resistance (violent or otherwise) as a way of survival. The main area of conflict was, and still is, the land.

Prisoners from Other Regions

The Rottnest Aboriginal prison also housed prisoners from many places of Western Australia.… As the colonial frontier spread further north and east from Perth, more and more Aboriginal prisoners were brought here.  The Southwest, the Goldfields, Murchison, Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley are some of those areas of prisoners.

This historic prison was once one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. It housed British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war.

The Southwest: The Noongar people live in the Southwest of Australia. This is the area from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. This Noongar country was home to the following 14 groups;

1. Amangu    2. Ballardong    3. Yued 4. Kaneang 
5. Koreng 6. Mineng 7. Njakinjaki  8. Njunga
9. Pibelmen 10. Pindjarup 11. Wardandi 12. Whadjuk
13. Wiilman 14. Wudjari    

The Eastern Goldfields:  The Eastern Goldfields of the Goldfields-Esperance is home to the following groups of native people.  They spoke the Wongi or Wongatha/ Wangatha language as a collective.

1. Maduwongga 2. Waljen   36. Ngurlutjarra 4. Ngaanyatjarra
5. Bindinni  6. Madatjarra 7. Koara (Kuwarra)  8. Tjalkatjarra

Murchison and Gascoyne:  The Yamatji (or Yamaji) and Wadjarri people lived in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

Pilbara:  The Yindjibarndi people traditionally lived in the towns of Roebourne, Port Hedland and Karratha of Pilbara.

Kimberley:  The native people of Kimberley lived here from 1870s and spoke a variety of languages as follows;

  1.  Garadjeri type:  Nyangamada, Garadjeri, Mangala, Yaoro, Djungun, Ngombal, Djaberadjabera and Nyulnyul.
  2. Bardi type:  Patrilineal local descent groups, Warwar, Nimanburu, Ongarang and Djaul Djaui.
  3. Ungarinyin type:  Patrilineal, Umedi, Wungemi, Worora, Wunumbul.

The Journey to Rottnest Aboriginal Prison

The convicts started a trying journey to the island prison from where they were arrested.…The journey often took several days.  The prisoners travelled in chains or ropes with no change of clothing.  At times they were escorted by boat or held in captivity for many days until a ship arrived.  An estimated 25 prisoners have died while in transit to Rottnest Island.

Infrastructure of the Prison

The Panopticon-style prison was constructed in 1863 by using the forced labour of thousands of Aboriginal prisoners.… Some of these prisoners were as young as eight.  The prison contained small cells (3m X 1.7m), to hold up to 7 persons.  At times more than 12 were accommodated in one cell.  The burial ground of the prison is located within the Thomson Bay Settlement, adjacent to the Quod.

Buildings and Structures Constructed by the Prisoners

Aboriginal prisoners were used to build roads and other infrastructure till 1931. … The Quod, Seawall, the museum, churches, lighthouses and other heritage-listed buildings and structures were constructed by the Aboriginal prisoners.

Closure of the Prison

The Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prison officially closed in 1904. … Subsequently, it was transformed into a forced labour camp. In 1931, much of the prison’s infrastructure was developed and converted for use as holiday accommodation. Over time, such development obscured the former use of the venue.

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Things to do – Art and Craft

Art lovers are catered for in Fremantle with art ranging from highbrow gallery displays to Indigenous designs and street art on the sidewalk.… TFremantle is also home to Notre Dame University Australia, whose investment in, and restoration of, many fine old buildings has brought new life to the West End, as students from all over the world fill its streets.


Fremantle also has seven days a week shopping, allowing visitors to relax over a cup of coffee before going in search of innovative fashion or that special gift from Fremantle’s quirky shopping precincts and is among the things to do in Fremantle in May Art and Craft.


In addition to fresh local produce you also can purchase Indigenous and independent products while enjoying the unique food offerings. It is also a place where you can enjoy music.

E Shed Markets

Among the Fremantle markets is E shed Markets  located on the waterfront with a magnificent view of Fremantle Ports.…E shed markets is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday Saturday and Sunday. You can shop for crystals, gems, incense, antiques  as well as jewellery in addition to food and beverages at your own pace while listening to music. read more


Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle 

Melville Rotary Markets

It is a Sunday flea market located at Bitcon WA Australia

Pickers & Collectors Market

It is located on E Shed markets and is open on Friday Saturday and Sunday.  

Freo Farmers Market

Among the things to do: markets is visiting Freo Farmers Market  which is a plastic free local weekly market that supports WA farmers, producers, small business and showcases local artisans, vintage sellers, practitioners and community groups.  

Relaxed shopping 

Join for relaxed shopping, direct exchange with makers, bakers, practitioners and farmers.… Eat delicious local food, enjoy a good coffee and celebrate special days.  They have a picnic area, seating area, undercover area while there is plenty of parking nearby.

Live music in Fremantle

They also feature quality live entertainment from some of Freo’s finest muso’s as well as emerging artists, buskers and touring acts every week.

Opening hours

Over the school holidays and on Sundays from 8.30 am to 12 Pm


Fremantle College

​151 Lefroy Rd Beaconsfield WA 

South Beach Sunset market


South Beach Kiosk, 9 Ocean Road South Fremantle

Best Things To Do  – Plan A Day Trip To Rockingham!

Day Trip to Rockingham
There are over 200 local bottlenose dolphins that live amongst the sheltered waters of Rockingham’s bays & islands that we’ve come to know as friends. They don’t perform tricks and we don’t feed them, we simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company!

If you are exploring Fremantle on a quickie weekend break with the mates, make sure to plan a day trip to Rockingham. One of the best things to do in Fremantle today! And here’s why.

Discover The Amazing Beaches Of Rockingham

Amongst the best things to do is the choice of being a total beach bum! And if that is your plan, a day trip to Rockingham will do more than encourage you! So, gather your brood of friends and head out to Rockingham on a day trip and you won’t be disappointed. Amongst the best beaches in Rockingham are;

  • Port Kennedy Beach
  • Warnbro Beach
  • Safety Bay Beach
  • Shoalwater Bay 

The best things to do in Fremantle are day trips and beach hopping is top on the list.

Explore Penguin Island Amongst Top Activities To Do In Fremantle

You are going to fall in love with penguin island. And it’s not all about ‘penguins’. Because of its diverse attractions there are activities to suit every budget. Even those shoe-string budgets many young visitors to Fremantle seem to be enjoying themselves on. By the way, a quick tip for young adults seeking to work and explore Fremantle, there are many interesting job vacancies you can fill with help from an Australian visa consultant. Explore your options here:

Fun Activities For Young Adults On Penguin Island

The best fun activities around Fremantle are at Penguin Island. Because in addition to encountering over 17 species of penguins from amongst the 1200 living on the island. You get to kayak, set off on dolphin and sea lion spotting tours, and take kite boarding lessons for loads of fun adventures on a Fremantle holiday for young adults. Learn more here:

Best Things To Do – What’s The Hype About The Fremantle Leisure Centre?

Want to unwind relax and cool down? Then you must check out the Fremantle Leisure Centre. Because chilling there is one of the best things to do in Fremantle today. 

The Fremantle Leisure Centre Is A Good Place To Chill

A recent facelift has given the recreation centre a whole new look. Hence, this place offers some of the best things to do in Fremantle today. And you get to use state of the art facilities while enjoying a day off with family or friends. 

If you are looking for the best things to do in Fremantle today, chances are the Freo Leisure Centre will have some pretty good options. Besides, getting to the place is a breeze. Because the Fremantle free CAT bus service has a stop right outside the place. In addition to being conveniently placed close to the train station. 

Why Is The Fremantle Leisure Centre A Top Attraction In Freo?

Well, for starters the leisure centre boasts 4 covered pools, and they are heated! The covered 0.2 metre depth leisure pool is perfect for families, for instance. And a favourite feature there is the giant froggy slide. But that’s not all, there’s a yellow slide and water guns for oodles of fun.

Fremantle Leisure Centre The Best Place For Young Adults 

The lap pool at the Fremantle Leisure Centre is popular amongst young adults looking for fun things to do in Fremantle. You can not only enjoy a few laps but also spend time at the gym. Which is equipped with a creche in case you’re a parent looking for some alone time.

Stop For A Bite At The Leisure Café

If swimming gets your tummy rumbling, the Leisure Café offers some tasty solutions. The perfect place to relax after your workout and enjoy good food. Such as, sandwiches, lovely hot food, protein shakes, refreshing juices and coffee. Plus, your favourite ice cream!

Best Things To Do In Fremantle Today – Top Fremantle Day Trips

Find the best things to do in Fremantle today. Fremantle day trips are amongst the best things to do in Freo and here are some examples of the best day trips from Fremantle.

Listed amongst the best things to do in Fremantle today the Swan River kayak tour is fine example. Because you get to explore the water between Perth and Freo. Besides, the roundtrip is perfect for when you want to get away from city life. Because photo opportunities abound on this trip. And you get to cruise along and share the waterway with pelicans, ducks, swans while appreciating the gorgeous views. 

Since you are taught to learn the basics of paddling and manoeuvring your kayak, these tours are aimed at amateurs too. Plus, you will be accompanied by a certified instructor. 

Check out: Water Wanderers for the best experience. 

Best Day Excursion – Aquarium Of Western Australia (AQWA)

Discover the exotic marine life of Western Australia as you explore 1200kms of coastline in one day. Your journey takes you from the chilly waters of the South Ocean to gorgeous coral reefs in the North. As a result, you discover sharks, turtles, sting rays and a myriad of coral fish. 

And because AQWA is Australia’s largest aquarium’ it’s made up of coral lagoons, ancient reefs and sandy bays. For more details get in touch with AQWA

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The aquarium specializes in marine animals that inhabit the 12,000-kilometre (7,500 mi) long coastline of Western Australia. In total AQWA holds over 4,000,000 litres (1,057,000 US gal) of water and is home to approximately 400 species of marine life, including more than 4,000 fish. AQWA is themed as an underwater journey along W.A.’s coastline and is broken up into 5 distinct areas. Each area represents the unique marine life and environments of different regions along W.A.’s coast. These include: The Great Southern, the Shipwreck Coast, the Perth Coast, the Far North and Marmion Marine Park.

Perth’s Theme Park The Best Day Trip From Fremantle

Soak up the sun and have loads of fun exploring Perth’s only Them Park. Adventure World is a Theme Park cum Water Park. Therefore, it’s a top attraction in Fremantle. And this place will entertain the entire family. For example, savour the thrills of Abyss a demonic rollercoaster ride, slide along WA’s tallest and longest water tunnel and enjoy some of the best adventures in Fremantle today!

Things to do in Fremantle for the over 50’s in Fremantle

There are many things over 50’s can do in Fremantle be it visiting a park , or taking a dip in the sea Fremantle has it all. 

Esplanade Park

Things to do in Fremantle for the over 50’s in Fremantle include taking a walk on the Esplanade park. It is a public reserve in Fremantle, Western Australia. Situated on Marine Terrace and opposite the Esplanade Hotel, the reserve features about 100 mature Norfolk Island pines and the Explorers’ Monument. The park has also been called Fremantle Esplanade as well as Fremantle Oval.

The Fremantle Markets

The Fremantle Markets is a public market located on the corner of South Terrace and Henderson Street, Fremantle, Western Australia and is a treat for shopholics.

Fremantle Prison

You can enjoy a tour of the Fremantle Prison which is sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail. It is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle, Western Australia. The six-hectare site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. 

Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

The Round House

Things to do in Fremantle for the over 50’s in Fremantle  includes visiting The Round House. It was the first permanent building built in the Swan River Colony. Built in late 1830 and opened in 1831, it is the oldest building still standing in Western Australia. 

Address: 15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Fishing Boat Harbour

It is a marina in Fremantle, Western Australia adjacent to the more recently constructed Challenger Harbour. It provides large sheltered mooring areas, wharf space for vessels up to 60 metres, refuelling facilities and support services to the Fremantle fishing industry.

Address: Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Things to do in Fremantle Today WA
Fremantle offers a wide variety of dining experiences, with a strong emphasis on Italian and Asian cuisine as well as seafood. Various cafés and coffee shops are situated around Fremantle, particularly on the ‘Cappuccino Strip’, a section of South Terrace known for its al fresco dining culture.

Arts Centre

The Australian Gothic site Built by convicts offers displays & live music, plus a cafe & gift shop. Dine-in facilities are available at the café. 

Address: 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

The War Memorial

 Things to do in Fremantle for the over 50’s in Fremantle include visiting the war memorial. it is located on Monument Hill, an 11-acre public reserve and hill in Fremantle, Western Australia. The memorial itself comprises a large obelisk, the Fallen Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial, surrounded by eight smaller memorials. 

Address: Corner Of High Street and Bateman Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

WA Maritime Museum

The waterfront museum featuries a guided submarine tour, a range of iconic vessels & history exhibits. 

Address: Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Restored to the 1850s-era it is a commissariat building with artifacts documenting shipwrecks & their relics. 

Address: 47 Cliff St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Statue of Bon Scott

Bronze statue depicting late Australian resident Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC.

Address: 2026 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Tourist Wheel 

It is located at Esplanade Park, Fremantle

Address: 34 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of Western Australia is a museum located in an historic artillery barracks on Burt Street in Fremantle, Western Australia. The museum was established in 1977 and has three Victoria Crosses on display. 

Address: Artillery Barracks Burt St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

The Escape hunt Experience

Thematic locked rooms challenge guests to escape by solving puzzles & clues within an hour.

Located in: The Piazza

Address: U29A/36 The Piazza, South Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

E Shed Markets is a weekend market located on Victoria Quay in the Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia. It is housed in a historic timber building known as “E” Shed that was constructed in 1929 further up the quay and closer to the wharf. 

Addrerss: Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Glason Park

Park in the Town of East Fremantle, Australia

Address: East Fremantle WA 6158, Australia

Booyeembara Park

It is a sizable park with a tranquil feel offering open grassy areas, a pond & a shaded swing set.

Address: Stevens St & Montreal Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

South Beach

One of Fremantle’s greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. It is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. They offer a range of facilities that can be accessed year round and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. South Beach is a family friendly beach which has superb views of Rottnest, Carnac, and Garden islands, and is the perfect place to enjoy a swim, a picnic or barbecue.

Things To In Fremantle Aboriginal

The Whadjuk people have been identified as the original owners Fremantle or Walyalup areas. Visit Fremantle to explore their cultural heritage and ancient beliefs, explored in this article on things to do in Fremantle, Aboriginal related.

Visit The Walyalup Aboriginal Art Centre

One of the most rewarding things to do in Fremantle, Aboriginal related, is a visit to the Walyalup Aboriginal Art Centre. Did you know that Walyalup is the Nyoongar name for Fremantle? At the centre, learn about Aboriginal history and cultural heritage. And listen to Dreamtime, the indigenous peoples time for narrating stories and legends. 

Things To Do in Fremantle Today
Prior to British settlement, the indigenous Noongar people inhabited the area for millennia, and knew it by the name of Walyalup (“place of the woylie”). Interesting facts Woylies have pouches and they carry their young in them. They only have one young at a time but the young grow so quickly that they can have three a year. Woylie have very strong legs so they can jump really high and can move really quickly. Woylies are nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night. They spend the night looking for food, which they store inside their cheeks to eat later. Woylies like to eat fungi and roots, and every night they dig up a large amount of soil while searching for food.

Watch The Creation Of Unique Aboriginal Art Being Made

At the Aboriginal Art Centre you can observe the creation of art, according to ancient ways. The creation of colourful paintings, burning wood to create exotic jewellery, wood carving and basket weaving are all on the programme and part of popular things to do in Fremantle Aboriginal. Plus, indulge in some souvenir shopping and take back some unique gifts.

Check Out The Fremantle Prison

This proud Western Australian UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed when touring Fremantle. Also called the Fremantle Gaol, it’s the first building to be added to the Western Australian Heritage list. the prison originally built to accommodate British prisoners eventually served as a detention centre for Aboriginal prisoners too. Guided tours of the complex include visits to cells containing Aboriginal art. The place is a dark reminder of race issues which prevailed in Western Australia. 

Take On A Cultural Tour Of Walyalup 

The Aboriginal Engagement Officer of Fremantle conducts a cultural tour of the area. A comprehensive experience, and one of the best things to do in Fremantle, Aboriginal related, the tour is conducted via the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Included is an insight to the Aboriginal history and heritage within Fremantle, an explanation of the indigenous peoples six seasons and a tour of native plants.

The Walyalup Cultural Centre Programmes (WACC)

The Walyalup Cultural Centre offers a range of unique programmes for visitors to understand and obtain a unique perspective of the Whadjuk people. If you are interested in things to do in Fremantle, Aboriginal related, do visit this place and check out its programme schedule. Open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, the centre while offering an insight to Aboriginal art work, history and culture; conducts workshops, hosts music concerts, screens movies and organises indigenous tours of the area.

Understand The Six Nyoongar Seasons Via WACC

One of the more fascinating aspects of the Whadjuk people, the six seasons are explained via programmes hosted by the WACC. Check out which season piques your interest.

  • Kambarang – from October to November is the season of the wildflower and when many varieties of birds are born
  • Birak Season – is from December to January and symbolises the family groups of Nyoongar travelling together along the coast
  • Bunuru – is from February to March and symbolises the hot season. This time of the year is for camping on the coast, collecting local delicacies for a foodie feast and lots of fishing
  • Djeran season – is from April to May and is called the ‘Fat Season’. A time for couples to get together and the salmon to school
  • Makuru – is from June to July and symbolises the start of the fertility season and a time for the Nyoongar to head back inland
  • Djiba – the harvest season is from August to September and is also known as the ‘Grass Season’. A time when root vegetables, a staple in the indigenous people’s diet, are harvested.

Doesn’t it all sound magical? Ready to experience the best Aboriginal related things to do in Fremantle!

Best Things To Do In Fremantle Today – Scuba Dive!

Western Australia’s favourite coastal city is ideal for scuba diving. Listed amongst the best things to do in Fremantle today, the area is home to some of Australia’s top dive spots. Want to know more about wreck diving to exploring verdant reefs in Fremantle? Do read on!

Learn To Scuba Dive In Fremantle

Fremantle is almost a mecca for scuba diving with the added thrill of wreck diving. And for those of you hankering for a turn to explore the deep blue, Fremantle offers expert instructors, capable of teaching beginners the art of scuba diving, and a chance to earn their PADI certification. Courses are available from beginner level to free diving and rescue. And once qualified all you need do is charter a boat or join a diving tour.

Rottnest Diving Is The Best In Fremantle

While scuba diving is a huge thrill in Fremantle, exploring the sea around Rottnest Island is quite popular and amongst the best things to do in Fremantle today. Seasoned divers heading out there on a private charter can choose from a huge range of top dive spots. Check out 20M Ridge, North Point, Roe Reef, Porpoise Bay Cave, Parker Point Drop Off, Cigar Reef, Swirl Reef, Eagle Bay, Jacksons Rock and some more. Also, explore the wrecks; Lady Elizabeth Wreck and Macedon & Denton Holme wreck.

Wreck Diving In Fremantle

Cutting a long story short, there are over 20 wrecks to be explored in the sea around Fremantle. A right proper treat for fans of wreck diving, the vessels date back to 1859 and are as recent as the Liberty Ship sunk in 1965.

Follow The Dive And Snorkel Trail Of Fremantle

Amongst top attractions in Fremantle is the dive and snorkel trail beginning at the Omeo wreck. The trail beginning 25meters from the shore includes the educational signage, artificial reef and some exotic underwater sculptures. 

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