Historic and popular maritime town, main gateway to Rottnest Island

Australia, Western Australia
3-4 hours

Fremantle, commonly known as Freo by the locals, is a 30 minutes train ride away from the Perth city center and is a historic maritime town. It is the main gateway to Rottnest Island, where you can find the quokkas.

Freo is famous for its old buildings, market, prison and sea-side restaurants and bars.


Even if you start your Rottnest Island day trip from Fremantle, come back another day to visit this cool town which has many activities to offer such as:

  • Fremantle Markets: Explore the lively Fremantle Markets for local crafts, fresh produce, and unique items.
  • Beaches: While Fremantle itself is not directly on the beach, it is close to several beautiful beaches, including South Beach and Bathers Beach. We especially enjoyed relaxing at Bathers Beach!
  • Have a drink at Little Creatures Brewery
  • Fremantle Prison Tour: Visit the Fremantle Prison and take a guided tour to learn about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the cells, gallows, and hear stories of the prison's past.
  • Shopping and Exploring: Spend some time exploring the shops, boutiques, and galleries in the streets of Fremantle. You might find unique souvenirs or local artworks.