The history of Fremantle Prison dates back to the very beginnings of Western Australia. Built by convicts in the 1800s, Fremantle Prison was a fully functioning prison up until 1991, housing both men and women prisoners. It is one of the largest surviving convict prisons in the world today. In its hey-day, Fremantle Prison was home to some of the most notorious, dangerous and famous prisoners in Western Australia.
After its closure as a prison it was turned into a tourist attraction and it now attracts thousands of people each year. Visiting Fremantle Prison is fantastic and fascinating, it is also quite eerie and spooky. Apparently Fremantle Prison is haunted and many people will swear to that.
Walk the gangways and corridors that prisoners walked, look in the cells, see the gallows and death row. Tour the prison, by day or on a Torchlight Tour or perhaps you would like to take a Tunnel Tour.
There is a café so you can enjoy a snack or light lunch. Visit the Fremantle Prison Shop and pick up a souvenir of your visit and don't forget your camera.
Relax and take in the scenery of the Swan River and the Perth suburbs as you cruise along the idyllic river. There are many different cruise packages to choose from including lunch cruises, dinner cruises, scenic cruises or wine cruises.
Choose from a full day or half day, day or evening cruise. Some cruises include a bus or tram tour. Enjoy lunch or dinner, morning or afternoon tea as part of your trip.
Whichever cruise you choose you will be sure to have a trip to remember.
There are many beautiful beaches and parks in Western Australia.
See the white sand of the beach and the brilliant blue of the ocean against a clear blue sky - it will take your breath away. Along the coastline of Western Australia are some lovely beaches such as South Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Port Beach and Scarborough Beach, all of them are popular for swimming and surfing.
Rottnest Island is an A-Class holiday destination and popular tourist attraction, not too far off the coast of Western Australia. It's great for holidays or day trips. Take in the breath-taking views, go swimming, surfing or diving, or just laze on the beach.
Walk one of the Heritage Trails or take a Historic Tour and learn the history of Rottnest Island. Visit the museum or the exhibition centre or the Lighthouse. Enjoy a Coastal Walk or Cycle the many paths around the island.
There are many fine restaurants, cafes and shops on Rottnest Island so you will have no problem finding a great place to dine.
to add to your list of places to get British products you should add Brittania in Maddington, next to the Kiwi Shop. There is also good one in Welshpool not far from Sevenoaks Street. Don't just look at North of the River.