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What to do in Fremantle

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by Sarah Cork (subscribe)
A freelance writer living in Perth, WA. Not the droid you're looking for.
Published July 11th 2012
Looking for something to do on the school holidays or on the weekend, or any other day of the week for that matter, how about spending the day in Fremantle?

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High Street, Fremantle - by Roel Loopers

Fremantle is a cosmopolitan place, a family friendly place, full of life, history and a buzz of excitement. There is so much to do in Fremantle you can easily spend a whole day there. Fremantle is easily accessible from most area's and is only a short bus or train ride away. If you prefer to drive into town then there is plenty of parking available.

Once you're in Fremantle the options are endless. Firstly the shops are open seven days a week so no matter when you go there you can treat yourself to a bit of retail therapy or just browse to your heart's content. The popular Fremantle markets are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays – even more places to shop.

Now if you like a bit of culture, Fremantle has an abundance of historical places to visit. Places of great interest and history such as The Old Fremantle Prison, the Roundhouse, the Fremantle Art Centre and the Maritime Museum. You can take one of the free Fremantle Walking Tours and just wander around at your own pace or take one of the Tram Tours of Fremantle - a great relaxed way of seeing the sights. The free Cat Bus is always an option and it can take you around Fremantle and the outskirts of the town.

Image Courtesy of Fremantle Maritime Museum Website
Maritime Museum

Take a stroll along Marine Terrace and down Mews Road to the beautiful Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Walk along the boardwalk and see the boats. See the display of historic anchors, the jetty, the Fisherman's Monument, Mews Park and the Ferris Wheel. A little further along is Bathers Beach and Bathers Bay, walk along the sand and have a swim or a paddle – weather permitting of course. Fishing Boat Harbour is also home to many cafés, bars and restaurants including the famous Cicerello's so grab some great tasting fish and chips while you are there.

Image Courtesy of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Website
Fishing Boat Harbour

Not too far away from the town centre is the Cappuccino Strip. Internationally known as the place to socialise, The Fremantle Cappuccino Strip caters for all tastes and budgets with plenty of cafés and restaurants only a short walk away. Benny's Bar & Café, Capri Restaurant, Gino's and Pizza Bella Roma are all within walking distance and there are plenty of other places not too far away where you can enjoy a relaxing meal or snack. Fremantle has loads of eateries to choose from so you will have no problem finding a place to suit your needs.

Catch a movie or a show. There are a couple of cinemas in Fremantle; Hoyts Millennium Cinema (Collie Street), Hoyts Queensgate Cinema (William Street) and the Essex Street Cinema so you can catch all the latest movies. The Deckchair Theatre (High Street), the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (Short Street), and the Harbour Theatre (Adelaide Street) put on a variety of shows and productions during the year.

There is always some sort of entertainment on the streets of Fremantle. Music, exhibitions, festivals and free activities are a regular occurrence and there are always plenty of school holiday events and lunch time entertainment.

Image Courtesy of the City of Fremantle Website
Fishing Boat Harbour at Night

When night-time rolls around the City of Fremantle stays alive and kicking. There are a wide variety of clubs, bars and hotels in Fremantle such as The Metroplis, the Norfolk Hotel and Rosie O'Grady's. There are also loads of cafes and restaurants so you can head into Fremantle for a meal or a drink and enjoy the nightlife.

Fremantle is a city of hidden treasures. Really too much to see and do in just one day and that's what keeps bringing people back time and time again.
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Freo, my favourite place just to walk around and soak up the the new chocolate shop at the station end of town.numnumnum
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