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Published July 14th 2016
Fremantle is an historic port city that provides an interesting place to study. It has so much going for it: culture, beaches, shops, markets, eateries and sporting facilities. Bus and train services are available to Perth, which is about 30 minutes away, but you will also find plenty to do in Fremantle (which is known by the locals as Freo) and everything you need during your education journey is within easy access.
Culture and history The first settlers, led by Captain Charles Fremantle, landed on the west coast of Australia in 1829. With this historical significance, Fremantle is home to late Victorian and early Edwardian buildings from the city's boom days at the end of the 1800s and historical buildings provide many sites of interest.
The Fremantle Prison, for example, is the first building in Western Australia to be included on the World Heritage List. Day, night and tunnel tour adventures provide visitors with an insight into the former maximum-security prison that incarcerated criminals for nearly 140 years.
Fremantle hosts a wide range of cultural events, including the annual Fremantle Street Arts Festival which boasts a program full of street theater, cabaret, circus, comedy and busking, with performers who flock from all over the world.
Fremantle is famous for fish and chips with the waterfront being a popular venue. You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to succulent fish and seafood. Fremantle's café or cappuccino strip is an al fresco dining precinct where you'll find a wide variety of coffees, as well as entertainment at night and over the weekends.
Shopping and Markets Fremantle has department stores and quirky independent shops, but the Fremantle Markets are one of the city's most visited attractions. The market is held in a Victorian-era heritage building and consists of more than 150 stalls. Another popular market is the E Shed Market located on the waterfront at the port.
Outdoor living The weather in Fremantle and the greater Perth area is perfect for outdoor living and sporting activities. This includes everything from adventure sports to yoga and bush walking. Sporting clubs are prolific and international sporting events are hosted in the region every year, providing plenty of opportunities for sports fans.
Location Aside from easy access to Perth's city centre, Fremantle is a 25 minute ferry trip to Rottnest Island, a popular holiday destination, which has many buildings dating back to the colonial period. Aside from stunning beaches, there is an abundance of flora, marine life and wildlife in the local area.