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Walking and Cycling Trails

29 June 2021

A stroll in and around the port city provides the perfect tempo for getting a feel for Fremantle. Breathtaking coastal landscapes, iconic landmarks and jaw-dropping history are yours to explore.

Feeling active? Do Freo like the locals do and hire a bike to get around. Admire colonial buildings contrasted against striking street art. Park up your wheels for closer exploration. When refreshment calls take a dip in the beautiful Indian Ocean or sample one of Fremantle’s diverse range of cafes, bars or restaurants.

Walking trails 

Fremantle Discovery Trail takes you past iconic highlights like The Fremantle Markets, the Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Prison, the WA Maritime Museum, the heritage-listed West End and the Esplanade Reserve. Not to be missed, the trail takes around two hours but allow more time to stop at places along the way.

Manjaree Trail at Bather’s Bay offers a refreshing coastal walk and a fascinating insight into Fremantle’s cultural significance for the Whadjuk (local indigenous people). Manjaree is the name that the Whadjuk gave to the area around Fremantle near the limestone hill area at Arthur Head. In the local Whadjuk dialect it translates to 'fair exchange'. 
Start at Kidogo Arthouse where a series of interpretive signs explain the Noongar seasons, bush tucker, trade and other customs relevant to Manjaree. 

Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail encapsulates a sample of Fremantle’s history. Pay homage to Fremantle locals such as AC/DC’s front man Bon Scott, bushranger Moondyne Joe and engineer CY O’Connor. Pass by the gravesites of notable and notorious West Australians who all in their own way contributed to Fremantle’s rich heritage. The trail is easy to walk and takes around one and a half hours to complete.

Fremantle Markets Heritage Trail gives you an insight into the unique place the market has in the city’s history. Discover the bustling atmosphere, the grand Victorian heritage architecture and the intriguing tales that lie behind one of the most visited and famous attractions in Fremantle.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Trail consists of three short trails to take in the famous Fishing Boat Harbour. Explore crayfishing boats, the boardwalks, Little Creatures Brewery, the Sardine Wharf and several public artworks.

A Trek Through Time is a fantastic family-friendly trail that moves between the WA Shipwrecks and Maritime Museums. The trek passes historic landmarks including the Round House, Whaler’s Tunnel and Bather’s Beach.

Cycling trails

Fremantle Highlights Cycling Trail is a 7.5 km ride through the historic town and port city. Discover the rich history of Fremantle from convict and colonial heritage to arts, food, culture and one-of-a-kind harbour views. It’s a great way to get a taste of everything that Fremantle has to offer.

Indian Ocean Explorer Cycling Trail takes you along the stunning Indian Ocean coast from Fremantle to Cottesloe. Ride through Fremantle’s historic West End, the working port, across the Swan River into North Fremantle and onto a coastal cycle path taking in some of Perth’s most iconic stretches of beach including Port, Leighton and Cottesloe. Bring your bathers for a dip or two along the way. 

Sculpture at Bathers captured by Tegan Court
Manjaree Trail at Bathers Bay
High Street, West End
Cycling through the streets of Fremantle
Fishing Boat Harbour
Fishing Boat Harbour
Round House
High Street, West End
High Street, West End