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. If you're feeling active, do Freo like the locals do and hire a bike to get around then park up your wheels for closer exploration.
Admire colonial buildings contrasted against striking street art. When refreshment calls take a dip in the beautiful Indian Ocean or sample one of Fremantle’s diverse range of cafes, bars or restaurants. You can also join one of our guided walking or cycling tours.
Self-guided walking trails
Visit 12 iconic locations across Fremantle including Fremantle Markets, Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Prison, WA Maritime Museum, the heritage-listed West End and Esplanade Reserve.
Fremantle is renowned for its collection of street art. The latest line up counts 40 artists who use the urban realm as their canvas. Explore Fremantle, meandering through neighbourhoods to find artworks honouring well known characters contributing to the city’s social commentary.
Discover work by Fremantle's local creatives in this free, ongoing, walkable exhibition series in Fremantle’s beautiful shopfront galleries. The Street Gallery Fremantle Project showcases local work in unoccupied shopfronts which have been converted to attractive gallery spaces. The Street Gallery (SG) series continuously evolves as featured artists, works and locations change. Download the map and wander the exhibition.
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.
Sample Fremantle’s history and 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.
Gain an insight into the market's unique place in the city’s history. Discover the bustling atmosphere, grand Victorian heritage architecture and intriguing tales that lie behind one of the most visited and famous attractions in Fremantle.
Three short trails will guide you through the famous Fishing Boat Harbour. Explore crayfishing boats, the boardwalks, Little Creatures Brewery, the Sardine Wharf and several public artworks.
Move between the WA Shipwrecks and Maritime Museums with this fantastic family-friendly trail, and pass historic landmarks including the Round House, Whaler’s Tunnel and Bather’s Beach.
Self guided cycling trails
FREMANTLE HIGHLIGHTS CYCLING TRAIL (7.5 km)
Discover the rich history of Fremantle as you ride through this historic town and port city. From convict and colonial heritage to arts, food, culture and one-of-a-kind harbour views, this trail is a great way to get a taste of everything that Fremantle has to offer.
Cycle along the stunning Indian Ocean coast from Fremantle to Cottesloe. You'll 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.
Explore parts of North and East Fremantle as you follow this route along the Swan River. This map shows various routes you can ride around the scenic Swan and Canning Rivers. It will also help you gauge how long it will take to travel a particular distance, with most people able to cover 10km in 30-40 minutes.
PERTH TO FREMANTLE (25km)
Did you know that you can cycle all the way from Perth city to Fremantle, taking in stunning views of the Swan River along the way? This map shows a great route for those keen to explore on two wheels.