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NEIGHBOURHOODS

07 October 2021

Fremantle has 10 distinct and unique neighbourhoods, each with its own personality and plenty to explore.

Let Fremantle take you on inspirational journeys and urban adventures exploring the neighbourhoods of this enigmatic old port town where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean.

Watch a sunset over the sea and breathe in fresh salty sea air under Western Australia’s iconic clear blue skies.

DOWNTOWN

Heritage shopfronts with upstairs offices, warehouses overlooking narrow streets, churches and Victorian sporting pavilions are a reminder of the city’s strategic importance during the 19th century gold rush. 
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EAST END

From Queen Street and Walyalup Koort through to the Swan River (Derbal Yerrigan), Rainbow and the Fremantle Arts Centre in the north. It is the gateway into Fremantle from the North and is home to WA’s foremost arts organisations including DADAA, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Theatre Company, Art on the Move and WA Circus School.
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FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

An award winning entertainment precinct and home to a commercial and recreational fishing industry on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach, Fremantle’s inner-city beach is the first place in Western Australia where you can sit and have a glass of wine or beer right on the beach.
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NORTH FREMANTLE & LEIGHTON BEACH

A peninsula of classic Australian white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, the beautiful Derbal Yerrigan snaking its way to Perth central business district, ancient mythology and culture, the undisputed home of Western Australia’s live music scene, Aussie pubs, and a culinary scene enjoyed by royalty.
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Rottnest Island / Wadjemup

An idyllic island experience just 25 minutes from Fremantle, with stunning white beaches, brilliant blue waters and swimming holes, abundant marine life and the world's happiest animal - the quokka.
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South Fremantle

The Whadjuk Nyoongar people used ‘bidi’ or walking paths leading in and out of Walyalup (Fremantle). It is along those bidi, between Hampton Road, South Terrace and the Indian Ocean, that South Fremantle emerged in the late 1800’s during the Gold Rush boom.
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Walyalup Koort

The heart of Fremantle in the square originally imagined in 1833 by John Septimus Roe and where the wide blue Western Australian skies meet the architecture of a spirited 19th century gold rush port city, where avenues of Jacaranda trees line the streets and Moreton Bay figs and plane trees create a canopy for an urban room in the heart of the downtown area.
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Waterfront

Right where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean, encompassing Bathers Beach Art Precinct, Arthur Head and Victoria Quay.
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WEST END

One of the best preserved and most intact towns built during the 19th century gold boom era in Australia. Stunning streetscapes are lined with restaurants, cafes and artisan boutiques. Home to the Fremantle campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia.
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Wray Avenue

A lively local neighbourhood where five streets meet marks the halfway point between Downtown and South Fremantle.
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