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This is Fremantle

27 July 2021

Fremantle is the most eclectic and spirited seaside destination in the world. Fremantle or 'Freo' is Perth’s Old Town. It’s a maritime city with spirit and soul, full of vibrancy, colour and culture. 

Chart a course through a coalescence of festivals, museums, UNESCO World Heritage, hundred-year-old markets and a soundtrack of sails and rigging in the sea breeze.

Experience an otherworldly collision of musical and creative culture, and world class food and wine.

Meet local characters who will lead you on adventures through historic streets, hidden laneways and salty ports on your way to Rottnest Island.

It’s an adventure not found elsewhere in Australia; swim at a beach in the middle of the city and have a cocktail brought right to your sun lounge: then weave your way through boutique shops, small bars and street art in the middle of one of Australia’s largest heritage listed precincts.

Wanjoo Nidja Walyalup

In the Nyoongar language the Fremantle area is called Walyalup–meaning place of the Walyo or Woylie, a small brush-tailed bettong or kangaroo rat.

The local Whadjuk people, part of the larger Nyoongar Aboriginal nation in the south west of Western Australia, have a connection to country that dates back over 50,000 years.
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Beach City

Quintessential Australian beaches with classic stretches of white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters run the stretch of Fremantle’s coastline. Spirit and sea are at Fremantle’s heart and soul.
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FAMILY FRIENDLY

Fremantle holds a special place in the hearts of generations of families who have been gathering for seaside picnics, school trips, Sunday lunches and icecreams. It’s a picturesque city by the sea ready for magical adventures.
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FESTIVAL CAPITAL

Internationally renowned, thought-provoking and inspiring, Fremantle’s year-round program of music, theatre, visual art, food and cultural festivals articulate an incredible history, stories and unique place in the world.
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FOOD FANATICS

Experience fine dining with incredible ocean views, indulge in stunning Morrocan high tea served in a heritage warehouse and try internationally recognised Indonesian street food at Fremantle Markets. Our restaurants, cafes and street food markets delight in presenting world class food featuring the best and freshest Western Australian seasonal produce.
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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Fremantle is a welcoming place, it’s an old port town with a languid offbeat hippie vibe and everything you need to complete your own personal transformation. New age healing and alternative therapies are embraced.
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HOME OF THE CRAFT BREW

The salty sea breeze of the Freo Doctor mixes with hoppy aromas permeating laneways and heritage streets. Fremantle is the home of the modern-day craft beer revolution in Australia.
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OPEN AIR SHOPPING

Independent shop keepers with passion for their wares open their doors in neighbourhoods of heritage lined streets; a century old shoe store, well stocked bookshops, curated vintage, bespoke clothing, local artisans and original fashion. It’s open air shopping at its best.
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Perth's Old Town

A UNESCO World Heritage City, home to WA’s oldest public building and one of the best-preserved examples of a 19th century port streetscape in the world, where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean is Fremantle, Perth’s Old Town.
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Legendary Fremantle

The narrative of Fremantle is dotted with legendary characters, innovative engineers, a bushranger, a prime minister, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, an America’s Cup winner along with national and international icons of literature, music, history, art and sport.
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WA's Cultural Epicentre

Innovative and passionate creators of music, fashion, architecture, theatre, performance, writers and art bring a free-spirited, non-conformist worldview to Fremantle.
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World renowned music

Fremantle is the home of live music in Western Australia. A coastal town on the western edge of the continent has grown an internationally renowned music scene that has piqued worldwide interest. It’s a port city with a musical soul.
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