10 Fun Things to Do in Fremantle This Weekend

scarboroughFor years the buying of real estate has been a great reason to visit Fremantle. Today, ACTON sweetens the experience with 10 extra reasons to explore our beautiful city.

Fremantle, located at the mouth of the Swan River, was settled in 1829 by Captain Charles Fremantle. First populated by immigrants, convict settlement began in 1850. Since then, Australia’s eclectic western port city has allowed innovation to shape it without losing its historic appeal. So let’s get exploring.

Fremantle Markets

Talk about exciting Fremantle real estate! Fremantle Markets span almost an entire city block. The magnificent building built in 1902 serves up 150 stalls of clothing, jewellery, hand-made items and collectables. At the William Street end, it’s a food and growers heaven with fresh-baked, freshly grown, sliced and aromatic everything. You can dine outside in The Yard. You can dance with the musicians. A gem of a day out.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison saw thousands of inmates from the 1850s to its decommissioning in 1991 and has greeted more than 3 million visitors since. Wander around or enrich the experience with a guided tour packed with stories, legend and grim details. There are even 20 metres of tunnels to explore if you’re truly game!

WA Maritime Museum

This museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s affinity with the ocean – from guided tours on an actual submarine to the sheer size of Australia II and its contentious winged-keel.

WA Shipwrecks Museum

If Fremantle was to become a major port of Australia, her treacherous coastline had to be navigated. This museum houses hundreds of relics from perilous voyages including original timber from the Batavia wreck of 1629.

Fremantle Arts Centre

This has to be on everyone’s must-see list if only for the remarkable neo-gothic façade. Convict built in 1864, the Fremantle Arts Centre today is the hub of our city’s culture.

The Round House and Monument Hill

The oldest public building in Perth, the Round House is a twelve-sided purpose-built gaol from 1831. Watch out for heritage guides re-enacting the 1:00pm gunnery signal for navigators. While Monument Hill is home to Fremantle’s war memorial and breathtaking views over Fremantle Harbour, Garden Island, Rottnest Island and the Darling Ranges.

Glorious Food (and craft beer)!

The Cappuccino Strip on South Terrace gives you a new café to try every day – so stay for a week at least!

Fishing Boat Harbour is home to Fremantle’s commercial and recreational fishing fleet. Enjoy fresh fine waterfront dining to casual fish and chips on the boardwalk, and all opposite the Skyview Observation Wheel.

Little Creatures throw open their brewery doors to welcome all walks of life to the wonders of brewing… and a plate of something delish.

So that’s ACTON’s Freo bucket-list. If you can’t find anything to enjoy here, chances are you’re in the wrong city!

It’s definitely the right city for Fremantle real estate. Whether you’re looking to invest or make this historic city your home, get in touch with ACTON, Fremantle’s real estate experts. We know a tonne about matching people with the right real estate… and the odd tourist attraction. We’d love to get chatting today.