Things to do in Fremantle Today

Fremantle station
Fremantle station

 The Shipwrecks Museum, South Beach The Round House Fremantle Market and E Shed Markets.

There has never been a better time to travel to Fremantle. Many travellers put this off in favour of visiting exotic and far-flung locations. But the Fremantle area can have as many secret and amazing attractions and places as any foreign location including the Shipwrecks Museum, South Beach The Round House Fremantle Market E Shed Markets.

Many people overlook this area’s charms, but why not spend some time here when seeking entertainment and adventure? After you’ve finished relaxing, watch the town come alive at night as the street cafes, bars, and nightclubs open their doors. There are numerous backpacker’s hostels, Bed & Breakfasts, self-catering cottages, and hotels to select from.

South Beach

Walk down from the cappuccino strip to South beach and relax on the beach. The walk is free and so is the beautiful park and beach at South Beach. It takes about 25 minutes to do this walk from Fremantle city center.

If you have a dog then there is a beach where dogs are permitted.

Fremantle is also home to several galleries and museums. The Western Australian Museum has two branches in Fremantle: the Shipwreck Galleries, housed in convict-constructed commissariat buildings and known for its artefacts from the Batavia and other 17th-century Dutch ships; and the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay, which contains exhibits related to maritime trade and the Indian Ocean.

Western Australia’s Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle

Restored 1850s-era commissariat building with artifacts documenting shipwrecks & their relics.

45 Cliff St, Fremantle WA 6160

Entrance is free and if you like you can make a gold coin donation.

The museum has significant historical value, here you will see relics from ships that were wrecked along the coast of Western Australia. The ship’s timbers from the Batavia and also many artifacts from the Dutch ship Zuytdorp.

For opening hours check out the website.

The Round House

A walk along Fremantle High street is interesting with many shops and pubs to investigate, at the end of the high street you can visit the roundhouse, do up to the lookout and see the views out to see and Fremantle harbor.


Built-in 1830, it’s the oldest building still standing in Western Australia.

The building was first used to lock up local criminals and then became a police lock-up. It was eventually given to the city of Fremantle. The building is built on a hill overlooking Fremantle and the harbor. And has a tunnel that connects the city side to the sea. It is possible to walk through these tunnels.

The Fremantle Markets opened in 1897, forming a precinct providing handicrafts, specialty foods, dining halls and fish and vegetable markets.

Fremantle Market

Historic Fremantle markets, it’s worth a trip to see the market its right bank in the middle of Fremantle city center, it’s very popular and has everything from hats, clothes to exotic food and also a fruit and vegetable section which is very popular with locals.
The complex also has a pub and live music.

Food Market Fremantle Markets


E shed Market

Still not had enough then walk to the E Shed market, this is a market in one of the warehouses in the harbor. It has all things that are in the Fremantle market and has a large food hall where cheap eats are the norm.

Location:  Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160 Victoria Quay
This is a weekend-only market


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