Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison still dominates Fremantle. Daytime tour options include the Doing Time Tour, taking in the kitchens, men's cells and solitary-confinement cells. The Grea…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Housed in an intriguing sail-shaped building on the harbour, just west of the city centre, the maritime museum is a fascinating exploration of WA's relationship with the ocean. Well-presented displays range from yac…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwreck Galleries are considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the h…
Top Choice Barbecue in Fremantle

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Centred on a wood-fired oven, the kitchen at Manuka is tiny, but it's still big enough to turn out some of the tastiest food in town. Pretty well everything is cooked in the oven and the seasonal menu could include …
Top Choice Pub in Fremantle

Norfolk Hotel

Slow down to Freo pace at this 1887 pub. Interesting guest beers create havoc for the indecisive drinker, and the food and pizzas are very good. The heritage limestone courtyard is a treat, especially when sunlight …
Top Choice Bistro in Fremantle

Bread in Common

Be lured by the comforting aroma of the in-house bakery before staying on for cheese and charcuterie platters, or larger dishes such as lamb ribs, octopus or pork belly. The focus is equally on comfort food and culi…
Top Choice Cafe in Fremantle

Ootong & Lincoln

Catch the free CAT bus to South Fremantle for a top breakfast spot. Join the locals grabbing takeaway coffee or beavering away on their laptops, and start the day with macadamia-and-dukkah porridge or pop in from no…
Historic Building in Fremantle

Round House

Built from 1830 to 1831, this 12-sided stone prison is WA's oldest surviving building. It was the site of the colony's first hangings, and was later used for holding Aboriginal people before they were taken to Rottn…
Brewery in Fremantle

Little Creatures

Try the Little Creatures Pale Ale and Pilsner, and other beers and ciders under the White Rabbit and Pipsqueak labels. Keep an eye out for one-off Shift Brewers' Stash beers. It's chaotic at times, but the wood-fire…
Cafe in Fremantle

Propeller

Echoes of Fremantle's maritime heritage fill this sunny cafe and bistro in North Fremantle, but the food is anything but old-fashioned and stuffy. Middle Eastern flavours inform dishes including Moorish skewers, a r…