Fremantle in detail

Fremantle is known for

Craft Beer

Little Creatures Sip into the Pale Ale that kicked off Australia's now-booming craft-beer scene.

Monk Beers are all brewed on-site and the food is excellent.

Norfolk Hotel Freo's best pub, the historic Norfolk has a beaut garden bar and a fine range of guest taps.

Strange Company Look forward to craft beers from around Western Australia. It's one of Perth's better cocktail bars.


Fremantle Prison Discover Freo's dark criminal past on compelling tours. There's a hostel here too, if the vibe doesn't overwhelm.

Historic Architecture Fremantle is well endowed with stately architecture from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

WA Shipwrecks Museum This museum offers a fascinating insight into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship the Batavia.

Round House Dating from 1831, this 12-sided stone prison with ironic ocean views is WA's oldest surviving building.

Eating Out

Bread in Common Seasonal dishes served on shared tables in a classic Freo warehouse.

Ootong & Lincoln Innovative brunches and good coffee in bohemian South Fremantle.

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen Pizza, flatbreads and wood-fired WA meats and seafood – hard to beat.

Bathers Beach House Seafood, great salads and craft beer served with a side order of west-coast sunsets.


Common Ground Collective Stylish art and design, much of it sourced locally.

MANY 2.0 The former Myer department store is filled with pop-up studios and galleries – a true expression of Freo's arty soul.

Mills Records Browse the vinyl racks for local talent at one of Perth's best music shops.

Japingka Ethically sourced Indigenous fine art from across the state and further afield.