Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route, discovering factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories, all as you wander Freo's vibrant cappuccino strip, boat harbours and beyond. Fremantle, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming town, which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history.You'll hear of local tales, such as Irish prisoners escaping, comical British bushrangers, and the shameful expulsion of Indigenous peoples to Rottnest Island. Package includes a tour of one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. The locals here were as hard as nails; salty sea dogs who rubbed shoulders with newly arrived immigrants to create a town full of characters – some of who's stories you’ll be amazed to hear about from your local guide!
We are a group of colleagues already working as city guides for Perth Urban Adventures: Ryan - Professional wanderer, responsible traveler and award winning tour guide Gerard - Originally from England but super passionate about Fremantle's history Vaughan - Former school principal, history freak and obsessed with Perth. Melinda - Perth born and bred with a love for all things travel Ann - Professional and voluntary guide in Perth, Fremantle and on Rottnest Island
Choice of tour at the Round House
Kings Square Fremantle Town Hall High Street The Fremantle Roundhouse Arthur Head Bathers Beach Old Fremantle Port Fishing Boat Harbour The Esplanade Freo Markets (when open)
Please arrive at 10.50am for an 11am start. Tours run rain or shine - please dress for the weather conditions
Walk like a convict in Fremantle