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Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum in March 2018 when it presents this interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about…

BIKE tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hours bike tour. Get an insight into the local spots, our rich past, vibrant present and exciting future! Our cruisy pace means that we can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and tips on the best spots for you to truly enjoy the best Freo has to offer. Tours include use of bike, helmet, a lovely local guide as well as a coffee along the way.  You will experience the rich history of our port city, from our 40,000 years of…

WALK Tour

Come and see the best Freo has to offer on our fun and informative 2 hour walking tour. Departing twice daily at 11am and 3pm, Thursday to Monday. Let us show you why Fremantle is ranked as the 7th best city in the world by Lonely Planet in 2016. We will help you experience the true local side of our great port city by hitting the pavement and walking our beautiful streets. Our vibrant city has so much to offer from hip and hidden cafes, brilliant bars, delicious restaurants and street art to its rich history as a trading place for over 40,…

Celebrate WA Festival

WA Day, the uniquely West Australian day inclusive for all Western Australians, is set to go off with a bang this year in Fishing Boat Harbour. Fireworks will again light up the skies over Fremantle on the eve of the WA Day public holiday on what is hoped will become a new and amazing annual family experience. Fishing Boat Harbour is presenting a two day celebration recognising our Aboriginal history, our early European migrant background and the diverse range of people from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Freo and WA their home. Local Aboriginal elders will open the event with a Traditional Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country, followed by a range of cultural music and dance events from different ethnic backgrounds. Across the weekend there will be numerous musical performances in and around the harbour in the lead up to and after the Sunday evening fireworks show which will be held at the family friendly time of 6 pm. The harbour will play host to a range of other free activities including kids face painting and bouncy castles, a suitcase market, roving buskers and much more. For more information please visit www.fremantlefishingboatharbour.com/wa-day).  Celebrate WA Program Sunday 3 June 2018 Noon, Mews Park Smoking Ceremony, Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country presented by Neville Collard & Festival opening “We are Australian” James Webb and Monique Fitzgerald 12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets 12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Mermaid & Pirate Sandpit Storytelling 12.00-5.00pm, Shipwreck Gallery Museum Grounds, Pirate craft activities 12.30pm-1pm, Mews Park Wadumbah Dance Group 1.00-1.15pm, Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing 1.30-1.45pm , Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing 1.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Little Italy by the Sea Italian and Greek Dance Ensemble 3.00pm - 4.00pm, Roving Entertainment Chung Wah Lion Dance Troupe 4.00pm - 7.00pm, Mews Park Cuba de Son Latin Band 4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Jazz with Jazzco 5.00pm - 7.00pm, Roving Magnifico Mariachis Trio 6.00pm FIREWORKS over Fishing Boat Harbour   Monday 4 June 2018 11.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Cicerello’s Bouncy Castle 12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets 12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Fairy Facepainting (Free) 4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Music with ‘Basskong’ 5.00- 8.00pm, Mews Park Live Music with ‘The Good Things’

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Moore and Moore Winter Markets

Local & handcrafted gifts, goodies, jewellery and plenty more at our Moore and Moore Winter Markets! Well worth a visit!  Keep looking out for more details! Friday 29th June  6pm - 9pm Saturday 30th June 6pm - late  (ticketed event in line with our Cook for Syria Frundaraiser - more details coming soon) Sunday 9am - 4pm

Leeuwin Tall Ship Sails

Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle…

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Duyfken conducts her sail on Swan River from December 2017 to March 2018 and will not be on exhibition to the general public.

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival 2018

Music lovers are in for a veritable feast throughout the ten days of the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival. International acts and local artists will converge on our port city in a program put together by Fremantle’s own music legend, the double Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans, and fellow musician Donough O’Donovan. Headliners Martin Hayes and Declan O’Rourke both accepted invitations to perform because of the historical importance of the event - celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, carrying 62 Irish Fenians. Internationally renowned Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, one of the finest guitarists in traditional Irish music, are considered one of Irish music's most acclaimed duos of all time. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes fittingly open the Festival at the John Curtin Auditorium on Friday 5 January. It’s a rare opportunity to hear traditional Irish music performed by masters of the genre. Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha Mazella returns home to support Hayes and Cahill in concert. Irish folk sensation Declan O’Rourke, will play songs from across his career in his two concert performances, including a selection from his latest album, ‘Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine’. He will pen a song in commemoration of the of the arrival of the military Fenians in 1868. There are plenty of quotes about Martin and Dennis for example:  "Martin Hayes is one of the best fiddlers on the planet. Dennis Cahill is a subtle guitar master. Put aside your notion of Irish music...and just listen." NPR. Declan is supported in his concert at the WA maritime Museum on 11 January by Fiona Rea whose songs are influenced by her Irish heritage and a lifelong love of music and its power to reach people. Rob Zielinski, supports Declan on 13 January at the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre. Rob is a Perth based traditional Irish musician who will feature some lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys and haunting slow airs. Singer Aminah Hughes returns home from Ireland to share with us a collection of enchanting songs, both new and old, written during her time there along with some of her favourite songs from the Emerald Isle.  Award winning poet and storyteller Jaya Penelope- a descendant of Fenian, James Kearney, transported to Fremantle in 1867 on board the Hougoumont joins Aminah in performance on 7 January at Kidogo Arthouse. The next day ‘The Last Convict Ship’, a selection of stories and songs by one of Perth’s leading experts on Australian Fenian history, renowned Irish musician Brendan Woods will be performed at the Hougoumont Hotel in Bannister Street. The Lucky Oceans and his Gaelic Gumbo Band will explore new creations mixing Irish and Louisiana sounds. Be the first to hear the world premiere of a band and repertoire made exclusively for the festival at Kidogo Arthouse on 12 January. Kidogo’s Kelp Bar will be running throughout the festival and will be home to spontaneous musical performances featuring Festival acts and local musicians. The closing event and street party ‘The Feast of The Wild Goose’ features entertainment by the Freo’s own Rogues, playing their very own brand of Pogues magic to celebrate the end of an incredible ten days of Irish music. Festival Program www.feniansfestival.com.au  

Free-wheeling Fremantle | Fremantle Visitor Centre

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and children that operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular things to do are easily accessible by…

Fremantle CAT Bus

The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times: Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp…

Fremantle Leisure Centre

The Fremantle Leisure Centre is open all year round and offers a range of health and fitness programs including learn to swim, squad and group fitness classes. The centre boasts four heated swimming pools, a gym, crèche, swim shop, traing room and cafe all located on 3.5 hectares of open grassed space. Memberships and multi-visit passes are available.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a…

Hoyts Millennium Fremantle

HOYTS Millennium is located in the heart of Fremantle, just off the popular Café Strip and screens the latest blockbuster releases. HOYTS Millennium showcases 4 cinemas including two 3D auditoriums. It is home to a 500 seat capacity Xtremescreen, with a big screen and big sound, movies are better in HOYTS Millennium's Xtremescreen!

Leighton Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's (and Western Australia's) greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are two of Perth's most visited and loved beaches, beautiful white sands, turquoise clear water are great for swimming, body surfing, snorkelling, wind and kite surfing or just relaxing and enjoying the view to Rottnest Island. Enjoy takeaway food and drinks from the kiosks or try one of the restaurants and cafe's incuding Bib & Tucker and The Shipping Lane. Leighton Beach is a 5 minute walk from the North Fremantle train station on…

Picnic spots in Fremantle

Fremantle is the perfect spot for a picnic whether it's a family occasion, a catch up with friends or a romantic evening watching the sun go down. Grab your picnic basket, a rug, some cheese and wine and spend some time soaking up the beautiful views. Our sunsets over the Indian Ocean are pretty spectacular.  Top spots include: Monument Hill Bathers Beach Port and Leighton Beach South Beach Round House Esplanade Reserve Fremantle Arts Centre

Port Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Port Beach Fremantle is popular Fremantle beach that is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed all year round and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. The stunning white sands of Port Beach and Leighton Beach further to the north are some of Fremantle and Perth's most visited and loved beaches, famous for their glorious and romantic sunsets. You can swim, snorkel, wind and kite surf,…

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Family friendly

There are plenty of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused especially during one of the Fremantle festivals. Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre during summer is a popular way to spend a chilled Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy one of the simple Freo family rituals, fish and chips or an icecream at Fishing Boat Harbour or stop by the Esplanade Youth Plaza and be inspired by some very talented skateboarders demonstrating their skill.