Fremantle Round House Tours

This historic 12-sided building was built in 1831 and is the oldest public building in Western Australia. Travelers can tour this unique architectural destination and learn about the original settlement, as well as how this iconic building was once used to house local lawbreakers. 

Visitors can learn about this building’s colorful past and also get an up close look at the famous Whaler’s Tunnel—the oldest underground tunnel in Western Australia. Completed in 1838, the original tunnel spanned some 64 meters, but today measures just 46.  And while the 1 p.m. sound call that once rang out daily to alert ships on sea to the official time no longer occurs, travelers can sometimes catch a reenactment ceremony put on by some of the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides.

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The Fremantle Round House is located at the end of High Street on Arthur Head and overlooks the Indian Ocean and Bathers Beach. The building is open from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily and entry is donation based.
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Address: Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily
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Admission: Free, donations welcomed
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Small-Group History of Fremantle Walking Tour

Get to know Fremantle, Western Australia’s historical port city just south of Perth, on this walking tour. With a guide, you’ll stroll along laneways and streets lined with well-preserved architecture, learning about the city’s interesting history and modern-day culture. See sights like the 19th-century Town Hall and the Fremantle Roundhouse, the oldest building in WA, and take in the Cappuccino Strip, a bustling stretch of popular cafes. Limited to 12 people, this walking tour provides a small-group experience.
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Perth and Fremantle Tour Including Fremantle Prison and Dinner

Discover the lively, bohemian port town of Fremantle on this afternoon tour from Perth by air-conditioned coach. Browse the myriad stalls at the legendary Fremantle Markets, take in the views from Sir James Mitchell Park and uncover the town’s Aboriginal heritage as you visit the Roundhouse prison, Whaling Tunnel and an indigenous gallery. After tucking into a traditional fish and chip dinner (included), cross the Swan River to take in the highlights of South Perth before heading back to the city.
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