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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.


  • Historical walking tour of Fremantle
  • Discover the history and renowned architecture of this vibrant city, just across the mouth of the Swan River from Perth
  • Hear the pioneering stories that put Fremantle on the map
  • Visit the Fremantle Roundhouse, the state's oldest building
  • See the Cappuccino Strip, a great place to enjoy a coffee and a spot of people-watching
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 participants ensures a personalized experienced with a guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group History of Fremantle Walking Tour


Your walking tour of Fremantle, which sits just across the Swan River from Perth, starts at the Visitors Centre. Meet your guide here for your journey back in time to learn about the history of the city, from its origins as a fishing port to its present-day reputation for cafes, local artwork, shopping, microbreweries and live music.

Admire the Town Hall, which has remained mostly unchanged since it opened in 1887, providing an excellent example of 19th-century architecture. Then meander along narrow streets, pausing for photo ops and to hear stories from your guide about various events that helped shape this port city. When you reach the Cappuccino Strip, admire the lively stretch of cafes and restaurants where locals and visitors alike relax at outdoor tables for prime people-watching.

The last stop on your tour is the Fremantle Roundhouse, Western Australia’s oldest standing structure, which was built as a prison in 1830. Total walking distance is approximately 2 miles (3 km). 

Customer Reviews

Lance N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great walking tour. My guide talked about the history of Fremantle as we walked around and pointed out the significant land marks. He was able to answer all my questions and recommended places I could spend more time in and other areas to visit.

Miss Cathy V Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Tour guide was friendly and informative, and had a great knowledge of the area. A wonderful way to explore Fremantle - I'd highly recommend it

Megan S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

It was a great overview of Fremantle and its history.

Greg B

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

excellent guide new her stuff and took her time didnt rush through the walk

Anne B

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

My American visitor found this very interesting. Being in a small group was ideal as we could always hear the guide's commentary.

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