"Home of the Fremantle Doctor" Fremantle by Alex-Perth
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No trip to Peth is complete without a visit to the bustling port city of Femantle. But there is more to do in Fremantle than hang out in the famous Cappuccino Strip or The Fishing Boat Harbour.
My favourite hang out on the Cappuccino Strip is Gino's for breakfast or coffee, you have to grab a table quick because they get snapped up.
While you sit under one of the bright coloured umbrellas be entertained by people watching as well as the assortment of motor vehicles and motorbikes that seems to add to the fascination of the strip.
Then make sure you visit a microbrewery. The Little Creatures Brewery which overlooks Fishing Boat Harbour is a great way to being with a cleansing ale or three. (We had a VT meet here for dswede)
Also along the strip you will find almost anything you like to eat, ranging from pizzas to hamburgers, fish & Chips, Gelati...
Fremantle has great shopping and the shops are open seven days a week. The Fremantle Markets are open Friday to Sunday and sell everything from Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, lollies, food, clothing, knick knaks and Antiques.
There is always a street performer near the main entrance between the markets and Sail & Anchor Hotel.
If you're interested in motor vehicles you can't go past the Motor Museum. located near the Maritime Museum, you can be fascinated with an assortment of historic racers, James Bond Aston Martins, motorbikes and a jeep from the Vietnam War.
At the Maritime Museum, some call it the upside down boat... You can marvel at the winged keel from the famous America's Cup winner Australia II, there is even a submarine you can go and check out.
If you are interested in more maritime history make your way to the Shipwreck Galleries on Cliff Street. The foremost maritime archaeology museum in the entire Southern Hemispher. Here you can read the story of Shipwrecks such as the Dutch ship Batavia, wrecked in 1629.
If you want to uncover Western Australia's convict past, head on down to Fremantle Prison on The Terrace. Open to the public 7 days a week from 10.00am until 5.00pm Fremantle Prison is one of Australia's most important convict sites. Still intact today, it was built by convicts, for convicts and continuously used as a prison until 1991.
The Prison has become a significant attraction since opening to the public in 1992. Visitors can choose to sample the Prison’s vivid cultural history with the interactive visitor centre.
Take a guided tour of the Prison during the day or for a different perspective a candlelight tour. Candlelight tours are available on Wednesday and Friday evenings and have a few surprises along the way to add to the atmosphere. So if you scare easily make sure you have someone you can hold on to!!!
The Prison is also popular with corporate and community groups that stage a wide range of events, from cocktail parties, fully catered dinners and jailhouse rock to exhibitions and conferences.
I even did my Art Class Diploma here on Tuesday nights.
For more convict history, visit the Round House at Arthur Head - an old stone building with eight cells and a jailers residence.
- Pros:Maritime History, Markets, Beer Drinking and Cafes
- Cons:Can be noisy with the procession of vehicles
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