Fremantle is a lively port city 30 minutes south-west of Perth in Western Australia where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean and has something for visitors of all ages any time of year. This pedestrian-friendly city with its unique winding streets offers you a glimpse of a colonial and Gold Rush past in balance with a modern city alive with charm and overflowing with creativity.

Known as Freo to the locals, enjoy great ocean and river beaches and spectacular sunsets. The bustling, centrally located cappuccino strip with al fresco dining and coffee round the clock makes Freo a social hub. Fremantle offers a lively and vibrant nightlife, with a great selection of pubs, clubs, dancing venues, restaurants, bars, late-night markets and cinemas.

30 minutes away is the capital city of Perth, an urban oasis among the vast nature of Western Australia. Art galleries, al fresco breweries, relaxed neighbourhoods and epic events all live in perfect harmony. With an abundance of sunshine and stunning sunsets, Perth is perfectly suited for exploring a city that is both modern and reclusive.

Visit Western Australia Maritime Museum, Fremantle Arts Centre and Aviation Heritage Museum. Soak up the sunlight at Scarborough Beach, Swanbourne Beach, Cottesloe Beach and Bathers Beach or take a relaxing stroll along Perth’s perfect coastlines.

Home to the adorable quokkas, explore Rottnest Island through stunning beaches such as Little Salmon Bay, Cathedral Rocks Viewing Platform and Pinky Beach. Hire a stand up paddle board, jet ski, or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, take a water bike across the Indian Ocean.

Visit the city’s surrounds at Araluen Botanic Park, Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Serpentine National Park for some wonderful waterfalls, relaxing bushwalking while embracing the vibrant wildlife. Perth is packed full of adventures you don’t want to miss.

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