The go-to place for fresh produce, local purveyors, hawker-style food, gifts and knick knacks, the Freo markets are as popular for locals as for tourists. Grab a coffee and a slice of the other-worldly honey cake, browse the myriad stalls, watch a street performance, and listen to the buskers.
For dress ups and costumes – south terrace laneways have quirky costume shops and boutiques (with the fairy shop being a favourite with kids).
Housed in an award-winning building that straddles the cruise harbour on Victoria Quay, the WA Maritime Museum offers a one-stop, interactive tour of the state’s fishing, wartime and yachting history. Check with the Fremantle Port Authority for any upcoming public tours of visiting warships and liners.
Fremantle Prison is the top must see sites when in Fremantle. The prison, built by the convicts in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating maximum security prison in 1991, is the only World Heritage-listed building in Western Australia, and one of 11 historical sites around the nation which form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.