Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Fremantle, Australia

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Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 3.5 km
Ascend 48 m
Descend 61 m

Experience Fremantle in Australia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in FremantleIndividual Sights in Fremantle

Sight 1: Fremantle Prison

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Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle, Western Australia. The site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. It was initially used for convicts transported from Britain, but was transferred to the colonial government in 1886 for use for locally-sentenced prisoners. Royal Commissions were held in 1898 and 1911, and instigated some reform to the prison system, but significant changes did not begin until the 1960s. The government department in charge of the prison underwent several reorganisations in the 1970s and 1980s, but the culture of Fremantle Prison was resistant to change. Growing prisoner discontent culminated in a 1988 riot with guards taken hostage, and a fire that caused $1.8 million worth of damage. The prison closed in 1991, replaced by the new maximum-security Casuarina Prison.

Wikipedia: Fremantle Prison (EN), Website

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Victoria Pavilion

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Victoria Pavilion is a historic grandstand located on the western side of Fremantle Oval, in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Wikipedia: Victoria Pavilion (Fremantle) (EN)

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Fremantle Court House and Police Station Complex

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The Old Fremantle Police Station and Court House Complex is a heritage-listed group of buildings located at 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle, Western Australia. The complex includes the former courthouse, police station, police barracks and lock-up and artillery drill hall.

Wikipedia: Fremantle Police Station complex (EN)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Victoria Hall

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Victoria Hall located on High Street, Fremantle designed by Talbot Hobbs was built between 1896 and 1897 as St John's Parish Hall, and renamed for the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It was opened by Governor Smith and his wife on 28 September 1897.

Wikipedia: Victoria Hall (Fremantle) (EN)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Saint John's Anglican Church

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Saint John's Anglican Church Marlene Oostryck (Wiki Takes Fremantle participant) / CC BY 3.0

St John's Anglican Church also known as St John the Evangelist Church, is the historic Anglican parish church of Fremantle, Western Australia. The first Georgian-style church close to the present site was opened in 1843, and then replaced with a larger Gothic building nearby in 1882. The older building was demolished, which allowed Fremantle Town Hall to be built and for the High Street to be extended, giving the Kings Square its current shape.

Wikipedia: St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle (EN), Website

454 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

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The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is located at 1–9 Short Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, in Pioneer Park, opposite the Fremantle railway station.

Wikipedia: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (EN)

261 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Fremantle Customs House

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Customs House and former Falk & Company Warehouse is an historic three-storey brick building located in Fremantle, Western Australia. The building has a number of prominent ornate façades on Phillimore Street between Henry and Pakenham Streets. It houses the Fremantle regional office of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Centrelink, and a number of other Australian Government offices.

Wikipedia: Falk & Company Warehouse (EN)

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Adelaide Steamship House

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The Adelaide Steamship House is located at 10-12 Mouat Street, Fremantle. Built in 1900, the building was designed by Fremantle-based architectural firm Charles Oldham and Herbert Eales and was constructed by C. Coghill. The building takes its name from the original owners of the building, the Adelaide Steamship Company, who provided sea passenger and freight services around Australia.

Wikipedia: Adelaide Steamship House (EN)

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Strelitz Buildings

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The Strelitz Buildings, located at 30 Mouat Street, Fremantle, were built in 1897 for Paul and Richard Strelitz. In October 1994, the buildings were permanently listed on the Western Australian State Heritage Register.

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459 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: The Esplanade

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The Esplanade Marlene Oostryck (Wiki Takes Fremantle participant) / CC BY 3.0

Esplanade Park is a public reserve in Fremantle, Western Australia. Situated on Marine Terrace and opposite the Esplanade Hotel, the reserve features about 100 mature Norfolk Island pines and the Explorers' Monument.

Wikipedia: Esplanade Park, Fremantle (EN)

398 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Old Kerosene Store

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The Old Kerosene Store is located at Bathers Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia, adjacent to the ruins of the original Fremantle Long Jetty. It is a single-storey limestone building and forms part of the historic Arthur Head Reserve precinct.

Wikipedia: Old Kerosene Store (EN)

586 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: E Shed Markets

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E Shed Markets is a weekend market located on Victoria Quay in the Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia. It is housed in a historic timber building known as "E" Shed that was constructed in 1929 further up the quay and closer to the wharf. The building is one of a number of sheds that had varying names and locations in the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: E Shed Markets (EN)

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