Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Fremantle, Australia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 57 m
Descend 36 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: St Patrick's Basilica

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St Patrick's Basilica

Basilica of St Patrick is a Roman Catholic church located on Adelaide Street in Fremantle, Western Australia. It is one of five churches in Australia with minor basilica status.

Wikipedia: St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle (EN)

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

531 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: 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

900 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: Fremantle War Memorial

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Fremantle War Memorial Flickr user PascalSubtil / CC BY 2.0

The Fremantle War Memorial is a war memorial located on Monument Hill, an 11-acre (4.45-hectare) public reserve and hill in Fremantle, Western Australia. The memorial itself comprises a large obelisk, the Fallen Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial, surrounded by eight smaller memorials. The site, located on High Street near the centre of Fremantle, overlooks Fremantle Harbour, and was established by the Fremantle Town Council in 1928 to commemorate the losses of the First World War, having been used as a public reserve since the early 19th century.

Wikipedia: Fremantle War Memorial (EN)


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