Fremantle Port

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 |
Fremantle is a port city 30 minutes from the larger Perth, and is where cruise ships to the area dock. From Fremantle's Passenger Terminal, you can visit Fremantle, Perth and experience a bit of Australia's west coast. Perth is the largest city in western Australia and is very remote relative to other cities of it's size, with the largest nearby city being Adelaide, over 2000 km away.

The Queen Mary 2 docked at Fremantle
by Leo Zaza Flickr Creative Commons

The cruise terminal in Fremantle is directly in the CBD, meaning it is easy to get buses, trains and ferries, and there is a free Perth-Fremantle bus. Fremantle is definitely worth some of your time, and if you have only a few hours why not spend it there rather than travel further afield? The port city is known for it's arty and eclectic atmosphere and residents, and is easy to explore by foot, so try bit of strolling and people-watching! It's Cappucino Strip is full of restaurants and cafes where you can watch the world go by.

If you would like to make the short trip into Perth, you won't be disappointed. Sunny and cheerful, Perth is a relaxed city as befits it's location on the west coast. Cottesloe Beach is a favourite place to visit for sand and sea, as is Rottnest island, a short ferry trip from the city. If you have kids to entertain, there is Perth Zoo and Adventure World, a fun park with 30 different rides.


Perth
by Percita Flickr Creative Commons

If you would like to escape the city for a bit and see some of the western Australia landscape, Perth is surrounded by National Parks. Day trips can include Serpentine National Park, an hour from Perth and less from Fremantle, a beautiful park with waterfalls and bushwalking trails. There is also Walyunga National Park to the north of Perth, encompassing a section of the Swan River Valley and popular for white-water canoeing, bush walking and bird watching.



For more information about the Port of Fremantle, click here.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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