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Much of Fremantle's economic success over the years can be attributed to the fact that it is the main port of Perth. That said, the city has other aspects including fine weather, superb landscapes and fascinating landmarks to attract a large number of tourists each year. This regular influx of local and international tourists has led to the increased need for accommodation. As a result, visitors these days can take their pick from various types of accommodation in Fremantle. From 5 star luxury accommodation to cheap hotels, every budget is catered for.

Best things to do in Fremantle

The best way to make the most of any trip and get the best value for money is by doing enough research and planning. By seeking out the best hotel deals online and listing all the sights you want to see, you can enjoy some great savings and set a realistic budget for your trip.

One of the main attractions in the area is the Fremantle Prison. Built in the 1850s, visitors can explore this prison by choosing their favourite tour. Options include Prison Day Tours, trips through the maze of tunnels below and even a rather spooky Torchlight Tour.

Another great way of exploring the early history of Fremantle is by visiting the Shipwreck Galleries. You can easily “lose” yourself here for an hour as you learn about such important incidents as the Batavia wreck. With this history in mind, take a walk along the local harbour and see just how much has changed over the years. Even if you aren't much of a history enthusiast, a walk along the wharf is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the sunset.

In terms of family entertainment, a day at one of the local beaches or places like Fremantle Esplanade park is always a great idea. Give the little ones a chance to run around and enjoy a bit of freedom while taking in your beautiful surroundings and fresh air.

The Skyview Observation Wheel is a popular activity for adults and children. It's one of the best ways to get a good view of your surroundings. However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, you can make your way to Monument Hill or the Roundhouse and enjoy the view for longer and for free. The Roundhouse is actually the oldest prison in the area. It's a rather small facility but steeped in history and the panoramic views make it even more worthwhile visiting.

Shopping, nightlife and other activities

If you fancy doing some shopping while you're on holiday, then you simply have to visit the Fremantle Markets. These markets are not only popular among visitors but you'll find plenty of locals doing their shopping here too! You know the shopping is good and the prices are right when the locals frequent such places regularly.

If you are looking for fun and entertainment that will keep you out of your hotel room in the evening and possibly into the early hours of the morning, then you will find several restaurants, bars and lounges to relax, enjoy a drink and possibly meet some of the locals. Fremantle's residents are known for being friendly and you can usually ask them for suggestions about where to eat and what to see.

Fremantle offers all sorts of professional guided tours. From diving excursions below the breaking waves to walking tours to the best landmarks in town. It would be a good idea to research the local tour companies while planning your holiday in Fremantle. Check for the best prices, value for money and, once you arrive at the place you will be staying, you can always ask the staff for their recommendations. The Visitors Centre should also be able to provide you with even more information once you arrive.