Crimes of Fremantle Walking Tour

per person$45.00

Fremantle is a beautifully preserved maritime town that hides a chequered history behind the facades. Crimes of Fremantle Walking Tour explores the dark events that have taken place since colonial times, from riots and theft to murders and mutinies.

Meet your guide at the Fremantle Train Station and begin your journey through the dark underbelly of the port to see the locations and hear the tales of some horrific examples of humans at their worst. The material has been thoroughly researched and is delivered with sensitivity.

Exploring the streets of Fremantle, your guide will take you to visit some landmark locations including the site of the shortest mutiny in Australian history and the site of the Battle of the Barricades, which became known as “Westralia’s Eureka”. The The Riot Act was read and bayonets were deployed when 4000 Union supported clashed with Police collided over a barricade of the port. If you have a fascination for dark history, then this tour is for you.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hrs and covers some sensitive topics (including crimes committed against children) and therefore discretion is called for with regards to younger ears. It concludes at the National Hotel, which is also the site of a series of sad events which lead to the death of returned soldiers who had survived the battlefield, only to be killed in a bar room brawl. Sit on the balcony of the stunningly beautiful National Hotel and enjoy a complimentary drink, while reflecting and discussing the tour content with your guide and other participants.

Start: 4pm @ Fremantle Train Station
End: 6pm @ National Hotel

  • Duration
    2 hr
  • Tour Type
    History
  • Activity Level
    Leisurely
  • Group Size
    12
All about the Crimes of Fremantle Walking Tour.

Fremantle is a beautifully preserved maritime town that hides a chequered history behind the facades. Crimes of Fremantle Walking Tour explores the dark events that have taken place since colonial times from riots and theft to murders and mutinies.

Meet your guide at the Fremantle Train Station and begin your journey through the dark underbelly of the port to see the locations and hear the tales of some horrific examples of humans at their worst. The material has been thoroughly researched and is delivered with sensitivity.

Exploring the streets of Fremantle, your guide will take you to visit some landmark locations including the site of the shortest mutiny in Australian history and the site of the Battle of the Barricades, which became known as “Westralia’s Eureka”. In literature, the reading of The Riot Act and bayonets were deployed when 4000 Union supported clashed with Police collided over a barricade of the port. If you have a fascination for dark history, then this tour is for you.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hrs and covers some sensitive topics (including crimes committed against children) and therefore discretion is called for with regards to younger ears. It concludes at the National Hotel, which is also the site of a series of sad events which lead to the death of returned soldiers who had survived the battlefield, only to be killed in a bar room brawl. Sit on the balcony of the stunningly beautiful National Hotel and enjoy the complimentary drink, while reflecting and discussing the tour content with your guide and other participants.

Start: 4pm @ Fremantle Train Station
End: 6pm @ National Hotel

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 hr guided walking tour
  • Professional local host
  • Beer/wine/soft drink
  • Local history / fun stories
  • Local tips
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off: Group bookings only by request
  • Bottled water
  1. Start 10:00am

    Fremantle Town Hall – Kings Square, High Street, Fremantle

     

  2. End 12:00pm

    The National Hotel. Cnr High St and Market St, Fremantle

National Hotel, Cnr High St and Market St, fremantle