Fremantle Convicts & Colonials (2hr tour)

per person$50.00

Fremantle is Perth’s hip and historical cousin, just 25 minutes from the city. The streets are lined with heritage buildings and filled with boutiques, cafés and local products.

Discover the factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories….Fremantle is Perth’s hip and historical cousin, just 25 minutes from the city. The streets are lined with beautiful heritage buildings and filled with boutique shops, cafés and local products.

Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route, discovering factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories, all as you wander Freo’s vibrant cappuccino strip, boat harbours, narrow West End streets and see the landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage Fremantle Prison and the Roundhouse.

Fremantle, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming town, which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history.You’ll hear of local tales, such as Irish prisoners escaping, comical British bushrangers, and the shameful expulsion of Indigenous peoples to Rottnest Island. Package includes a tour of one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. The locals here were as hard as nails; salty sea dogs who rubbed shoulders with newly arrived immigrants to create a town full of characters – some of who’s stories you’ll be amazed to hear about from your local guide!

Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported from Great Britain and Ireland, how they built their own prison and helped shape the future of Western Australia. There is no better way to explore Freo than with a local guide to share all its fascinating stories and visit the amazing sites, of which there are many, if you hadn’t guessed!

  • Duration
    2 hr
  • Tour Type
    Family, History
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Group Size
    12
All about the Fremantle Convicts & Colonials (2hr tour).

Discover the factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories….Fremantle is Perth’s hip and historical cousin, just 25 minutes from the city. The streets are lined with beautiful heritage buildings and filled with boutique shops, cafés and local products.

Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route, discovering factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories, all as you wander Freo’s vibrant cappuccino strip, boat harbours, narrow West End streets and see the landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage Fremantle Prison and the Roundhouse.

Fremantle, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming town, which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history.You’ll hear of local tales, such as Irish prisoners escaping, comical British bushrangers, and the shameful expulsion of Indigenous peoples to Rottnest Island. Package includes a tour of one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. The locals here were as hard as nails; salty sea dogs who rubbed shoulders with newly arrived immigrants to create a town full of characters – some of who’s stories you’ll be amazed to hear about from your local guide!

Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported from Great Britain and Ireland, how they built their own prison and helped shape the future of Western Australia. There is no better way to explore Freo than with a local guide to share all its fascinating stories and visit the amazing sites, of which there are many, if you hadn’t guessed!

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
  • Entry to Roundhouse
  • 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 11:00am

    Fremantle Visitor Information Centre – Kings Square

     

  2. End 1:00pm

    Fremantle Prison, 1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Fremantle Town Hall. Kings Square. High Street, Fremantle

Fremantle Prison