Scoot Freo offers both Scooter and Scoot Car Hire so you can discover Fremantle and the surrounding areas at your own leisure as well as offering tours of the Perth Coastline.
You can also join one of our 4 hour tours which travel up the coast from Fremantle to Hillarys, If you join our Sunset Tour you can experience the sun setting behind the Ocean which makes for some beautiful photos!
Our scoot cars are two seaters and travel at 40kms and road legal or if you would prefer you can hire one of our Scooters (Single and double scooters are available). We hire: hourly, daily, over night, weekly & monthly.
We can even organise group hire for that special occasion or work function!
The 1850s convict-built Commissariat (government stores) building in the historic maritime precinct in Cliff Street, Fremantle, is a world-renowned centre for maritime archaeology exploration, research and painstaking conservation of the shipwreck relics. The Shipwreck Galleries feature displays on early exploration and shipwrecks along our treacherous coastline from as early as the 17th century. A highlight is the reconstructed stern of the Dutch ship Batavia wrecked in 1629.
Costs: Entry to the Shipwreck Galleries is by donation. Free guided tours of the Shipwreck Galleries, with tales of exploration, shipwreck, mutiny and murder, take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm (please confirm at reception).
Opening Times: Open Daily 9.30am –5.00pm - Open Anzac Day 1.00-5.00. (No longer Closed on Wednesdays as of 20/10/10)
Closed - Christmas Day , Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday,
The main collection of the Western Australian Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay in Fremantle, and contains galleries with themes such as the Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade, naval defence, and the successful America's Cup yacht Australia II.
Rockingham Wild Encounters & Penguin Island is now closed for the winter offseason as of 8th June 2011. Ferry and cruises will resume from 15th September 2011
Shoalwater Safari Cruise- see dolphins, penguins & sea lions (90 minute cruise + free time to enjoy Penguin Island) Enjoy an exhilarating 90 minute combination of adventure style cruising and wildlife viewing which begins with meeting Rockingham's famous wild dolphins! The marine park is home to Logo, Boomerang, Blizzard and over 200 other local dolphins that we have come to know as friends. You may see mothers looking after new born calves, learn how they use stingrays to catch their dinner or watch the boys showing off to impress the ladies. After enjoying some quality time with the dolphins, our cruise returns through Shoalwater Bay for a close up look at the islands and to take advantage of the best wildlife viewing opportunities of the day. Highlights include visiting the sea lions at Seal Island, the ospreys nest on Gull Rock and the pelican rookery on Penguin Island plus regular sightings of over 16 species of other sea birds. Cruise concludes on Penguin Island and includes your entry to the penguin feeding at the Discovery Centre.
Looking for some adventure with your cruise? The exhilarating ride onboard our 12.5 metre RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) is unlike your standard boat cruise. Known as the four wheel drives of the sea, RHIBS are unmatched in terms of manoeuvrability, speed, safety and comfort. Tiered, open air seating gives each passenger an excellent all round view while the open sided design ensures a direct connection with the environment so, rather than watching from behind a window, you are right in the adventure- seeing the wildlife up close, feeling every thrill and experiencing the beauty of the marine park first hand.
A Super Roo Eco Adventure Tours is a small Independant locally owned Eco Interactive Tour and Charter Company which we conduct Day Tours out of Fremantle & Perth, Western Australia (home of the 1987 defence of the Americas Cup)
Mike & Mark (owners of Super Roo Eco Fun Tours) are both born and bred West Australians who have a passion for their state, its great lifestyle and beautiful beaches. Both have travelled extensively overseas including destinations such as Africa, Borneo, Europe, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.
We also specialise in small vehicle charters around the city, to the Pinnacles, Wave Rock as well as the beautiful South West including Margaret River, Tree Top Walk, Albany and Esperence. All you need to do is tell us where you want to go and we will take you there.
Super Roo also has some great ideas for students with one to three day packages at very competitive rates. these include farm stays, camping trips and exciting activities around the city.
THE SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS EXPERIENCEThe adventure begins with cruising Rockingham's sheltered bays and islands in search of any over 200 local dolphins that your crew have come to know as friends. Before long the skipper spots the first group of the day "Found them". An excited buzz takes over the boat as the crew ensures you're fully prepared to enter the water. "Zip your wetsuits up, masks and snorkels on and make your way to the swim deck - it's time to get wet!" Sleek, silvery grey dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat and the skipper give the command everyone's been waiting for - "Go!" Suddenly, you are surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water is filled with whistles, splashes and laughter - both human and dolphin.
The Swim with Wild Dolphins tour is popular with people of all ages. You don't have to be a great swimmer to join in and no previous snorkeling experience is required- although it is helpful! Our crew conduct snorkelling lessons and have an excellent track record of helping nervous/ less experienced swimmers through the experience using aqua scooters to tow amongst the action.
The tour is not recommended for children 6 years or younger unless the child has previous ocean experience and the parent is confident in their ability. Tours depart daily from September 1st to June 6th. Closed June, July, and August for Winter and December 25th for Christmas.
The Army Museum is located in the historic Artillery Barracks in Fremantle. It is the longest continually occupied military establishment in Western Australia.
The WA Army museum has a series of galleries showcasing the entire Colonial and Post Federation periods including both World Wars through to through to Korea, Vietnam and more recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are many significant military heritage items on display, including a substantial collection of tanks and other armoured vehicles.
The museum also has the following services available to the public:
* Medal mounting service.
* Individual records research (particularly applicable to World War 1 and World War 2).
Adults: $10.00, Seniors/Children $7.00, Family Groups: $20.00
Guided tours can be arranged by appointment
Museum memberships are available
Wednesday through to Sunday 11am - 4pm
Our commitment is to provide you with a great day out that you will never forget.
We aim to provide a personalised, friendly service, all of our guides have first aid qualifications and carry first aid kits on all tours. We are licensed by the Department of Environment and Conservation
Sea kayak through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, get up close and personal with the Australian Sea Lions, cruise past colonies of Pelicans and check out the Fairy Penguins feeding. Take a guided walk to explore Penguin Island and enjoy snorkelling the limestone reefs full of marine life. Sometimes we see dolphins at play. Its a fun filled day out!
Frequently Asked Questions What is the minimum age?
Minimum age is 8 years old What if I can't swim?
Non-swimmers are welcome, life jackets are provided Are bookings essential?
Yes bookings are essential due to catering requirements. What if there is bad weather?
If we cancel due to bad weather, we will either re-schedule your tour or refund your full booking fee. Some booking agents may charge an administration fee, we do not.
Captain Cook Cruises (WA) offers visitors to Perth a wide selection of cruises on the picturesque and calm waters of the Swan River. Since 1980, over one million passengers have stepped on board and enjoyed our hospitality.
Dolphin Dive Fremantle is located right in the heart of Fremantle Australia, only 200m up from the train station on the famous cappuccino strip. We can arrange all your needs for Scuba Dive Courses, Diving Rottnest Island or Scuba Gear. We have two great charter boats that leave from the Fremantle Port right on our door step, so a Scuba Dive out to Rottnest Island is as easy as can be. Our great staff are very keen to help in any way & with great selections of Dive sites, you will be amazed at the fantastic caves of Rottnest Island.
So when you are thinking of awesome Perth Dive sites in Australia, or the best location for a Perth Scuba course, Fremantle is the easiest location on the map. There are pub's, clubs & varieties of accommodation to suit all budgets too. The feel of the Fremantle Port is alive, so come down to Dolphin Dive Fremantle, for the best experience that Perth Scuba Diving & Australia can offer, & Scuba Dive your Heart out.
Carnac and Rottnest Island
Carnac Island and Rottnest island are Perth's shining jewels, providing world-class diving sites only 30 minutes away by boat for Carnac and 50 minutes for Rottnest. There superb reputation for diving comes from a number of different factors; from the crystal clear waters with an average visibility of 15 m and beyond, the limestone reef with exciting swim-throughs and caverns, the bright and colourful sponges, the diverse range of marine life which includes tropical species from the North and temperate animals from the South. All this diversity is protected from fishing by specially marked sanctuary areas.
We visit Carnac every Thursdays and Sundays and Rottnest on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for diving and snorkelling tours. We meet at Fremantle fishing boat harbour around 8am and we cruise over to the first site for a dive or a swim.
Once everyone has fully explored the site we take the boat into a quiet, calm bay for a free lunch on board. While we're cooking you might want to take advantage of the shallow waters to go get up close and personal with all sorts of schooling fish and rays. You might even come across a pod of playful dolphins and seals who often come around to say "hi!"
After lunch we move the boat to a new dive site and have the last dive or swim of the day. Once everyone has been checked off after their dive we head back to Fremantle while indulging in a light afternoon tea.
Complimentary tea, coffee, water are available throughout the day and we serve a dish of fresh fruit after the first dive.
Quality award-winning handmade truffles, pralines and specialty chocolates for sale in the Port City of Fremantle.
Fremantle Chocolate brings to your the fine craft of chocolate making.
Their truffles and pralines come with an array of centres leaving your taste buds with a smooth, rich sensation ... tantalising to the palate.
They offer a collection of speciality confectionery delights to moisten the pallet of the enlightened connoisseur, with fudge in many mouth-watering flavours, as well as deliciously smooth chocolate products.
We guarantee you will love the scrumptious fresh taste of all their fine products.
The complete chocolate experience!
Try the range of Margaret River fudges and sauces plus other products from Margaret River producers.
They make over 300 chocolate products for you to enjoy. You can buy chocolate bars, chocolate novelties, chocolate truffles & pralines, chocolate biscuits, chocolate enrobed specialties, fudge & much more!
Join us every Friday night as we take a torchlight tour of Fremantles oldest buildings and cemeteries. With the trams seating converted to dining car style we visit:
* Fremantle Prison
* The Roundhouse
* Fremantle Arts Centre
With other stops and surprises along the way your driver will entertain you with the historic background of the buildings and tales of some of Fremantles earliest residents, some of who may choose to put in an appearance!
At each stop we take a torchlight walking tour of the grounds
Included in your evening is a Cicerellos fish 'n' chip supperand soft drinks served at your table.
The tram departs from the Town Hall Stop at 6:45 and returns at about 10:30.
Please note there are NO departures on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve, Instead they will be travelling on 23rd & 30th December
There are approximately 250 different Aboriginal language groups with up to 700 different dialects across Australia. The Nyoongar people live in the South West of Western Australia. The Nyoongar consisted of 14 different tribal groups sharing one language, but a different dialect for each group. Our local people are the ?Wadjuk?
who roamed a 50km radius around Perth. Wadjuk means ?The guardians of the link between the land and the sea?, this link being the beautiful Swan River.
Once a year the Wadjuk would travel along the waterway we know as Derbal Yarrigan (Swan River) and meet at Walyalup (Fremantle) to celebrate the country and waterway they cared for. The Wadjuk had plenty of bush tucker to eat, many stories to tell and a dreaming that still continues
today. Indigenous Tours WA has created a range of surprising and accessible
tours that not only showcases some of Perth?s premium tourist locations, including Fremantle and Perth, but offer a unique glimpse into the fascinating and ancient world of the first Australians.
Monday to Thursday 5:45am to 8:30pm
Friday 5:45am to 8:00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 7:00am to 5:00pm
(1st of November to 31st of March)
Monday to Friday 5:45am to 8:00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 7:00am to 7:00pm
(1st of April to 31st of October)
Monday to Friday 5:45am to 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday/ Public Holidays 8:00am to 5:00pm
(1st of November to 31st of March)
Monday to Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays 8:00am to 6:30pm
(1st of April to 31st of October)
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fremantle Leisure Centre is CLOSED on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Fremantle Prison, originally known as The Convict Establishment, is one of Western Australia's premier heritage sites.
In August 2010 Fremantle Prison became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list.
Featuring the tallest and largest cell range, it is last and most intact convict establishment in Australia, having been used continuously as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years.
Decommissioned as an operating maximum-security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its thick limestone walls, solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.
It is now open to the public seven days a week as an award winning tourist and heritage site suitable for all ages and nationalities. Centrally located, it is two minutes walk from the well known Fremantle Markets and cappuccino strip.
The Prison is rich in folklore and stories of those who have gone before. The Prison's experienced tour guides take visitors on a journey of daring escapes and colourful characters that feature in tales laced with prison humour. Tours are conducted daily.
For a completely different perspective, experience the prison by night on an eerie tour by Torchlight each Wednesday and Friday night. These popular tours offer a few surprises along the way to add to the atmosphere and are not for the faint-hearted!
Or for an extreme heritage adventure join us as we explore the labyrinth of tunnles located 20 metres beneath Fremantle Prison. Tunnels Tour participants must be over the age of 12.
The Prison also offers an interactive visitor centre, Prison Gallery, Convict Cafe and Gift Shop.
Parking and bathroom facilities are available for people with disabilities. As not all areas of the Prison are accessible by wheelchairs, discouted rates are offered to people with mobility disabilities. Free entry for carers.
Open to the public 7 days a week from 10.00am until 5.00pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Bookings are essential for the Torchlight Tours and Tunnel Tours.
Fremantle Public Golf Course is a well-established golf course.
Only 9 holes, but a tricky test of golf.
Narrow fairways, small greens.
Depending on whether the Freo Doctor is blowing, this Par 34 layout can be your best friend or your worst enemy. But it's always interesting.
Located in Montreal Street, just off High Street, just 2 minutes from downtown Fremantle.
The Fremantle golf course and driving range are open from dawn to dusk everyday (except Christmas Day)
Our prices are very reasonable & hire equipment is available, including clubs and motorised carts. View our website for more information.
Shirt with sleeves, covered shoes- No thongs and no singlets.
On site we have a lovely little café with a gorgeous outlook. Fremantle's best kept secret.
Relax in the outdoor area and enjoy the wildlife whilst watching the golfers tee off the first hole.
The Cafe is open all day every day. If it's light then we are open.
The service is fast and friendly, Very reasonable prices & ample parking.
Everyone is welcome, not just golfers.
The café serves snacks, light lunches, cold drinks, confectionary, coffee and tea.
The Fremantle golf course is a family run business. Children are welcome to play, and can even enjoy private or group tuition.
A Junior Golf Academy is also available for the up and coming golf enthusiasts.
We welcome and encourage family golf.
Heliwest is Western Australias premier Helicopter Operations and Tour company. Providing services from 5 to 30 minute scenic joy flights over Perth City, Fremantle and Perths magnificent beaches. We offer Helicopter flights anywhere in Western Australia covering all charter operations including aerial photography and filming. Heliwest are also a trusted supplier of government agencies. Have a fly around our site, we trust you will enjoy your tour.
EARLY HISTORY -
Buckland Hill, named by Captain Stirling after James Buckland, FRS, a reader in Geology at Oxford University and later Dean of Westminster, is the last remaining peak of seven hills in the area. It is one of the highest points in the Perth Metropolitan area. The area around Buckland Hill was extensively quarried in the early days of colonisation for building limestone.
The Leighton Battery Heritage Site is in fact just west of the feature. It is thought that Willem de Vlaming, the early Dutch navigator landed close by this feature in 1697 and climbed the hill to ascertain what lay beyond it and in doing so noted the Swan River, which he named.
RECENT HISTORY -
The military involvement came about in the early 1900s when defence facilities were built at North Fremantle and on the south side of the harbour at Arthur Head. Buckland Hill made a first class observation point for the gun batteries. During the Great War, the Battery Observation Post also served as the Port War Signal Station, a naval facility used to signal vessels leaving and entering Gage Roads
During the years immediately prior to World War Two, industrial development in the port area masked some of the zones of fire covered by the forts. Consideration was given to relocating Fort Forrest to Buckland Hill. At that time the terminals for the overseas telegraphic cables ended just below on the beach at Leighton. There was concern that concussion from the gunfire would interfere with the delicate instruments located in the cable station and consequently the guns were emplaced at Swanbourne. An observation post still remained to assist Fort Arthur Head and the new Fort Swanbourne. In 1942, due to enemy activities, the cable station was closed for the duration of the war. Towards the end of 1942 authority had been given to relocate the Fort Arthur Head guns to Leighton where their prime task of "Examination Battery" could be fulfilled more satisfactorily. The guns were then emplaced on temporary mountings as it was already planned to equip the site with more modem weapons as soon as they became available from the United Kingdom. In the meantime over 300 metres of tunnels were excavated in places up to 10 metres below ground in which magazines for the storage of ammunition, communications, gun crew rest areas and observation posts were constructed. The Battery Commander was a mining engineer who used his knowledge to develop the complex.
Opening Times: Every Sunday from 10.00am- 3.00pm. Tours depart every half hour. Duration approximately 1 hour. Please note that the underground tunnels are accessed by 38 entry steps and 42 exit steps.
Costs: Adults $7.00 and Children $2.00.
With effect from 1 January 2007
No Concessions and we can not accept Credit Cards.
Explore the virtual tour at www.artillerywa.org.au. Postal Address:- PO Box 881 Claremont, WA. 6910
Lolly is a unique business that combines the best of quality and tradition, with
highly modern and creative skills to produce a vast range of hand made treats.
Drop in and say hello and have a look at our creative candy sculptures. Take in the the beautiful aromas of the all the flavours
We have over 40 different flavours available, and a range of all natural lollies made with natural flavours and without colours.
Great gift ideas: Freo Rock, Perth Rock, Koala Droppings, Lemon Myrtle.
The art of candy making is around 200 years old dating back to the Scandinavian Vikings who used honey from wild bees to make a drink called Mead that eventually derived into a hard candy.
The trade was popularised in the 1800's by a small group of candy makers in Denmark and Germany.
Lolly WA continues the tradition from its factory and shop in Fremantle, Western Australia. Master confectioners combine the best in quality and tradition using only natural products to produce a range of hand-made sweets in a variety of over 30 mouth-watering flavours.
Personalised candy has become one of Lolly WA's fastest growing products. Custom made candy with embedded pictures or words are proving popular at weddings, socials and corporate events.
Adam Monk is firmly established as one of Australia's most inspired landscape photographers. His work hangs in homes and offices all over the world and he has won numerous awards for his stunning landscape photography.
A breath-taking limited edition canvas for your feature wall, a wedding or birthday gift or a photographic print as souvenir from your visit to Western Australia, Monk Art Photography has the perfect solution for you.
Monk Art Photography also runs courses, workshops and tours based in beautiful locations in Western Australia and around the world. The courses are social and friendly, giving like-minded people the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on photography.
Our three hour sails are open to all members of the public and offer guests the choice of sitting back, relaxing and watching the stunning Perth coastline slip
by or joining in sailing activities such as setting sails, climbing the bow sprit or going on a ship tour. You may be lucky enough to spot some whales and dolphins out at sea and if you are over the age of 14, you might even be invited to climb our main mast!
The sail includes a light meal with tea and coffee, served while our expert crew takes care of the hard work.
These sails are a great day out for the whole family and suitable for all ages.
Our sails run from November until late April, and a full list of times and dates can be found in the Fremantle Visitor Centre or online at http://www.sailleeuwin.com/content/short-sail
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not for profit organisation.
The Roundhouse : The Round House stands at the Western end of High Street on Arthur Head, a high promontory overlooking Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean. The twelve-sided building was purpose-built as a gaol in 1831 to house locals who broke the law.
The Whalers Tunnel :The tunnel below the Round House was built by the Fremantle Whaling Company in 1837 to allow the company easy access between Fremantle town and Bathers Beach.
The Signal Station : From 1900 a dropping time ball and sound signal were used each day at 1pm to signal the correct time to navigators on ships entering Fremantle Harbour. This procedure was discontinued in 1937. Since 1998 the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides have re-enacted the ceremony every day. A member of the public may be invited to be the Honorary Gunnery Officer to fire the sound signal (a cannon on loan from the Fremantle Football Club, the "Dockers").
The Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides : A group of volunteer guides is on duty at the site every day from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Apart from interpreting the history of the site, various flags are flown on the signal station and the National Flag of visiting ships is hoisted to the masthead as a courtesy to the vessels as they enter the Port of Fremantle.
Cost : Entry is by gold coin donation.
Opening Times : 10:30am - 3.30pm Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day