Convicts & Colonials Walking Tour of Fremantle

Perth  >  Urban Culture

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.  

Relax for lunch (included) at a funky locally owned venue at the midway point of the tour and then continue on to tour and discover the history of Fremantle Prison from its construction in the 1850s until the end of the convict era in 1886. 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 its amazing sites, of which there are many, if you hadn't guessed!

Tour highlights:
  • Fremantle Prison
  • Fremantle Boat Harbour
  • Lunch at a local cafe
  • Walk through historical streets home to Art Gallery's, antique shops & pubs
  • Kidogo Art House
  • The Roadhouse (oldest building in WA)
Tour Departs:

11:00am Daily

Duration: 4 Hours

Departure Location:

Fremantle Visitor Centre (Kings Squre, High Street)

NOTE: This tour ends at