The city of Fremantle was discovered by Captain Fremantle in 1829 when his ship, HMS Challenger appeared on the coasts of the city. The city is even named after this great explorer and navigator. Fremantle was used as a port for commercial shipping and it still acts as the chief port of Western Australia. During the Second World War, Fremantle acted as the second largest base of the Allied Powers. The city has developed considerably since the Second World War and has become a major tourist destination.
Fremantle has a temperate type of climate with warm summers and cool, wetty winters. During summers the temperatures soar up to 27ºC and in winters it drops down to 11ºC. The wettest month is June with an average rainfall of 165mm. The city of Fremantle is greatly affected by coastal influences which bring cool airs causing a drop in temperatures, specially the Fremantle Doctor breeze which is a cold wind.
Fremantle is completely dependent on boats, yachts and cruisers which are stationed in Challenger, Success Boat and Fishing Boat harbours. Much of the transportation in Fremantle is dependent on the different means of water transport. Roads are also quite well-developed in Fremantle and connect the city to major Australian towns.
Fremantle has a thriving cultural scenario which is aptly depicted in the museums and art galleries of the city. Fremantle has many galleries like Boodja Aboriginal Art and Craft, Fremantle Aboriginal Heritage trail, Fremantle Arts centre and Bellamys aboriginal Art Gallery where one can satisfy their cultural quest. Fremantle is very well-known for its vibrating night life and draws lots of crowd from all over the world. There are many pubs, bars and nightclubs in the city.
Fremantle has lots to offer to all tourists from different parts of the world. Some of the most popular destinations of Fremantle include:
- Victoria Quay
- Motor Museum
- Esplanade Park
- Cappucino Strip
- Fishing Boat Harbour
- Western Australia Maritime Museum
- The Old Fremantle Fire Station
- The Old Customs House
- The Round House
Fremantle also has immense options for all those shopaholics who can check out the E Shed markets, Fremantle markets, Didgeridoo Breath and Cake of Soap. These markets have exclusive shops for handicraft items and various utilities.
The Fremantle city is very popular for a wide variety of cuisines, specially Italian and Asian delicacies. Some of the renowned cafes and restaurants in Fremantle include--- Bengal Indian Restaurant, Café Falduzzi, Caesar’s Café, Essex Restaurant, Char Char Bull Prime Steak Restaurant, Frarri Café, Joe’s Fish Shack and Benny’s Bar & Café.
Fremantle is a popular destination site and has a variety of luxury as well as cheap accommodation facilities available in the city. Some of the popular hotels in Fremantle are:
- Esplanade Hotel
- Woodman Point Holiday Park
- Coogee Beach Holiday Park
- Seaview Tavern
- Tradewinds Hotel