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Fishing Boat Harbour Fremantle

Updated: Jan 1

Fishing Boat Harbour at Freo is not just about the fish and chips! The food might be the main reason you head there but don't forget to have a look around and enjoy the unique heritage the harbour has to offer. Enjoy a ride on the iconic Fremantle Tourist Wheel or wander through the Esplanade Park where you will find a Parkour course, skate park and a playground.

Continue towards the railway and make sure you pat Blondie the dog on your way across the tracks before posing for a photo with the giant Coast Guard statue outside Cicerello's! Take in the colourful art in the car park opposite the Shipwreck Museum before heading past Bella at the entrance to Bather's Beach and then heading back to the harbour and past Kailis.

From here head past the fishing boats but take care walking through the working harbour area.

Wander past the Fremantle Doctor sculpture and around the edge of the harbour to the end of Mews Road.

Wander along the boardwalk inside the breakwater at the front of the Be Apartments, then back along Mews Rd and out on to the northern breakwater. Along Mews Road and around the Harbour you will find bollards in tribute to the yachts that sailed here in the America's Cup Defence in 1987. An event which brought Fremantle back to life.

This time walk on the harbour side of the restaurants as you follow the boardwalk around to the statue of Bon Scott, the frontman for AC/DC and a former Fremantle boy, immortalised at the entrance to the harbour.

To The Fishermen - The Jetty acknowledges and pays homage to the perseverance and sheer hard work of the fishermen who began what is now a multi billion dollar industry - one that helped put Fremantle on the map! The names of 608 early migrant and pioneer fishermen are honoured on12 timber columns alongside two bronze sculptures of fishermen with their catch. This is well worth a closer look.

Beyond the jetty you can follow the boardwalk along the harbour's edge emerging at Little Creatures Brewery, another Fremantle icon, and a great place to finish up for a beverage, a meal or both. There is a sandpit area for kids to play while you enjoy the ambience.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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