6160. Probably the best Postcode in Australia!
Beverly Hills, you can keep your long-winded 90210.
If you want the lowdown on the best things to do in Fremantle during your stay (including sampling some of Australia’s best craft beer), then stay tuned… and keep reading!
About Postcode: Fremantle 6160
Fremantle was named as the world’s 7th best travel destination in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ of 2016, and a must for any traveler visiting WA.
The city has a stunning position on Western Australia’s sunset coast, an easy 20-minute journey by train or car from Perth CBD.
Fremantle was once the epicentre of the 1800s Gold Rush, and has since become a hub for all things creative, unique, hippy, and hipster.
Best activities in the Fremantle Postcode 6160
Here’s our list of the best things to see and do in the city of Freo!
Getting lost is one of the best ways to experience the city. Instagram-worthy murals can be found around nearly every corner – from big to small, colourful to grim, political to frivolous.
It’s all here!
If you want to plan ahead, check out this map of the best street art in Freo.
A maximum-security jail from 1852 until 1991, Fremantle Prison is now open to the public as a historic monument offering tours during the day and after-dark.
Fremantle prison is classed as a World Heritage Site and is considered one of Australia’s most fascinating cultural attractions.
The prison illustrates a system of punishment that’s uncomfortably recent!
If you’re into spooky stuff, the torchlit night tour of the prison is to die for – highly recommended! 👻
Quirky shopping in Fremantle
The Fremantle Market comes to life every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, but the local area is also home to an incredible mix of independent boutique retailers open most days.
Our favourites include The Artisan Store, South of the Border, Common Ground Collective, and the Chart & Map Shop (a treasure trove for those with wanderlust!).
Outside Fremantle Market you’ll often find a fascinating range of street performers. Make sure you hang around and check them out!
Of all Fremantle’s galleries, Kidogo Arthouse is one of our top picks. Housed in a beautiful, heritage-listed building by the ocean, it’s worth a visit just to see the limestone construction (originally a kerosene store!).
Venture inside, and you’ll be impressed by ever-changing exhibitions from international & local artists. Pop into the gift store for a unique souvenir to take home.
Another great art gallery (and fabulous coffee shop to boot) is Moore & Moore on Henry Street. You’ll often find unusual exhibitions from local artists and photographers.
Fremantle Craft Beer & Breweries
After a busy day of exploring, there’s no place better activity than savouring a craft beer from one of the excellent Fremantle microbreweries.
Gage Roads just opened their new venue which has a great view of the inner harbour, right by the water not far from the quirky B Shed markets.
Little Creatures is one of the most popular spots, being one of Australia’s leading microbreweries. You’ll find Little Creatures beers in many venues across Perth, and Australia as a whole. The name is synonymous with Fremantle.
In the town, opposite Freo markets, you’ll find the Sail & Anchor as the original craft brew place opened by Matilda Bay (Redback). They have a great range of WA micro brews, and the balcony has a fantastic view of the street performers outside the markets.
A newer addition to Fremantle’s microbrewery scene is Running With Thieves. It’s a bit of a walk to South Fremantle (Postcode 6162), but it’s well worth it, and make sure you check out the quirky furniture store East West Design while you’re there!
Even in wintertime, any of Fremantle’s craft beer venues will offer you some of the best beers in the world combined with wonderful food.
If you want a whole load of recommendations for the best bars in Fremantle then here you go.
If you have any suggestions on great things to do in Fremantle, then let us (and others) know in the comments!
Postcode: Fremantle – written by Kelly D.
Photo courtesy of Fremantle based street photographer mr.28mm.