This beautiful coastal port city bounded by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River is just 20 km from Perth. The City of Fremantle was established in 1829 as a port for the Swan River Colony and was the major city in Western Australia for much of its early history.
Fremantle’s unique character is captured by its landscape, its heritage architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village style atmosphere – making it a popular destination for local and international visitors.
A series of islands lie off the coast of Fremantle including the famous holiday island of Rottnest, Garden Island and Carnac Island. Rottnest Island is the only island that has a regular ferry service transporting visitors to and from Fremantle.
The enclosed and sheltered Fishing Boat Harbour and Success Harbour protect the city’s working and recreational fleets and are within walking distance of the city centre. The Fishing Boat Harbour precinct also features boardwalks, café’s restaurants and a brewery
Explore the iconic Fremantle Markets and then relax and enjoy some al fresco food and coffee on the Cappuccino Strip.
Explore Australia’s national centre for maritime collections at Australian National Maritime Museum.
Take a journey into Western Australian history on a Segway. Some of the oldest buildings and structures are located in the port City of Fremantle.
Rottnest Island is located just off-shore from Perth. This island is a 35 minute ferry ride from Fremantle. The island boasts the best this area has to offer, with secluded sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters for snorkelling around the area’s coral reefs and an array of native animals to view. Rotto, as it is called by the locals is a car free zone, adding to the relaxed feel of the island.
Perth Tour Options
Perth has many great attractions that will provide countless hours of leisure and fun. There are many things to see and do whilst enjoying Perth’s many hours of sunshine, beautiful beaches and natural parklands.
Situated on the banks of the Swan River, the city of Perth is a hive of activity with many restaurants and bars, shopping areas, galleries and tourist attractions.
Please find below our list of some of Perth’s places of interest:
- Barrack Square and the Swan Bells
- Cottesloe Beach
- Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
- London Court
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Perth Mint
- Perth Zoo
- Rottnest Island
Across from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) lies Elizabeth Quay, a new world-class waterfront development featuring a mixture of community and corporate spaces, along with iconic landmarks and exciting new hospitality offerings.
Featuring 1.6 kilometres of riverside promenades and boardwalks, Elizabeth Quay offers new experiences for both visitors and locals. Children will be delighted with the playground and water park, while sophisticated visitors will appreciate the new retail and restaurant offerings, as well as the soon to come luxurious hotel and short-stay accommodation options.
Arinex Destination Management has negotiated a 15% discount on tours available through ADAMS Pinnacle Tours for the 12th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management delegates and accompanying persons. For further information on these half and full day tours, as well as short break touring options in and around Perth, or to make a booking on any of these tours and take advantage of the 15% discount, please click on the link below. Once you have made your tour selection, select the BOOK NOW button and enter ARINEX under the Promotion Code and the 15% discount will be applied to the booking total:
Please find below some suggested touring options from ADAMS Pinnacle Tours.
Half Day Morning Perth & Fremantle City Explorer
A fantastic tour taking in Perth and Fremantle, the city and the alfresco lifestyle that Perth people enjoy. Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth City, Cottesloe Beach and Fremantle, with optional River Cruise.
Rottnest Island – Discover Rottnest Tour
WA’s most beautiful island is just 19km off Perth’s coastline. Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you relax in the comfort of an air conditioned coach.
Full Day Margaret River, Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty
Known as one of Australia’s finest wine regions, the Margaret River region is an area blessed with natural beauty. Providing a diverse range of activities, this tour allows you to experience this high-profile Western Australian area in one day.
Full Day Pinnacles, Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure
This fabulous day out explores the world-renowned Pinnacles Desert. Other highlights include off-road driving, sand boarding, feeding kangaroos, photographing koalas and wildflowers (seasonal).
2 Day Margaret River Getaway – Food Lovers Experience
Join this tour and be taken on a unique gastronomic journey celebrating the region’s best food and wine artisans. Discover Australia’s best chocolate made fresh by a true craftsman.
2 Day Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Experience
Journey through the wheat belt region of Western Australia to overnight at Wave Rock one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments.
Please be advised that the above tours are offered by separate operators, and do not have any connection with Arinex Pty Ltd. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis and is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier.
Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions on the operator website before proceeding with payment to avoid any problems. Any issues relating to this are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of Arinex Pty Ltd.
Arinex Pty Ltd discloses that it is a travel agent and is entitled to receive commissions from accommodation, tours, events, transport and other arrangements that it makes in relation to the Conference.
All photos credited to Tourism Western Australia