Fremantle, WA

Fremantle, or Freo, is about 25kms south of Perth. The town is located at the mouth of the Swan River and is Western Australia's major commercial port.

There are many historical sites in town including the Fremantle prison which was built in the 1850's, Round House, which is thought to be Fremantle's oldest remaining building, and the West Australian Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay.

Fremantle has a rich culture in the arts. There are many festivals held throughout the year including the Street Arts Festival, which attracts local, national, and international street performers and buskers over the Easter long weekend.

From Fremantle, Rottnest Island is a 30 minute ferry ride. The island is protected and is known for its marsupial inhabitants, quokkas. Rottnest is a popular diving area due to surrounding reefs and shipwrecks.

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