Fremantle Convicts and Colonials Walking Tour - 2 Hours

Fremantle, Perth
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  • Learn about the people that shaped Fremantle
  • Uncover the stories of Fremantle’s past
  • Discover the local stories that make Freo what it is today

Fremantle was once a bit like an unpolished diamond: a little rough around the edges but incredibly valuable and now, a highly sought after location. Hear classic Aussie tales of jailbreakers, bushrangers, convicts, and rogues on this Fremantle tour hot with history, heroes, and high drama.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Two hour walking tour of Fremantle
  • Local guide

Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route through Freo, discovering the factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating, all as you wander Freo's vibrant cappuccino strip. This Perth tour winds its way through Fremantle, which is renowned for its well-preserved architectural heritage, including colonial buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, Fremantle Prison. The locals here were as hard as nails; salty sea dogs rubbed shoulders with newly-arrived immigrants to create a city full of characters – some stories you’ll be amazed to hear from your local guide!

Once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming little city which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history. On this tour, you'll hear of so many local stories, such as Irish prisoners escaping, comical British bushrangers, Freo's impact as a port during World War II, and the shameful expulsion of aboriginals to Rottnest Island. There is no better way to explore Freo than with a local guide to tell you all its fascinating stories, of which there are many, if you hadn't guessed!

On the Day

Session Length

  • This tour departs daily
  • Duration is two hours
  • Booking time will be confirmed by the experience provider

Numbers on the Day

This tour runs with a maximum of 12 people


In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress as you see appropriate to the weather

... and Importantly


This is a child-friendly tour, children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusive are permitted on this tour

Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 2 weeks prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours to up to 2 weeks prior to the experience: No charge
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, no shows and late arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances