Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

On the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of 11 Australian Convict Sites, Fremantle Prison paints a vivid image of the country's penal-colony history. Convicts built the prison in the 1850s. Today you can explore the prison on a guided tour, including a torch-lit option. Navigate tunnels 20 m (65 ft) beneath the ground on foot and by boat. The prison art gallery sells pieces created by current and ex-prisoners in Western Australia. Plan your Fremantle Prison visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fremantle using our Fremantle online trip maker .
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  • Visited the prison with a standard tour. The guide gave a lot of background information, but inside the prison there is not that much to see  more »
  • We weren't going to do the 'Doing Time' tour but we were glad we did. Being the only World Heritage listed site in Australia, it gives a great insight into prison life throughout WA's short history.  more »
  • Adventurous start to seeing the prison - from below. You have to wear a harness but the safety factor only makes the climb down to the bowels even more exciting. The guides are very knowledgeable and ...  more »
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  • We did 2 tours here. Particularly like the great escapes tour. The best part of the place was the guides. Extremely friendly and are great story tellers. Had a great time! A must do if you are in the Fremantle!
  • The Freemantle Prison is and always will be a fascinating place to spend some hours. The tour guides are amusing and interesting and the prisons rich history is brought to life as soon as you walk through the door. I would highly recommend the Touch Tour at night as it is both educational and an experience that everyone would enjoy.
  • We did the 2 hour tour. Fab experience and a lovely lady tour guide. We will definitely be returning to do the other tours and are especially looking forward to the night tour 😱
  • Amazing I went with school and we were learning about moondyne joe his cell is amazing
  • Interesting historical facts or how early Europeans first settled here. Seeing the jail cells is a bit depressing and sad as it shows the harsher treatment of prisoners back in the past. The contrast from the past to present day is what I loved about visiting this place.

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A good alternative to staying in busy Perth, the port city of Fremantle offers atmospheric lodgings in many of its well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Available for both long and short stays in the city, these rental properties offer lots of privacy and all the modern conveniences you need, all just a walk away from the city's main attractions. If you're traveling on a budget, consider Fremantle's mid-range hotels and backpacker hostels, many of which you'll find near the main train station.
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