Perth (Fremantle), Australia

Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.

Perth's explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle - some 70 percent of Western Australia's population live in and around Perth.

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Points of Interest

  • Swan River Cruise
  • King's Park & Cottesloe Beach
  • Pinnacles
  • Yanchep National Park & Aboriginal Interaction Centre
  • AQWA
  • Rottnest Island
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum
  • Fremantle Prison
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  • Swan River Cruise

    This riverboat cruise from Perth to Fremantle offers views of a restored brewery, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, magnificent homes on Millionaire's Row and Fremantle's busy inner harbor.

  • King's Park & Cottesloe Beach

    Venture from Perth's premier park, home to hundreds of species of native plants and birds, to Perth's most popular beach, featuring glistening turquoise waters and lush white sands.

  • Pinnacles

    Millions of years of interaction between the elements have transformed the ancient sea floor of Nambung National Park into a forest of spires and mystical forms (pinnacles) dotting desert sands.

  • Yanchep National Park & Aboriginal Interaction Centre

    Famous for its late-blooming wildflowers, this popular bush reserve features beautiful walking trails, an abundance of native flora and fauna, stunning caves and an aboriginal cultural exhibit.

  • AQWA

    Dedicated to the marine environments of Western Australia, this magnificent walk-through aquarium features live coral reefs, kelp beds and over 400 species of marine animals including sharks and tropical fish.

  • Rottnest Island

    Named in 1696 by a Dutch mariner who thought the island's small marsupials resembled rats, this "rat's nest" island features magnificent bays and beaches and unique flora and wildlife.

  • Western Australian Maritime Museum

    Australia's long and colorful maritime history is showcased in this museum which features internationally acclaimed exhibits filled with relics and artifacts salvaged from the coast's many shipwrecks.

  • Fremantle Prison

    Built in 1855 to house imperial and colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees, this prison's history includes hangings, floggings, and dramatic convict escapes.

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Perth City Drive & King's Park

4 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-295
  • Fremantle Prison
  • King's Park & Cottesloe Beach

Experience the highlights of Perth and Fremantle on this half-day, leisurely, narrated drive via air-conditioned motorcoach. Explore King's Park on the banks of the Swan River featuring cultivated gardens and native bush. Visit Cottlesloe Beach, Perth's most popular beach boasting white sands and azure waters.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$79.95

Debark Tour - Perth City Drive

3 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-960
  • King's Park & Cottesloe Beach

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Experience the highlights of Perth and Fremantle on this half-day, leisurely, narrated drive via air-conditioned motorcoach. Explore King's Park on the banks of the Swan River featuring cultivated gardens, native bush and a Treetop Walk. Visit Cottlesloe Beach, Perth's most popular beach boasting white sands and azure waters.

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$89.95

West Coast Wineries

4 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-300

Raise a glass and toast your good fortune on this delightful day that sips and savors its way through the vibrant local wine scene in the Swan Valley. Follow in the footsteps of the first colonial settlers as you journey into this fertile farming region for two vineyard tours that include wine tastings.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$99.95

Local Connections: Historic Fremantle and the America's Cup

4 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-990
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum
  • Fremantle Prison

Discover Fremantle's highlights and tour its top attraction, the UNESCO Heritage prison site, then explore the Western Australian Maritime Museum, home to the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II. You'll meet with John Longley, one of the first-place crew, who will give you a fascinating insight into this historic race.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$109.95

Segway Tour of Fremantle

1.5 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-440

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Shipwreck Galleries where you will receive your Segway orientation and safety instructions before you don your safety equipment. After a few practice runs you will begin your guided Segway tour through Fremantle, Western Australia's fastest-growing city.

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$124.95

Swan River Cruise & Perth City Drive

8 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-100
  • Fremantle Prison
  • Swan River Cruise
  • King's Park & Cottesloe Beach

Indulge in a full-day, moderately active, narrated adventure via air-conditioned motorcoach to Perth's city center for independent sightseeing and shopping. Take a riverboat cruise down Swan River to Fremantle. Sip complimentary beverages as your Captain points out sights from the historic Swan Brewery to the mansions lining Millionaire's Row.

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$139.95

Caversham Wildlife Park & River Cruise

6 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-245
  • Swan River Cruise

Travel by motor coach past the scenic viticulture region of the Swan Valley on your way to Caversham Wildlife Park. Here you will see and touch native Australian animals, such as koalas and kangaroos, in their natural habitat.

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$149.95

Yanchep National Park

7 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-110
  • Yanchep National Park & Aboriginal Interaction Centre

Enjoy a full-day guided adventure via air-conditioned coach to Yanchep National Park, famous for its wildlife and late-blooming wildflowers. Experience an Aboriginal Cultural Interaction explaining elaborate creation stories. View black swans at Perth's Lake Monger. Enjoy lunch at Yanchep National Park featuring cultivated gardens and native bush.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$189.95

Local Connections: Fremantle City & Little Creatures Brewery

3.5 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-980
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum
  • Fremantle Prison

A panoramic city tour introduces Fremantle's historic highlights, including the distinctive Western Australian Maritime Museum, the UNESCO Fremantle Prison, the 12-sided Round House, charming terraced homes, and delightful boutiques and cafes. Stop at a local hotspot, The Little Creatures Brewery, for a guided tour by a local expert with a tasting and lunch.

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$229.95

Pinnacles Desert

10.5 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-115
  • Pinnacles

Embark on a full-day, active, guided adventure via air-conditioned motorcoach to Cervantes, a small fishing village where you will enjoy lunch. Visit Nambung National Park, site of the mystical Pinnacles Desert featuring a forest of pillars created by eons of complex interaction between lime, sand, wind and rain.

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AUD$239.95

Rottnest Island Discovery

7.75 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-135

Experience a memorable visit to Rottnest Island, transfer by ferry to discover the island by coach that includes a walking tour to see the island's most famous inhabitant, the Quokka.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$244.95

Dolphins, Penguins & Sea Lions Oh My!

7 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-240

Experience an exhilarating 90 minute combination of adventure style boating and wildlife viewing. Get up close and personal to local wild dolphins and learn about these amazing creatures. Other highlights of Shoalwater Bay are the Australian sea lion colony, Pelican rookery and visit to Penguin Island where you visit the viewing and interpretive facility. A short ferry journey will bring you back to main land for lunch in Rockingham before your journey back to the ship.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$269.95

Kedalak Kening - Night time Corroboree

5.75 hours | Perth (Fremantle) | JFM-860

An exciting evening of cultural immersion awaits when you experience the authentic traditions of the Aboriginal community. Watch a traditional dance performance, hear stories of the Dreamtime, feel the reverberating tones of the didgeridoo and sample the flavors of a bush supper of kangaroo, emu and other native foods prepared with a modern twist.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$279.95