Whether it’s your first time visiting or you haven’t stayed in Freo for a good few years, here’s our guide to planning a stress-free summer stay during the holiday season.
Make sure your accommodation is centrally located and close to the sights
The first thing you’ll need to do when planning your holiday in Fremantle is find accommodation that’s in the middle of it all.
By staying close to all the main attractions, you can get away with not renting a car and won’t have to spend too long trekking through Fremantle in the summer heat.
On days when you and the kids would rather veg out at the hotel, you’ll want to make sure that your chosen accommodation has a range of amenities to keep you occupied – where you’ll stay is just as much a part of the experience!
At Pier 21, we’re conveniently located on a quiet street just a minute’s walk from a marina, offering stunning Swan River views and close proximity to Fremantle’s most popular attractions.
With an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, gym, and tennis court, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do; booking early is key to booking enough days for your stay!
Plan what attractions you want to see and do
Beachside cocktails, ferry rides to Rottnest, and bustling food and craft markets are just the beginning. With so much to do in Fremantle, you’ll want to plan ahead to beat the crowds and make the most of each day that you stay in WA’s busiest port city.
For paid attractions, such as the Fremantle Prison tours and day trips to Rottnest Island, you’;ll want to pre-order your tickets so that you don’t waste your precious holiday time off waiting in queues.
Again, if you’re choosing to forgo the rental car and opt to do your entire holiday on foot or by bike, you may want to plan out your itinerary by exploring certain attractions that are clustered in the same area each day.
Know where Fremantle’s must-visit cafes and restaurants are before you go
Unless you’re a local, it’s easy to pass by Freo’s best bars, restaurants, and cafes.
To start with, you’ll have to try a classic fish and chips at the new Kailis Fishmarket Cafe or Cicerellos, a long-time favourite of locals and tourists alike.
In the centre of town on South Terrace is the ‘Cappuccino Strip’, where you’ll find an assortment of boutique cafes and enjoy alfresco dining.
As the sun goes down, we recommend kicking back with a drink at Bathers Beach House or, if you don’t want to stray too far from your hotel room after a long day out, the rooftop bar at the Tradewinds Hotel boasts equally stunning views.
If you’re keen to make a night of it, you’ll definitely want to explore Freo’s eclectic small bar and pub scene which features gems like The Aardvark Basement Bar, situated in the Norfolk Hotel.
Whatever your perfect summer holiday looks like, don’t miss out by booking your accommodation in Fremantle too late! Our friendly staff at Pier 21 are here to help you plan your next trip and book directly with us.