Things To Do In Fremantle | In the Area | Rydges Hotel
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Things to Do

Our hotel near Perth affords guests plenty of things to do in Fremantle

Located in the heart of thriving Fremantle - voted 7th Best City in the World by Lonely Planet, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges is a 4.5-star hotel located just 20 minutes from Perth CBD and 30 minutes from Perth domestic and international airports. The prime location affords guests plenty of things to do in Fremantle. Among the options are:

Bathers Beach

Bathers Beach, an easy 5 minute stroll from the Hotel, is the perfect city beach and a local favourite! The generally calm waters offers safe bathing for everyone and this beach is especially popular with families. 

The 300m stretch of white sandy beach is perfect for swimming, although it is unpatrolled and the Indian Ocean provides a much welcomed breeze, especially during the hot summer months of November – February. It is very popular with both locals and visitors with many people frequenting it for their daily swim! It is also a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.

Fremantle Bicycle Hire

There's no better way to see and experience Fremantle than under your own steam - hire a comfortable, hassle free Avanti bike from our automated station outside the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges.

It's fun, healthy and good for the environment. Simply insert your card, grab a bike and go. Return your bicycle to the station, 24 hours a day. It’s that easy!

1 hour hire     $11  
4 hour hire     $22  ($5.50 per hour)
24 hour hire   $33  ($1.40 per hour)

More information, helmets and bike locks available from our friendly concierge team. Happy cycling!

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Come and visit the most iconic Fremantle attractions plus wine and dine from a wide variety of restaurants. How about a visit to the brewery, high speed jet boat rides, charter sailing tours, the Western Australian Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries and much much more.

These businesses all operate in the environment of a working harbour where there is a constant passing parade of fishing vessels and daily fishing industry activities. Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a unique tourist location and provides an array of very special visitor experiences.

Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Markets has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations in Fremantle for locals and tourists alike, as well as a leading source of independent wares and produce. It’s undoubtedly one of the best and most well-known markets in Western Australia. If you haven’t visited, or need a reminder why it’s so great, here are our top eight reasons to visit Fremantle Markets:

  • Heritage Architecture
  • Rich History
  • Hub of Events
  • Fresh Local Produce
  • Organic Goods
  • Market Bar
  • Indigenous & Independent Products
  • Music & Atmosphere


Opening hours:
The Yard: 8am till 8pm Friday, 8am till 6pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public Holidays.
The Hall: 9am till 8pm Friday, 9am till 6pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public Holidays.


Fremantle Prison

Visit Western Australia's one and only World Heritage listed building. 

As one of Western Australia’s most fascinating and significant cultural attractions, it is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia and the most intact convict establishment in the nation. 

The history of Fremantle Prison dates back to the early beginnings of Western Australia and its role in the development of this State is unparalleled.

Entry to the Gatehouse is free of charge and includes: the Convict Café, Gift Shop, Prison Gallery and an interactive Visitor Centre.

When you visit the Prison, don't forget to follow  the entertaining tours conducted by experienced tour guides who bring the rich folklore and stories of the Prison to life.  Take your pick of intriguing day tours, spine-chilling torchlight tours and ‘extreme heritage’ tunnels tour adventures. There is defeintely something for everyone to enjoy.

Fremantle Tram Tours

Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided sightseeing tours to thousands of the visitors to Fremantle aboard our replica 'trams' with the an entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver.

The Fremantle Trams stop right outside the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges so you can hop on and off all around Fremantle as you wish. There's also a spooky night tour every Friday!

Leeuwin Oceanic Adventure

Short Sails - An Adventure or Cruise... it's up to you! Launched in 1986, STS Leeuwin II is Australia's largest sail training tall ship and its Award-winning youth development sail training program provides the opportunity for young people aged 14-25 years to join its week long voyage program.

In the Fremantle Summer months from November to April members of the wider community have a chance to sample a taste of what it is like to sail on board this magnificent vessel. During a 3-hour short sail aboard our 1850's style barquentine ship you can choose to take part in sailing activities such as raising the sails, taking the helm and possibly even climbing the bowsprit ... or you can just sit back and enjoy the sail! Whichever way you choose, sailing aboard the STS Leeuwin II is a truly unique and memorable experience.

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Rottnest Island

Take a trip to Western Australia's most popular destination - Rottnest Island! Only 19km away from Fremantle, the Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

Known for having warm waters, this makes it the perect spot for swimming, snorkelling or diving all year round. As an A-class reserve, all flora and fauna are protected and you may even see the unique quokka.

Recreational Fishing is another activity you can get involved in, or why not explore the island using a hire bicycle. 

Getting to Rottnest is easy, take a ferry boat or even a plane, plus once you are on the island, walk around and explore, or oyu bould hop on a tour or bus service. 

Admission fees apply for this special reserve.

Shipwreck Galleries

The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.

Housing many relics from ships that hve been wrecked along the coastline, there are also artefacts and pieces from Dutch shipwrecks as well as original timbers from ships the year 1629

The Escape Hunt Experience

The Escape Hunt Experience is ranked as the No. 1 attraction on TripAdvisor in Bangkok and we are bringing this new and amazing concept to Perth!!! It is exciting, addictive, challenging, educational and above all, fun! Travel back 100 years in time and play the part of a famous detective solving mysteries in a unique historic setting. Click here for more information.

The Roundhouse

Celebrating 175 years in 2006, the Round House is Western Australia's oldest public building.

Built in 1831, the Round House was used to install navigation lights and a signalling station. In 1900 a time ball was installed as part of a procedure to give mariners and residents an exact daily time of 1pm.

The Fremantle Heritage Guides provide tours of the Round House precinct for visitors. Not only can you hear about the history, but enjoy sweeping views of the city, Fishing Boat Harbour, the port over Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean.

WA Maritime Museum

Located on the Indian Ocean's shore, the Western Australian Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port.

From Leisure boats , to commercial, and handcrafted sailing boats, the museum inspires all that visit. 

Home to the winning 'Australia II' America's Cup yacht, and Oberan class submarine, this museum houses many exciting vessels from Western Australia's maritime history.