Fremantle Convicts and Colonials - Small Group Tour

I did a Convicts and Colonials Tour in Fremantle, WA with Bernie. Only one in group. She was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I had lots of opportunities to take photos. Great way to see things that the bus tours don't show you. ...Julie N., – See more reviews
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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
People crossing the road.
People crossing the road.
Tourists listening to a guide.
Tourists listening to a guide.
Tourists at the park.
Tourists at the park.
Bather's Beach.
Bather's Beach.
A group poses for a photo.
A group poses for a photo.
A guide gives an overview of the harbor.
A guide gives an overview of the harbor.
A group stops to learn the history of the sit from a guide.
A group stops to learn the history of the sit from a guide.

What To Expect

Learn about the people that shaped Freo. Hear the stories of Fremantle's maritime past, pioneering heroes, shady criminals and famous jail breaks. See landmarks like the "Roundhouse" and the Fremantle Prison.


  • Learn about the people that shaped Freo

  • Uncover the stories of Fremantle’s maritime past, pioneering heroes, shady criminals and famous jail breaks

  • See landmarks like The Roundhouse and the Fremantle Prison set among the festive streets and energetic markets


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Fremantle Visitor Information Centre
2 hours
daily at 10:00 AM
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What a Fremantle day tour with a difference! Come along and learn about the people who helped shaped the port city, how "Freo" came to be and why it has a distinctively cool vibe. Hear tales about jailbreaks and the convict era before finishing up the tour at Western Australia's oldest building - The Roundhouse.

Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this tour features no boring history lesson - but, rather, it takes us into a non-traditional route through Freo to discover the factual, irreverent and anecdotal on the way to the vibrant cappuccino strip.

We shall wind our way through Fremantle, which is renowned for its well preserved architectural heritage, including convict built colonial era built buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison. The locals here were as hard as nails with salty sea dogs rubbing shoulders with newly arrived immigrants to create a city full of characters - some of whose stories you'll be amazed to hear.

"Freo," once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, is now a charming little city celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history. You'll hear about astounding Irish prisoners escaping, comical British Bushrangers, together with their impact as a port during World War II and the shameful expulsion of aboriginals to Rottnest Island.


  • English speaking guide

  • Entry to Roundhouse

  • Souvenir


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Tour takes approximately 2 hours.

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

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour ends at The Roundhouse.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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