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Walk like a convict in Fremantle

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Fremantle, Australia

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Experience hosted by Ryan

2 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route, discovering factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories, all as you wander Freo's vibrant cappuccino strip, boat harbours and beyond.

Fremantle, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming town, which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history.You'll hear of local tales, such as Irish prisoners escaping, comical British bushrangers, and the shameful expulsion of Indigenous peoples to Rottnest Island. Package includes a tour of one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire. The locals here were as hard as nails; salty sea dogs who rubbed shoulders with newly arrived immigrants to create a town full of characters – some of who's stories you’ll be amazed to hear about from your local guide!

Private Tours? Of course - contact us and and we'll be able to put together a tour for you. With notice we can conduct tours in Italian, Dutch, Mandarin and Japanese.
Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this walking tour is no boring history lesson, but rather takes a non-traditional route, discovering factual, anecdotal, and downright fascinating local stories, all as you wander Freo's vibrant cappuccino strip, boat harbours and beyond.

Fremantle, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Freo is now a charming town, which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural hi…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Choice of tour at the Round House
From ₹5,362
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 6 Reviews
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We are a group of colleagues already working as city guides for Perth Urban Adventures:
Ryan - Professional wanderer, responsible traveler and award winning tour guide
Gerard - Originally from England but super passionate about Fremantle's history
Vaughan - Former school principal, history freak and obsessed with Perth.
Melinda - Perth born and bred with a love for all things travel
Ann - Professional and voluntary guide in Perth, Fremantle and on Rottnest Island
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Where you'll be

Kings Square
Fremantle Town Hall
High Street
The Fremantle Roundhouse
Arthur Head
Bathers Beach
Old Fremantle Port
Fishing Boat Harbour
The Esplanade
Freo Markets (when open)

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Leila
November 2019
Had a lovely time with Winona. There were some historical references but it felt more like a walking tour of Fremantle rather than a focus on the convict history. Great tour nonetheless.
Van
October 2019
This tour is a must, if you want to really know Fremantle. Especially when you have a very friendly and knowledgeable host, plus a very yummy lunch in a very nice place that only a local knows including in the tour, as we had in the tour. And the train ticket to Fremantle is only a few dollars, which makes the whole experience will linger in your memory long after the experience.
This tour is a must, if you want to really know Fremantle. Especially when you have a very friendly and knowledgeable host, plus a very yummy lunch in a very nice place that only…
Justine
August 2019
What a top experience. It would add to any visit to Fremantle, everyone should do it, visitors and locals. Loved the small group experience, my guide Vaughan was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great guiding style. Totally enjoyed it. Highly recommend. The prison visit was an eye opener and important part of history and loved the visit for this reason.
What a top experience. It would add to any visit to Fremantle, everyone should do it, visitors and locals. Loved the small group experience, my guide Vaughan was incredibly knowled…
Ami
July 2019
The tour went on regardless to the crazy rain that went down that day! I have personally done the tour with Gerard which was amazing, this guys obviously not only have deep knowledge of their area but are passionate about delivering an amazing experience! The tour really covers everything interesting about freo (how the locals call it) Gerard kept asking if I needed anything, offered me coffee and buy me a great lunch, overall I have had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to really explore magical fremantle!
The tour went on regardless to the crazy rain that went down that day! I have personally done the tour with Gerard which was amazing, this guys obviously not only have deep knowled…
Greg
November 2019
Really great tour. My guide knew her stuff. Thank you for a great tour regardless of the weather
Emer
September 2019
An interesting tour, great to see around Fremantle and finish off in the prison.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Please arrive at 10.50am for an 11am start.
Tours run rain or shine - please dress for the weather conditions

What to bring

Comfortable Shoes

Clothing appropriate for the weather - both hot and cold