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Practical advice on arriving and travelling to the must see spots around Perth and down to Fremantle, including Rottnest and Penguin Island. General information and facts on Perth, its history and that of Rottnest Island. Ideas on where to stay, eat and drink as well as not to be missed things to do.
See the Quokka’s at Rottnest Island, or the small Penguins being fed at Penguin Island.
Spend some time exploring the trendy town of Fremantle, accessible by train or bus from Perth C.B.D. Take some time in Fremantle market to try locally produced goods and foods, or purchase fruit and cakes. A hive of activity the market has a cool music scene.
A short walk will take you to Fremantle Goal, hear the ghost stories and stories of past inmates and see the inside of prison life.
It’s easy to get around Fremantle by walking, CAT bus or by the hop on and off tram, or by bicycle. Enjoy the fishing harbour with plenty of good restaurants, or Bathers Bay and check out the old whalers tunnel beneath the Round House at Arthurs Head.
The Round House at the top end of the High Street looks across the town and out to sea, the unusually shaped 12 sided building was built as a gaol in 1831. Here you will also find the Signal Station, a time dropping ball and sound signal were used everyday at 1pm to indicate the correct time. The Round House is open daily (accept public holidays) from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm.
From Fremantle or Perth it is possible to catch a ferry across to Rottnest Island or travel down to Rockingham and across to Penguin Island. Rottnest is a popular place for divers and snorkelers.