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Fremantle City

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  • Day75

    Perth - Fremantle

    March 21, 2017 in Australia

    Nach unserer Rundfahrt haben wir den Nachmittag noch in Fremantle verbracht. Wir haben uns durch die Marketstreet "gekämpft" und konnten es nicht vermeiden das eine oder andere einzukaufen 😂

    Fremantle ist eine liebe kleine Stadt, mit vielen alten Gebäuden aus dem 19. Jhdt.

    Wie in allen Australischen Städten findet man auch hier viele Grünflächen. 😊

  • Day169

    Fremantle/ Rottnest island

    May 7 in Australia

    In de buurt van Perth aangekomen, besluit Arja op familiebezoek te gaan, dus scheidden onze wegen even, maar ze heeft wel goede tips, waardoor ik in Fremantle beland. Deze plaats heeft o.a een VOC geschiedenis, met bijbehorend wreck museum, en op 20 minuten varen Rottnest eiland. Ik verblijf daar een dag ( snorkelen, fietsen, en quokka’s ontmoeten). 3e dag een uitgebreide tour door de Fremantle prison ( waar ooit 1000 man en 200 vrouwen vastzaten). Het hostel is een oude brandweerkazerne, en de stad ligt erg mooi in de baai. Zondag neem ik de ferry door de Swan River naar Perth, en vlakbij de kade komen 4 dolfijnen poolshoogte nemen.
    Nog maar enkele dagen te gaan....
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  • Day103

    Perth (sightseeing)

    September 27, 2017 in Australia

    In dreary weather we packed all of our belongings back in the van and headed south to Perth. We stopped at Karrinyup Waters Resort and Omi had a cabin at the same place. Despite the less than perfect weather the kids tried out the pool (!!) and spent time cruising around the park on their bikes, at the playground and making the most of the jumping pillow.
    Wednesday offered a break in the rain and we decided to make the most of it and headed to Kings Park to check out the last of the wildflowers as part of their month long festival. They had some great kid-friendly information boards dotted around which made it more interesting for the kids. After a morning tea stop in the gardens, we headed to Fremantle to make the most of the sunshine with a lunch on the deck at the Little Creatures Brewery. The kids enjoyed the sandpit and the adults enjoyed a beer and some yummy lunch in the glorious sunshine. Our timing was perfect; as we left the clouds rolled in and we had to have the heater on in the car on the way home after a post lunch stop for ice cream!
    We weren't quite so lucky on Thursday as we headed back to Fremantle for a tour of the prison. The kids joined a special school holiday tour focussing on Great Escapes, which they thoroughly enjoyed, and Roy joined one of the adult guided tours. Jen had visited previously so decided to hide out from the cold and rain in the car! The kids braved the pouring rain (most of their tour was outside, which we found out just minutes before it started...as the black clouds rolled in!) in their adult sized disposable ponchos but hot chocolates were required after the tour to thaw everyone out!
    Back at the caravan park we realised we'd actually escaped the worst of the weather, a thick blanket of hail was on the ground and the water in the 2 small lakes had risen noticeably! Roy headed out to City Beach to catch with up with Karen (an old school friend) and the kids enjoyed spending some time in Omi's cabin and playing around in the melting ice before we had a final dinner with Omi in the caravan.
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  • Day30

    Perth - Fremantle

    October 9 in Australia

    Am Morgen haben wir uns Fremantle angeschaut, ein Stadtteil direkt am Hafen mit italienischem Einfluss. Es gibt hier den Cappuccino Strip wo man super Kaffee bekommt was Mike und ich natürlich in Anspruch genommen haben 😀. Die Kinder haben sich über Sushi gefreut. Am Nachmittag war es dann soweit, wir haben unser Wohnmobil abgegeben. Vier Wochen sind wie im Flug vergangen!

  • Day23

    Perth & Fremantle

    April 26, 2017 in Australia

    Arrived in Perth, caught bus to city and are on the train to Fremantle - South West of Perth on the coast. Dropped the car off in Brisbane at 7am and will be in Fremantle around 7pm. Although the flight went via Sydney, it's a very, very big country! Some of the views out of the aircraft window were stunning, taking in the coast and desert with dried up salt flats and dirt roads straight and as far as you can see.Read more

  • Day24

    Freemantle

    April 27, 2017 in Australia

    We spent a lovely day catching up with friends Laura and Julie and their daughter Solana. We first met them on our travels 12 years ago in South America and by coincidence, they also felt the need to travel again. For a couple of months now we have been a few days or weeks ahead of them so it's been great that our paths finally crossed. We explored Freemantle on foot taking in the round house (another old jail) complete with a cannon that is fired at 1pm each day. Or at 1.05 after a few minor technical hitches! We both enjoyed playing at the playpark, almost as much as Solana, as well as having a picnic lunch and paddle in the sea. We really enjoyed catching up with our friends and hope to do it again soon. We finished the day having a beer and steak before returning to prison for our second night stay! At least we got to share a cell together. It's actually a really good Youth Hostel that's not been open that long.Read more

  • Day48

    Fremantle

    December 7, 2017 in Australia

    We had a uneventful flight to Perth this morning, although the celebrity accompaniment was interesting! Geoff Boycott was awaiting a taxi with us at The Intercontinental and had a few words. Paul Hayward, Scyld Berry and Nick Hoult (Telegraph sports writers) joined us at check in and were on the flight together with Jonathan Agnew, Jonathan Lieu, the TMS production team, Matt Smith, Geoff Boycott and several others we half recognised, but couldn't put a name to. You've guessed it, the media contingent were moving on to get set up for Perth. From what we could gather, the main concern was not the state of England's game, but what time they were meeting up later for a drink! We were checked in with time to spare, so settled down in a cafe on the walkway to have a coffee and snack. I'd hardly had a sip when I glanced up and the whole England team were coming towards me heading to the departure gate for their earlier flight to Perth. I nearly choked on my coffee. They look so young! Yes, I know, they are, but honestly some of them should still be in short trousers. Peter of course had his head in the paper!!
    We picked up another car and made our way to Fremantle, our overnight stop. I was not too sure what I thought on arrival, but it has grown on my during the evening. We are staying right in the middle of the town (thank God for the Australian Sat Nav we purchased on arrival) at a boutique hotel called the Hougoumont. It is named after Australia's last convict ship, which arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians aboard, 150 years ago this coming January. The town is planning a serious celebration. The rooms are decorated like a ships cabin and everything is in sea faring speak. On arrival it was happy hour and a free glass of wine and local cheeses were on offer. A very generous welcome we thought. Venturing out into the town later for supper, things were lively and fun. We eventually settled on The Monks Craft Beer and Kitchen. Peter started with a 'beer tasting paddle', 120 ml samples of the 6 craft beers brewed on the premises. He was a happy man. The food was pretty good also. A good start to Western Australia!
    The next morning found us on our way to Margaret River, some 300 kms south. We had a walk round the centre of Fremantle, which is attractive and built around its port. As we drove south on the Coast Road, we were given a glimpse of a large hinterland, industrial and residential. It is a much larger 'city' than we imagined and rather American in feel with multiple out of town shopping malls which do detract from its centre. Further south still, the new building has to be seen to be believed. I cannot imagine where all the people are coming from. We stopped and had a look round a couple of new towns and the impression was not favourable. Heart and soul are yet to be established. Lovely homes, but it wouldn't be for us. We did in fact begin to wonder why we were bothering to travel this far south and sincerely hoped things would improve. Of course it did! Agriculture came to the fore and the landscape gradually changed, becoming much softer and rural. Traffic was heavy being a Friday and people clearly getting away from the city for the weekend. Vines started to come into play and we finally arrived at the small settlement of Margaret River. Peter found another kitchen brewery and all was well with the world. On the way out of the liquor store we were persuaded to taste some locally distilled gin. Oh boy they were good and we will definitely pay a visit before we leave. This could indeed be a good spot and may well live up to its expectations. I will keep you posted!
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  • Day4

    Lunch!

    May 19 in Australia

    Fantastic market full of arts, crafts, food and more. The fruit stall was amazing with small trays of chopped up food to try at nearly every stall, was a great way to sample a load of local fruit and food.
    After we went to little Shanghai which was very similar to the Hawker Centre in Singapore, but run by ex-pats in Fremantle, the food was great!

  • Day4

    Fremantle Gaol

    May 19 in Australia

    Fremantle Gaol built the late 1800 was the first prison in Western Australia to handle convicts from the UK, unlike Eastern Australia these convicts were invited by the local administration in an attempt to rebuild the fledgeling infrastructure of the colony. After transportation ended the prison eventually become a maximum security prison for MA, until being decommissioned in 1991.
    Tour guide was fantastic having lived with his parents at the jail from a young age his knowledge was amazing!Read more

  • Day7

    Fremantle>Rottnest Island

    May 22 in Australia

    Early morning ferry for a day-trip to Rottnest Island.

    “Rottnest Island sits just offshore from the city of Perth, in Western Australia. A protected nature reserve, it's home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial. White-sand beaches and secluded coves include the Basin, with its shallow waters, and Thomson Bay, the main hub and ferry port. Strickland Bay is known for its surf breaks, while reef breaks occur at Radar Reef, off the island's far western tip.”Read more

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