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Fremantle is just south of Perth and offers a relaxing and enjoyable stay away from (but still close to) the glimmering skyscrapers of the Perth cityscape. The city was founded in 1829 by Charles Fremantle, and developed quickly due to the later Gold Boom in Western Australia. Some fine buildings were built, as was an artificial harbour, giving access to the Swan River. Fremantle has also gained a nickname of Freo, which it is often called.

You can find out about the history of Fremantle and the surrounding area at the Fremantle History Museum, and the WA Maritime Museum. More maritime history can be found in the harbour, where you may be lucky enough to see a replica of the Dyfken which voyaged to Australia in 1606. The Historic Boats Museum also has a selection of boats which you can wander around.