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Cruise Shipping Perth

Cruising Perth

Fremantle welcomes thousands of cruise passengers every year, from round-the-world liners to smaller domestic ships.

You can view a cruise ship entering or leaving the harbour from the western end of Victoria Quay (for example, near the B Shed Ferry Terminal, on the wharf side of A and B Sheds or near the Maritime Museum) or on South or North moles. Non-passengers are not permitted inside the terminal during large ship visits due the large number of people disembarking/embarking.

See the 2013/14 Cruising Schedule.

For passenger information, including security and baggage, visit the website or call the Cruise Line on +61 8 9430 3335. Visit www.dreamlines.com.au for a list of cruises leaving, departing and visting Perth.

Fremantle

Once you have disembarked, it is just a short walk into the heart of Fremantle. Make sure to stop by the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square to pick up brochures, maps and information about exploring Fremantle's heritage and attractions.

All of Fremantle's attractions are within easy strolling distance or you can ride for free aboard the Central Area Transit (CAT) buses that run every 10-15 minutes throughout the day.

The Fremantle Tram offers guided hop-on-hop-off tours of the Port city, stopping at all the must-see spots along the way. Or you can follow the self-guided walking trail - you find information at the visitor centre.

Must see and do

  • Enjoy a coffee along the famous 'Cappuccino Strip'
  • Potter through the markets and be entertained by a local busker
  • Enjoy fresh fish & chips at Fishing Boat Harbour
  • Go underground on the fascinating Prison Tunnel tour
  • Visit the WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Sample boutique beer at one of the great microbreweries
  • Find fashion, great shopping, original artworks and quirky gifts. 
Fremantle attractions

Fremantle attractions

There are some fantastic, interesting and historic attractions in Fremantle for you to visit including art galleries, museums, great food and wine establishments and markets. Find out more


Fremantle tours

Fremantle tours

Check out some of the great tour operators that explore Fremantle and surrounding areas by land, sea and foot. Learn about the fascinating history of Fremantle on one of these great tours. Find out more

Perth City

It is a quick trip to Perth from Fremantle, by land, rail and water - so you'll have plenty of time to explore all that this stunning city has to offer.

The 25-minute train ride from Fremantle Railway Station will take you past the shopping hubs of Claremont and Subiaco, and right into the heart of the city. A leisurely cruise up the Swan River takes around 90 minutes and brings you to Barrack St Jetty - just a short walk into the CBD.  If you hire a car, the city is a quick 25-minute drive from Fremantle on the Kwinana Freeway.

Getting around the city is a breeze with free public transport - just look for the Red, Blue and Yellow CAT buses which allow passengers to hop on and off around the city for free. If you'd prefer a guide, jump on the double-decker sightseeing bus, join a walking tour or even take a kayak tour for a small fee.

Must see and do

  • Visit Kings Park and get back to nature
  • See the Bell Tower at Barrack Square
  • Indulge in some city arts and culture at a gallery, museum or theatre
  • Watch a gold pour at The Perth Mint
  • Visit Northbridge for the specialty shops, great food and culture
  • Hire a bike or kayak and explore the city and river
  • Go shopping at the wide range of city stores and boutiques
Perth attractions

City attractions

Check out a list of great attractions located in Perth city - you'll find everything from cafes and shops to museums and art galleries. Find out more


Perth tours

City tours

Explore our beautiful city on a tour! Experience the beauty of the Swan River on a cruise, learn about Perth's heritage on a walking tour or simply jump on the hop-on-hop-off bus. Find out more

Day trip ideas from Fremantle

  • Cruise to Rottnest Island

  • Explore the Sunset Coast Tourist Drive

  • Swim with dolphins in Rockingham

  • Catch the train to Mandurah

  • Head into Perth's countryside

  • Wine tasting in the Swan Valley

Plan your trip...

Self-drive itineraries

Self-drive iterinaries

If you have decided to rent a car while you’re stopped over in Fremantle, check out these great self-drive day trip itineraries - there’s a whole range of fantastic drives to choose from. Find out more


Walking tracks and trails

Things to see and do

Check out some of the awesome things to see and do in Perth and surrounds – including arts and cultural experiences, food and wine, shopping, family fun, nature and wildlife and golf courses. Find out more


Summer events

Upcoming events and festivals

Take a look at some of the exciting events and festivals coming up – you never know you might be in Perth at the right time! There's art exhibits, concerts, community festivals and more. Find out more

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