Fremantle Western Australia

Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle

Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, Western Australia

Fishing Boat Harbour offers a experience all of its own. This busy working port for fishermen is blended beautifully with all types of eateries and a well known Brewery, Little Creatures. It is a wonderful place for a visit, or to enjoy lunch or dinner with great restaurant choices with the speciality being of and chips! Order your meal first, then take a leisurely stroll around the unique sights of the harbour.  

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a commercial marina adjacent to the more recently constructed Challenger Harbour. It provides large sheltered mooring areas, wharf space for vessels up to 60 metres, refuelling facilities and support services to the Fremantle fishing industry. The harbour was built in 1919 when a 300-metre breakwater was constructed to provide an anchorage for fishing vessels. 
Many of the fishing enterprises housed at Fremantle are descended from the Italian towns of Molfetta on the Adriatic Sea, and Capo d'Orlando in Sicily. Each year in October, a ceremony known as the 'Blessing of the Fleet' occurs in the harbour where a procession of the fishermen and their families walk through the streets of Fremantle to the harbour carrying two statues of the Madonna in a religious and civic traditional procession. These two statues are housed in the Marian Chapel in the Basilica of St Patrick. (Wikipedia)
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Get up close and personal with a tribute statue of Bon Scott, AC/DC front man who grew up in Fremantle.  Bon Scott was actually born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, but his family moved to Australia when he was six and to Fremantle when he was ten. A Bon Scott Statue was also unveiled in his in Scottish Hometown in 2016.

In the July 2004 issue of Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time"

Admire the craftsmanship of the other statues representing Fremantle's fishing heritage.          

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Little Creatures Brewery is based at Fishing Boat Harbour! Locals and tourists alike flock for the locally brewed beer and a vibrant fun ambiance. Freo's Saturday night comedy show, featuring the best local, national, and international comedians is held there every week!  

Bathers Beach House is Perth's only absolute beachfront restaurant, bar and function space, three steps from the beautiful white sands of Bathers Beach.  Enjoy the ultimate Sunday, book a beach lounge where you can enjoy service at your lounge, the white sand of Bathers Beach between your toes and the relaxing atmosphere of Australia's first licensed beach.  With only 24 lounges available you better get in quick...

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A Deep Water Harbour

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Fishing Boat Harbour is a deep water harbour which has picturesque boardwalks, a lively atmosphere and plenty of things to see and places to explore for people of all ages!
There is always something happening on the wharf. There is also short stay accommodation, open ocean high-speed boat rides and luxury charter sailing tours available from the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. 

The Western Australian Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries are found at Fishing Boat Harbour. The Shipwreck Museum is the 'foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere' and was the original Maritime Museum. The displays feature early exploration and shipwrecks along the treacherous Western Australian coastline as early as the 17th Century. The Museum includes: The Entrance Gallery, a Woodblock Floor Gallery, the Batavia Gallery, Duch Wrecks Gallery and the North Gallery and we highly recommend a visit. Kids are engaged in the displays, there's lots to learn and lots to see. Excellent!

Address: Cliff Street, Fremantle. Telephone: (08) 9431 8444
OPEN: Daily from 9.30-5.00, except Wednesdays.
CLOSED: Wednesdays plus Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday & Anzac Day. 

Bon Scott Statue - Fremantle

Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour is a wonderful place to stop for food and view the beautiful fishing harbour. Stroll along the boardwalks and back through the West End, across Esplanade Park, or on to Bathers Beach and the Roundhouse.

The perfect location while exploring Fremantle's West End.

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Cicerellos Landing - Fish and Chips at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

A working harbour

All the businesses who provide these services for you and create this friendly, lively yet relaxed atmosphere do so in the middle of a working Boat Harbour!

There are statues all throughout the harbour depicting both the history and lifestyle of harbourside Fremantle, including The Fremantle Fisherman's monument. 

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

There is a 'constant passing parade of fishing vessels and daily fishing industry activities. Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a unique tourist location and provides an array of very special visitor experiences.' 

Live Cam at Fishing Boat Harbour.        
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Fishing Boat Harbour Dining:

Cicerellos Landing - Fish and Chips at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour There is more to eat at Fishing Boat Harbour than Fish and Chips, but it's still our favourite! Fishing Boat Harbour boasts the best fish and chips in Fremantle.

Restaurants at Fishing Boat Harbour:

Bathers Beach HouseCicerellos Fish’n’ChipsKailis Fish Market Cafe, Little Creatures Brewery, SweetLips Fish and ChipsJoe's Fish Shack & Char Char Bull.

A Reminder of the Sea

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Fishing Boat Harbour in the Evening The fishermen (and women) provide an important part of our society's food source. There is a memorial of gratitude within Fishing Boat Harbour. We recommend a walk out onto the jetty memorial to reflect. Thank you fishermen!
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