Fremantle Weekend Markets Perth
What to do in Perth? If you are visiting Perth for the first time, I recommend a few short excursions from the city which includes places like Margaret River, Swan Valley and Fremantle. It is always the best to self-drive in Perth as taxis are not cheap and it is more convenient to drive around as you get to see, visit and explore more.
Fremantle is a major port city in Western Australia (state of Perth) and it is also known as Freo (nickname of Freemantle). This port city is unlike the other port cities in Australia as it is scenic, unique and plenty of things to do and see. One of the recommended things to do is the Fremantle Weekend Markets or some called it “Fremantle Institution”. Remember mark it down as it is only opens from Friday to Sunday only.
How far is Fremantle from Perth?
By driving it should take around 30-40 minutes from Perth CBD to Fremantle. No matter which state route you use, it should be less than 40 minutes without traffic jam. To be safe it should be less than an hour which is a short drive and plenty of beautiful view in between.
I visited the market last year in a media group from Malaysia and also Chef Wan. The trip was organised by Tourism of Western Australia to promote the Gourmet Escape festival.
Chef Wan also joined by more than twenty of his fans and followers for this trip.
The Fremantle Markets is not like the markets you can find in Asia. It is similar to some other markets in Australia, similar but it is not the same.
It is housed in a beautiful vintage Victorian-era building which was listed by the National Trust of Australia and the state’s Heritage Council in 1980. In my opinion, this is the Perth’s version of Melbourne’s Victoria Market.
If you are a bargain hunter, you should not miss Fremantle Markets. The markets house over 150 shops for crafts, fashion and shops in the Hall, and fresh food producers, vegetable growers and food retailers in The Yard. Thus, you will find exquisite products of all kinds including handicrafts, specialty foods, dining halls, fish, vegetables and fruits markets.
Thus, you can find souvenirs here and this is probably the place for you to get them at a bargain price. Otherwise, you can enjoy some real good food here. We spent quite some time here and we skipped a few sightseeing stops. Majority wants shopping so we spent a few hours here.
Outside of the Fremantle Markets are shopping arcades and shops. You can find many boutique shops, cafes and restaurants around here.
For more info, you can visit http://fremantlemarkets.com.au/
Fremantle Markets Address and GPS Coordinate:
Corner South Terrace & Henderson Street Fremantle,
Western Australia, 6959
GPS: -32.055872, 115.749257
Fremantle Markets Opening Hours:
Sat & Sun 8am-6pm
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
This trip is sponsored by Tourism of Western Australia and we flew with Malaysia Airlines.