In this post, I will share the things to do in Fremantle, our journey to Cottesloe Beach and the Perth City night market.
Captain Cook Cruise
There are several options of transports to go to Fremantle, you can either take train, self-drive or cruise.
I pre-booked Perth-Fremantle scenery cruise from TripSpin online booking website, then back to Perth with train, so that my mum could enjoy different scenery view along the journey.
The cruise terminal located at Barrack Street Jetty, just besides another tourist attraction, The Bell Tower. We didn’t have time to visit The Bell Tower but managed to snap a few photos with the tower, pretending I was there. Ha…
Perth Explorer Hop On Hop Off Tram station located at Barrack Street Jetty too. They have many tours available with tram and cruises for tourists to explore Perth. Ticket can be purchased online or on the spot.
By the way, check out Hello Perth website too, as the websites may have some exclusive discount coupons for the tours and even dining.
All right, back to my cruise topic. After boarding the cruise, don’t forget to go to the cruise front deck for the best view of Perth city. Front deck is the best position for selfie and snap the best scenery view of Perth…!
Things to do in Fremantle
Upon arriving Victoria Quay in the Fremantle Harbour, the first thing we saw was E-sheds Market, a weekend market operates on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday only. It’s a good place to hunt your souvenirs with good price, and also fashion and jewellery.
To my surprise, many Malaysians own a shop there, speaking Malays.
After bagged your souvenirs, hop on Fremantle tram just outside the market or catch the free Fremantle CAT bus which will brings you exploring Fremantle.
Our next destination is Fremantle Market, another busy weekend indoor market to hunt for local food, local produces, clothes and handicraft. My mum was eyeing on all the big and fresh fruits and excited to have many free fruits tasting. Lol.
Well, the market wasn’t as big as I thought. We spent an hour there only exploring the local food and handicraft before heading on to Fishing Boat Harbour for the famous fresh seafood lunch.
Oh ya, there’s a Shipwreck Gallery situated opposite the seafood restaurant. We entered the museum with a token of donation at AUD1 only.
Time for the delicious seafood ! There were two famous restaurants there, Kailis Fish Market and Cicerello’s. I opted for Cicerello’s after surveyed online.
This was our most expensive meal in Perth, AUD35.60 per plate of mix grilled and fry seafood…!
After treated our stomach, we departed back to Perth by train. I wanted to explore one of the beautiful beach in Perth on the way back.
If you have time, there are many other things to do in Fremantle in fact, e.g The Round House, WA Maritime Museum, shops in town and etc.
Departed from Fremantle Train Station, we stopped at Cottesloe Station and walked to the beach.
The hotel concierge told me that the beach just 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. But I was so regret and guilty because I made my mum walked for few kilometers to reach the beach! What an inaccurate information from the concierge!
Well, it was a beautiful beach and you will be enjoying if bring bikini for sun bathing. Hehe…
I was worrying no transport back to Perth so didn’t dare to stay long. Quickly hopped on Transperth bus in front of the beach, and took the train at one of the station as train was much faster than bus.
The 2 zone train ticket was valid for 4 hours but I wasted another 10 bucks for the Transperth fare. Anyway, worth it as long my mum didn’t need to walk few more kilometers.
Perth City Night Market
Back to Perth, at last the night was lively because it was Friday! There was an Autumn night market in Central Business District. The CAT bus will be operated slightly late too during the weekend.
Basically the market was international food fiesta. I even spotted Malaysia satay on charcoal stall there!
Guess what was our dinner? Japanese pancake with noodle. Hehe…
My Other Tips
The supplements in Australia are pretty cheap. If you are traveling there, grab some high strength fish oil, honey and etc. I ‘imported’ 7 bottles of fish oil, while saw other travelers luggage full of fish oil, crazy….
My Sweet Bonding Trip With Mum
We gotta packed the luggage the same night to fly back next day. It was such an unforgettable memory traveling with mum, chit chatting in room, browsing the photos together.
You knew, I didn’t subscribed to any mobile roaming and data plan there. The phone was purely for photographing and browsing photos. No distraction checking on messages and facebooking while enjoying the vacation. You want to try…? 😉
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