Fremantle Accommodation - Beacon on the Hill is a fully self-contained and furnished villa in a quiet complex close to transport, the beach and Fremantle. We offer three bedrooms with a comfortable living area, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. A good-sized, private backyard with full barbeque facilities make outdoor dining pleasant and enjoyable. Beacon on the Hill comfortably sleeps 4 people, with provisions for extras if required. A cot and high chair are available on request.
Located at the mouth of the Swan River on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Fremantle offers a uniquely distinctive cosmopolitan atmosphere found nowhere else in Western Australia. Its architecture, tourist attractions, local arts, markets, cafes, pubs, restaurants, open parks and beaches make it a great place to visit. Quite simply - theres something here for everyone
Beacon on the Hill is located high on the Beaconsfield ridge, 2 kilometres south east of the centre of Fremantle. It enjoys ocean views from the front of the complex, and a cool sea breeze in summer. An easy walk to transport, and a short trip by bus, will have you on Fremantles famous Cappuccino Strip, or enjoying the beach in no time. Shopping and supermarket facilities are also close by.
Places to visit
The round house was built in 1831 as a prison, and is the states oldest building.Guides provide tours explaining the early history of Fremantle
Constructed by convicts between 1851 and 1855 this daunting building was in use as a maximum security prison until 1991. It is open from 10 to 6 every day. A candlelit tour is available a couple of times a week.
Museum and Arts centre
Houses two of Fremantles most significant cultural attractions. This magnificent neo-gothic building was constructed by convicts in the 1860s to serve as the colonys first lunatic asylum Today the centre offers exhibitions and creative arts.
Located behind the apartment block.
This memorial reserve is Fremantles heritage and National Trust listed War memorial. The reserve has magnificent ocean views and is a short stroll from central Fremantle.
Fishing Boat Harbour
A special feature of Fremantle is its maritime atmosphere and this can best be appreciated on a stroll around Fishing Boat Harbour. This is a working harbour all year round and you may see fresh seafood being offloaded from the fishing boats ready for export or the local market. There are many waterfront restaurants with spectacular ocean views to be enjoyed at Fishing Boat Harbour.
Hop on a tram for a guided tour of Fremantle’s best attractions with interesting and informative commentary. Book a history tour, waterfront or even a ghostly tour.
E Shed Markets
Over 100 stalls with unique gifts and souvenirs, local arts and crafts and international food hall. Located in a restored warehouse on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay wharf.
The Freo CAT
When you have arrived in Fremantle the easiest way to get around is with the popular Fremantle CAT service. CAT buses complete a circuit of the city stopping at popular places of interest offering easy access to major attractions and venues. The CAT bus runs every 10 minutes 7 days a week between 7.30am and 6.30pm on weekdays and 10am and 6.30 on weekends.