Fremantle Markets, Perth
The Freemantle market is a collection of artisan stalls including clothing, trinkets and boomerangs. I walked about taking photographs, using my zoom lens, enjoying the action of the market. And, yes, we bought a boomerang as a souvenir from Australia.
The Fremantle Markets are a must see when in the area. The Markets have been in Fremantle since 1897 and have become an icon. The Markets have a variety of vendors selling their wares out of stalls. There is something for everyone from food, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, hone goods and plenty of prepared food. The Great Hall of the market showcases their dining venues and Market Bar. The food is international with Turkish, French, Japanese and Vietnamese blending in with the local fare.
The Markets are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Frementle or "Fleo" gives a more historical feel than Perth city. In the market, there are many shops selling local handicrafts and food products. Things that I must buy... 1st: Nougats(1kg--AUD28) 2nd:Printed T-shirts(AUD15) 3rd: Strawberry coated with melted chocolates(AUD1). Things that I like: Wooden crafts.(From: AUD5 onwards) Down the road, U can find the BEST Fish and Chips(abt AUD8) and Oysters(abt AUD 12) from Cicerello's Restaurant. Frementle markets are opened on weekends and there is late night shopping till 9pm on thursday night. Within Frementle itself, you can hop on to the free CAT shuttle bus service to get around the city:)
Fremantle Markets was built as a market hall in 1897. On weekends, this area is bustling with people coming for shopping from Perth and around. You can find clothes, snacks, fruits and vegetables as well as accessories, jewellery and much more. Take the orange cat from train station to reach Fremantle Markets. It is open on Fridays from 9am to 9pm, on weekends from 9am to 5pm
Heard a lot about this market. Visited it on the first i was there in Perth.The 2nd hand bookstore was interesting, but most of the other stuffs are from Thailand or China.Didnt find anything special here.
In seagoing days Fremantle was the western gateway to Australia. Millions of migrants arrived by ship and many made the area their home. Jet travel changed Fremantle’s prominence as a destination but the port city was rejuvenated when it became the centre of world attention during the Australian defence of the America's Cup in 1987
For a small place Fremantle has a lot going for it. You can easily spend a day or two here visiting all the museums and people watching on the Cappuchino strip.
Highlights would include:
The Cappuchino strip: South Terrace, a whole street of bars, restaurants and coffee house, a great place to watch the world go by.
Fremantle market: On weekends at the end of south terrace, a funky indoor markets with gourmet food, hippie trinkets, fruit and veg and even a massage. Good for souvenirs and trinkets.
E SHed markets, not as good as the main market but worth a stroll around.
Martime museum: excellent tales of life on the waves
Old Gaol: where you went if you did'nt behave yourself!
You can also catch cruises to Rottnest Island from here
Captain Cook Cruises offers scenic cruises departing three times daily from Perth . All cruises include an informative Captain’s commentary, tea, coffee and biscuits .
The easiest way to get around Fremantle apart from walking - the route begins and ends outside the Fremantle Bus/Train terminus, and runs about every 10 mins and takes in all the major sights.
I'm under the impression that most tourists go to Fremantle by ferry. However, there's also the option of going by train. The train ride is only 30 minutes and the cost is only $3.10 one-way (which I think is cheaper than ferry).
It's located in an old Victorian building and once you step inside, you'll be blown away by the wide array of goods i.e. australian arts/crafts, jewellery, sheepskins, opals, shells, clothings, antiques, food, fresh produce and many more. You can also sample the local fruits, veggies, cheese, fudges, coffees and other yummy treats. It's open Fri (9am-9pm), Sat (9am-5pm), Sun (10am-5pm), Monday public holidays only (10am-5pm). You can also enjoy the entertainment put up by street performers just outside the market.
Fremantle Markets is quite big with many stalls selling gifts and momentos such as sheepskin and leather goods, pottery and food.
However, the prices are not really that cheap at the markets.
Another place that we checked out was E-shed Markets. It's namely that cos the market is located at the E-shed. For instance, the Motor Museum is at B-shed.
Its the oldest and most interesting markets in WA and has even won awards!
The Fremantle Market is an authentic piece of Western Australian history. Originally built as a market hall in 1897, this grand old Victorian building was authentically and lovingly restored to be reborn on October 31, 1975.
It has hundreds of exciting stalls offering everything from furnishings, prints, pottery and cane-ware to authentic antiques and antiquarian books.
You'll find the biggest and best fashion range around, with brilliant jewellery, great clothes and accessories.
They have got unique Western Australian gifts and mementos like sheepskin and leather goods, jarrah and cane products, dried wildflowers, opals, local shells and pottery. Choose something different for the folks back home.
Markets. There are extensive art and craft markets in many suburbs, especially Fremantle, Wanneroo, Subiaco.
Large range of 'unique australian' items in one area, with some spectacular arts and crafts.