The capital city of Western Australia, Perth is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations. It has an easy going outdoor atmosphere and a friendly lifestyle that is part of the city’s charm. There are also spectacular beaches and hot dry summers which attract surfers, scuba divers and water sport enthusiasts from around the world.
This city is served by the port of Fremantle which is approximately twelve miles or 19 kms to the south of the city. Plenty of hotels can be found in either Perth and Fremantle close to the cruise passenger terminal.
Fremantle in Australia has a personality all of its own where writers, musicians and artists like to mix, hang out and show off their work. There are plenty of historical buildings, museums, art galleries, pubs and cafes here that are a few of the reasons why so many visitors choose to book cheap and great value hotels here.
If you are arriving in Fremantle close to the cruise terminal and thinking about staying for a couple of days to explore the area, check out hotels, apartments as well as bed and breakfast deals. There’s a good range of accommodation to choose from close to the port along with regular train and bus services to and from Perth.
Another option is to stay in downtown Perth, located around 20 to 30 minutes away by car or train.
Boutique b&b accommodation in Fremantle city centre, 5 min. walk from the harbour and Bathers Beach.
Fremantle Cruise Port of Perth in Australia
Cruise ships dock at the main cruise terminal named Fremantle Passenger Terminal, which is located on Victoria Quay at berths F and G. Victoria Quay is an easy stroll from the downtown area (1km) and the railway station. The terminal is well served by taxi’s as well.
Fremantle Cruise Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay
Cruise ships dock at either the Fremantle Passenger Terminal or D Berth on Victoria Quay in the bustling commercial port area. Both piers are located within close distance of the city centre and railway station, as well as the Fremantle Maritime Museum and the Rottnest Ferry Terminals. There are numerous hotels in close vicinity to Victoria Quay.
The Fremantle passenger terminal offers free wi-fi when ships are in port, as well as a cafe and bar.
Address: Peter Hughes Drive, Victoria Quay, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
The ferry terminal is located on Shed B at Victoria Quay. Rottnest express ferries connect Fremantle with Rottnest Island. Oceanic Cruises provides whale watching tours (in season), while Captain Cook Cruises offers a range of cruising options, between the Port City of Fremantle, the City of Perth and the upper Swan Valley.
Staying in Fremantle or Perth
Why not reserve budget, medium or high range hotel accommodation in Fremantle which is also renowned for its relaxed bars and a great opportunity to meet the friendly locals. Weekends are especially popular here so if you want a slice of the action, make arrangements to book a cheap hotel to join in the fun.
For anyone wishing to use the services of the port maybe to go on a cruise vacation, then staying in Fremantle is the best option due to its close proximity to the terminal building.
What’s more, it will only take around twenty minutes by train, bus or taxi to travel into the fascinating city of Perth.
The cheapest way to see what the city has to offer is to buy a SmartRider card which is valid for all buses and trains within certain zones. This will give you the chance to see King’s Park, the Zoo, the Army Museum and the city’s acclaimed Art Gallery.
During your time in Perth for something a little different, why not take the kids to Adventure World or have a night out at His Majesty’s Theatre?
On your trip to Down Under how about taking a sightseeing tour of the John Forrest National Park, the Munday Regional Park, Heirisson Island or spend the day on Floreat Beach?
Take a short cruise ride to Penguin Island in a glass bottomed boat where you might see sea lions, fish, crabs and limestone reefs.
After a day of adventure, it’s reassuring to know you can return to comfortable, cheap hotels only minutes away from the cruise port and terminal.
Naturally, when searching for a hotel, an apartment, studio, B&B or hostel you will want to stay within your budget. The best way to do this is to plan ahead by searching online to find the latest accommodation deals and special offers.
Fremantle’s town centre is a relaxing place to wander around, grab a snack or have a coffee.
Check out the Maritime Museum to get an idea of how thing’s used to be in days gone by and Victoria Quay which is a modern building that has a range of interesting galleries.
Weekends are market days in town where you can spend a few hours shopping at local stalls that sell a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, jewellery, ceramics and antiques, great for souvenirs.
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Voyages all year round
Voyages depart or arrive at Perth (Fremantle) all year round, however the busiest season is from November to March.
When arriving by plane, most passengers will arrive at either the domestic or international terminal of Perth Airport.
Domestic terminals 3 and 4 are about 12 km or 7,5 miles from Perth CBD, while the international terminal is located approx. 17km or 11miles from central Perth.
Both terminals are approximately 30 kms form Fremantle CBD and the cruise passenger port.
A Perth Airport Shuttle (CONNECT) and regular buses provide a direct service between the airport and Perth CBD. Taxi’s are also available.
The parking area in front the Passenger Terminal Building is designed for set down and pick-up only. Short-term parking is available at the C & D Sheds on Victoria Quay.
Overnight parking is not available in front of the Passenger Terminal. Nearest car parks are located further west near C and D Sheds at the wharf on Victoria Quay. Parking include short, medium and long-term options but tis parking is not undercover nor is it secure. Fremantle’s CBD has short, medium and long-term parking options as well. A secure, undercover, long-term parking can be found at Queensgate Car Park, in Henderson St, Fremantle (opposite the Police Station). more information
Currency and Language
The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).
English is the main spoken language in the country.
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