Our excursion is to Fremantle Prison. We are joining the Convict Prison Tour at 14:15. The coach leaves UWA Tennis Courts at 13:30 (near Hackett Drive) (add map). It will take us directly to the prison, so please get lunch first.

The convict tour promises the following:

Discover the history of Fremantle Prison from its construction in the 1850s until the end of the convict era in 1886. Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported from Great Britain and Ireland, how they built their own prison and helped shape the future of Western Australia. Discover our history through their stories.

After the tour we encourage you to wander around Fremantle town - it has recently been described as the best example of an urban walkable city in Western Australia!

Things to do in Fremantle after escaping the prison:



Wandering down any of Market Street, South Terrace or High Street, you will find plenty of Fremantle original stores worth a perusal. Some suggestions...

wine bars




Most of the beer places/wine bars offer food, but those below are restaurants first and foremost.

For the return journey - the train goes from Fremantle to the CBD, or, the 998 bus takes you to UWA along Stirling Highway, stopping opposite the campus. (Bus drivers will accept cash for ticket, try to have exact fare.)