Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

4.6
On the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of 11 Australian Convict Sites, Fremantle Prison paints a vivid image of the country's penal-colony history. Convicts built the prison in the 1850s. Today you can explore the prison on a guided tour, including a torch-lit option. Navigate tunnels 20 m (65 ft) beneath the ground on foot and by boat. The prison art gallery sells pieces created by current and ex-prisoners in Western Australia. Plan your Fremantle Prison visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fremantle using our Fremantle online trip maker.
Create an itinerary including Fremantle Prison
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fremantle Prison Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,991 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • So far there is only one UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site in Western Australia - besides 3 UNESCO World Heritage Nature Sites - and this one is part of the 11 places that have been included in the....  more »
  • This was our first visit and didn’t know what to expect. There are a selection of tours covering various aspects of the prisons history. Each tour is around one and a quarter hours and is very...  more »
Google
  • Great attraction with so much history and stories of what went on here. Easy to get to and worth a visit. Most of the staff were really nice. But there were a couple of security members that acted like nasty prison guards and you were prisoners (rather than paying customers). A customer service course is required to get them up to the same level of the venue.
  • We did the tunnel and prison tours. Don’t tell Simon, but he did an amazing job on the tunnel tour. He just needs better “Dad” jokes in his arsenal. At 6’4” I found the tunnels pretty accessible even though low at times, but definitely worth the effort. The boating was brilliant and we all very much enjoyed it.
Places to stay near Fremantle Prison

Plan your trip to Fremantle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Fremantle

See all ›
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Fremantle

4.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:3 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:8 h
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Fremantle

4.2
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min

Museums in Fremantle

4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Fremantle

3.7
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Wildlife in Fremantle

4.5
Duration:8 h
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.1
Duration:8 h