Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise
See the sights of Perth and Fremantle on an attraction-packed half-day tour that takes in the city and beaches. You’ll see panoramic views over Perth from Kings Park, admire Cottesloe’s long golden beach and tour Fremantle’s historic buildings and harbor setting. You also have the option to take a cruise back to Perth from Fremantle along the Swan River.
Be picked up from your Perth hotel, or join the tour at the Barrack Street Jetty overlooking the Swan River, then make your first stop on your Perth half-day tour at the stunning Kings Park Botanic Gardens. From this elevated vantage point you can see fabulous views of the Perth city skyline, and catch more glimpses above the tree canopy when you take a walk along the Tree Top Walkway. Keep a lookout for the 750-year-old baobab tree, relocated here from the central Australian desert.
Then board your air-conditioned coach and listen to onboard commentary as you take a tour of Perth’s city sights, including the legendary WACA cricket ground, the modernist bell tower next to the Swan River, the historic town hall and Perth’s grand main street, St Georges Terrace.
Your city tour then heads to the coast to visit Perth’s most famous stretch of sand, Cottesloe Beach, with its gently curving bay and elegant century-old hotel.
Heading south, follow the Stirling Highway over the Swan River to the historic port of Fremantle, where the river meets the sea. Admire the port’s prized collection of convict-built landmarks and heritage colonial-era buildings dating from the 1880s. If you’re visiting Fremantle on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you won’t want to miss a visit to the community markets, where you can browse for unique gifts and purchase locally grown produce.
Leaving Fremantle, return to Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty by air-conditioned coach. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to return to the jetty on a Swan River cruise, which allows you to admire Perth’s waterfront homes and other river sights.