Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

The Fishing Boat Harbour in Fremantle is WA’s largest working port and is home to over 400 fishing boats. The harbour was built in 1919 when a 300 metre breakwater was constructed to provide an anchorage for fishing vessels.  

Many of the fishing enterprises housed at the Fishing Boat Harbour are descended from the Italian towns of Molfetta on the Adriatic Sea, and Capo d’Orlando in Sicily, and many families of the original fisherman still fish out of Fremantle today. It was actually a small fishing industry until it was subject to worldwide focus following Australia II winning the Americas Cup, which resulted in major development over a very short period of time.

The Fishing Boat Harbour today is still a very busy working port, and is home to over a dozen restaurants, many serving traditional fish and chips, the Shipwreck Museum, a fresh fish market, accommodation and a brewery. Shop for freshly caught seafood, soak up the ambiance and watch the fishing boats come and go while enjoying the world’s finest fresh fish. An experience not to be missed during your visit to WA.


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