Don't Miss in Perth (Fremantle)
Round House: Western Australia's original prison and oldest public building, the Round House, has great beach views. A gold coin donation will get you inside (15 Captains Lane; 08 9336 6897; open daily, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.)
Fremantle Prison: This high security prison was built by convicts in 1850. (1 The Terrace; Saturday to Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; 08 9336 9200; Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am to 9 pm.)
WA Maritime Museum: It's home to America's Cup-winning Australia II, but you'll also find Cold War-era submarine, HMAS Ovens and pearl luggers here. (Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive; 1300 134 081; 9.30 am to 5 pm.)
Fremantle Markets: With 150 stalls to browse, the Fremantle Markets is the place to shop for gourmet food and must-have souvenirs. (South Terrace and Henderson streets; 08 9335 2515; open Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8 am to 6 pm.)
Rottnest Island: Jump on a ferry from Fremantle and you can explore some of the 60 beaches and secluded bays on Rotty. It's also home to cute little furry creatures called quokkas. The Rottnest Express takes about 25 minutes from Fremantle to Rottnest and leaves from Victoria Quay (1300 476 688).
Fremantle Arts Centre: This neo-Gothic-style building was constructed by convicts in 1860 as a 'lunatic' asylum. The Fremantle Arts Centre hosts exhibitions by a wide range of local, national and international artists (1 Finnerty Street; 08 9432 9555; open daily, 10 am to 5 pm).