Hello, Bonjour, Ciao, Ahoj, Ni Hao, Hola, and Welcome to Fremantle! My name is Niall Campbell, and whilst I have Irish blood, my heart is well and truly Freo!
If you're on this website, the chances are we're kindred spirits in that we both love to travel! In the past, if I was touring around the world for business or on holidays I would always try and make time for a walking tour to get a feel for the place I was in.
I found it was such a great way to soak up the atmosphere and history of the place. I also found that the free ones tended to be just as good if not better than the expensive ones!
On returning to my beloved home town of Fremantle, I noticed that there was no such service for the many tourists and travellers who pass through this historic city, so I decided to provide one, and Fremantle Walking tours was born!
We believe that the best way to connect with a place is to get the 'inside tour' from a passionate local. What is more, we believe in the generosity of human beings. We also know that if we provide people with incredible value in terms of an unforgettable experience, then they will reward us in kind. Most of the people who take our tour feel this way, and as such we are therefore able to provide the tour for free!
Fremantle is an incredible place. A place that is simply dripping with stories. Stories of convict escapees, immigrants hitting the big time, and buskers pouring their heart and soul into the streets. Stories of triumph and failure, of depression-era poverty and boom-time opulence. Stories of the indigenous people who were following their songlines on this terra firma for tens of thousands of years before a white foot touched white sand. Fremantle is changing. Even if you have been to our fair port city before, let us show you whats been happening since you've been on walkabout. There is a statue in north Fremantle of a man surveying the coastline, and chiselled into the stone underneath his feet it says,
'FREMANTLE - A CITY OF CONSEQUENCE'
Every time I cruise past that I give him a nod and think 'too right mate'