Fremantle, WA

Fremantle is one of the best preserved 19th century seaports in the world, with over 150 buildings classified by the National Trust.

Straddling Fremantle Harbour on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the town is rich in maritime history, the Western Australia Maritime Museum boasting an internationally important collection of shipwreck relics some dating back to the Dutch sailors of the 17th century. Still a world famous sailing destination, Fremantle was once home to the America's Cup

The best way to get a feel for Fremantle is to relax at one of the many alfresco cafes on the cappuccino strip in South Terrace - one of the most cosmopolitan streets in Australia.

You'll be entertained by a pavement sideshow of buskers.

It has two boutique brewerie - Little Creature near the fishing fleet harbour and the Monk brewery near the centre of the city.

When Fremantle hosted the 1987 America's Cup, the city was treated to a facelift, and the festivities have never really stopped.