One of Western Australia’s earliest settlements, Fremantle, also known in the Noongar language as Walyalup (place of the woylie) is a working port city located at the mouth of the Derbarl Yerrigan / Swan River.
Established on a series of limestone hills, many of the city’s impressive heritage buildings are constructed from this local limestone. Today Fremantle is well known for its vibrant cafe culture, micro breweries, galleries, street entertainers, and fishing boat harbour.
Fremantle is also home to two fabulous bookshops. New Edition Bookshop was established more than 30 years ago and is now considered a Fremantle institution. Just down the street from New Edition is Paper Bird Books & Children’s Arts, a dedicated kids story house.