Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a commercial marina in Fremantle, Western Australia adjacent to the more recently constructed Challenger Harbour. It provides large sheltered mooring areas, wharf space for vessels up to 60 metres, refuelling facilities and support services to the Fremantle fishing industry.

The harbour was built in 1919 when a 300-metre breakwater was constructed to provide an anchorage for fishing vessels. South Jetty was immediately adjacent and included a fish market which was removed in 1929. A southern breakwater was constructed in 1962 and land reclaimed to house fishing companies and service industries. Between 1969 and 1972, up to 120 fishing boats were housed in the harbour and in 1982, construction of a boat lifting facility commenced. Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is now surrounded by a well established tourism precinct, and over a dozen restaurants and a brewery are immediately adjacent.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
And also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
And also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.

PS: I am travelling at the moment so I am not able to visit your blogs as much as I would have wished to.


  1. Hi Nick, are those big ships for leisure cruises? They are beautiful.

  2. Very nice place to visit. Enjoy your travel:)

  3. I also live in an old fishing port, although with the strict US fishing regulations, the fleet is only 20% of what it was 25 yrs. ago....sad to see this happen...great photos espec. the last!

  4. interesting ships. Would like to stroll there and watch them. :)


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