On a cold grey November day in London, let me whisk you to the sunny shores of Fremantle in Western Australia.
A city officially, but with the feeling of a laidback seaside town, Fremantle has retained many beautiful old wooden buildings and while this may give it a quaint air, it is very much a contemporary lively place packed with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a great market, open late, with lots of food options. Beer lovers will love the selection of brewpubs and microbreweries. There are many reasons that Fremantle should be your first stop in Western Australia, one important one is that Fremantle is a relaxed spot that is close to the airport but not close enough that you can hear it. It was a tonic for my jet lag having flown in from London.