Built by convicts in the 19th century and used to house them until 1991, Fremantle Prison is the only UNESCO-certified building in Western Australia, meaning that it is a landmark of true historic value. One of the first buildings constructed in the Perth area during its initial settlement, you can tour the grounds and boat-accessible tunnels beneath the building, as well as explore the site where men were hanged. Tours, which can include up to four separate options and can take over two hours, cost from A$18.50 to A$99 for adults. Even the most basic of tours brings the prison alive with stories of notorious characters, daring escape attempts, and the people who labored in the murky, subterranean passageways. Also be sure to check out the rotating selection of convict art that is on display.
Note:Fremantle is a half an hour drive south from Perth along Leach Highway and Kwinana Freeway.