one are the days of timber tall ships sailing into Fremantle port at dusk, pulling up after months at sea.
Nowadays, the port’s main traffic is far less fairy-tale in appearance. Big, steel barges loaded with shipping containers come and go, and the port’s iconic cargo cranes dominate the skyline.
But not all remnants of Fremantle’s bygone shipping era have been lost. Seek out Darling Darling, a speakeasy-style bar in Fremantle’s charming west end, and you’ll be transported back to the days and the haunts of the seafarers that once frequented the area.