A cool place to visit
WINTERWORLD LATEST ATTRACTION
FREMANTLE Mayor Brad Pettitt wants to make Fremantle a yearround destination.
To tempt tourists and families alike to the harbour town, Winterworld Fremantle is on again, offering ice skating, log fires, mulled wine and a snow pit.
Dr Pettitt said it was “really important” to have winter activities on in Freo.
“Fremantle is a great summer destination, but I think making it a destination for families in winter is key,” he said.
“Winterworld has the largest ice rink in Australia as I understand it; it’s good to have it back as it is a popular event.”
Last year 60,000 people attended the event and this year organisers are hoping for more. The event will also feature snow sisters musical mornings, free kids activities and freedom fairies.
Dr Pettitt said there were plenty of things that already made Fremantle a great winter destination.
“The hidden treasures is on, winter music festival, you have Winterworld; our plan is to build on it for the future,” he said.
“Next year the Fremantle Festival is also moving to winter.”
Dr Pettitt said he would be ice skating at the festival.
“One of my earliest memories
of Freo as a kid was ice skating where ‘Metros’ was,” he said.
“I will definitely have a go.”
Mayor Brad Pettitt gets his skates on.