One Australian city has been dubbed “one of the greatest places of 2022” by a prominent international magazine.
The port city of Fremantle in Western Australia has been labelled “one of the greatest places of 2022” by a prominent international magazine.
Leading US magazine Time has named the “bustling” city among its list of 50 must-visit regions for international travellers.
Fremantle, 20km southwest of Perth, is listed alongside destinations such as Bali, Toronto, Seoul and Miami.
Just two Aussie hot spots were highlighted in the list, with the Great Barrier Reef taking out the best location to “eat, drink and be Aussie”.
The publication said Fremantle’s food scene was the driving force behind the city being singled out.
“After nearly 700 days of pandemic shutdown, the Australian port city of Fremantle is bustling with food and drink openings,” Time wrote.
“The district includes ironically named FOMO’s hawker-style food stalls serving pho, ramen, kebabs, burgers and even fried ice cream, and Funlab offers an array of, well, fun: bowling, minigolf, arcade games, and cocktails.”
To compile this list of the World’s Greatest Places, Time solicited nominations of places from its international network of correspondents, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
Acting Mayor Frank Mofflin said inclusion on the World’s Greatest Places list is proof of how important Fremantle is for tourism in WA.
“Fremantle has always been blessed to have popular attractions such as Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, Fishing Boat Harbour, the famous Cappuccino Strip and the historic West End,” he said.
“But recently there have been so many other great places opening up in Freo, including the new FOMO precinct at Walyalup Koort and a whole range of exciting new bars, restaurants and hospitality venues.
“Throughout the Covid pandemic, the City of Fremantle has been working hard to keep Freo top of mind for visitors through our This Is Fremantle campaign and other marketing activities, and we’re continuing to do so now the borders are open again.”
The list of some of the top 50 best travel destinations for 2022 can be found here, with the full version available on newsstands on Friday, July 15.