Fremantle (for Perth), Australia
Known as the 'Western Gateway to Australia', Fremantle is located at the mouth of the Swan River, where it flows into the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean.
The port established here by English settlers in 1829 became a little-known neighbour of nearby Perth with a population of dockers and fishermen, who were joined during the 1970s by writers and artists in search of cheap accommodation.
It was not until Fremantle was chosen as the venue for the America's Cup in 1986-7 that the city enjoyed a renaissance.
Beginning in 1983, the colonial buildings were restored, the harbour was expanded and Fremantle became one of the best-preserved 19th-century seaports in the world. Today's visitors to what is fondly referred to as 'Freo' can enjoy the colonial atmosphere, attractive architecture and glorious beaches, as well as numerous historic landmarks.