Enjoy a lively walking tour of Fremantle with an 80s flavour of the America's Cup.
Join legendary local storyteller Mike Lefroy for a walking tour that brings to life the local story of the America’s Cup in Fremantle and unpack how Australia won and lost it.
Starting from the heart of the Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition, Mike will take you on a journey through the excitement of the 1983 Cup win by Australia II to the energetic changes that the 1987 Cup defence held for Fremantle.
Thrust into international prominence, the tired face of old Fremantle town was reinvigorated and re-built, with boat harbours, town centre and tourist resources found in need of an urgent ‘place-lift’.
Take a walk around Challenger and Fishing Boat harbours and visit the sites of the visiting syndicates that battled Australia for the Cup in 1987. Close to the action at the time Mike will regale you with the unofficial version of some of the exploits, celebrations and impact of this key sporting history in Fremantle.
This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear appropriate attire, sun protection and bring a drink bottle.
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