TIME Magazine has released its coveted list of the world’s greatest places, and one Australian city has made the cut.

Listed along with Bail, Jamaica and San Francisco is Western Australia’s city of Fremantle, which is located on the southern shores of Perth. The Great Barrier reef was the only other Australian region to be mentioned on TIME’s “Greatest Places of 2022”.

The prestigious publication wrote that Fremantle made the cut because of its beautiful landscape, as well as it’s vast dining options.

“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, mini-golf, arcade games, and cocktails.”

Some of the popular restaurants that TIME mentioned include Old Courthouse, Gage Roads brewery and Jetty.

City of Fremantle acting Mayor Frank Mofflin spoke of the city’s excitement about making the list.

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“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,” he said.

“With people able to travel again you can definitely notice there are a lot more visitors around and Freo is getting it’s buzz back.”

Check out the entire list of Time’s Greatest Places of 2022 below:

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Park City, Utah
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Dolni Morava, Czech Republic
  • Seoul
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Ahmedabad, India
  • Nairobi
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Historic Silk Road Sites, Uzbekistan
  • Sao Paulo
  • Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan
  • Devon, England
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • International Space Station
  • Kyushu Island, Japan
  • Rapa Nui, Chile
  • Salta, Argentina
  • Portree, Scotland
  • Tofino, British Columbia
  • Boracay, Philippines
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Miami
  • El Chalten, Argentina
  • Bogota
  • The Alentejo, Portugal
  • Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
  • Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Setouchi Islands, Japan
  • Calabria, Italy
  • San Francisco
  • Skelleftea, Sweden
  • Copenhagen
  • Marseilles
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Istambul
  • Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Jamaica
  • Fremantle, Western Australia
  • Toronto
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
  • Portland, Ore

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