Our flights took us Phoenix > Los Angeles > Auckland > Perth, a total of about 36 hours door-to-door. Knowing this would be a grueling trip we cashed in frequent flyer miles and came business class. Air New Zealand treated us right and we arrived relatively rested.
Australia was established by the British as a penal colony. And, Fremantle is the site of one of the original prisons. The prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Jail, is a World Heritage Site. It was constructed between 1851 and 1859, using convict labor. We enjoyed an interesting tour of the site.