Soak & Plunge

Bodily experiments in hot outdoor bathing and cold water immersion by the sea

Soak, the outdoor elemental experience with a difference returns bringing the comforts of a hot bath in winter’s cold embrace. You are invited to submerge, unwind and watch the world go by alongside our bold coastal landscape.  This year to extend the options for wild immersion we introduce Plunge. 

Plunge is inspired by travel stories, rugged landscapes and European naturist traditions. Plunge is a super fresh moment in time – a quick cool down from a warm soak. The immersion lasts seconds but is a refreshing jolt – for the body, mind and soul.

Plunge joins Soak on the raw winter coast of Fremantle. Between plunging and soaking bathers are invited to sit by the cool of the Indian Ocean and contemplate nature. Inspired by communal bathing and Nordic traditions the experience of moving between contrasting temperatures dates back over 2000 years. So, bring your bathers and prepare to be enlivened. 

Refreshments, assorted lotions and treats provided. 

Soak has been bathing legacy since the Fremantle Festival embraced the winter wilds – originally presented as a creative collaboration led by local artist Jesse Lee.

Information & Ticketing


Fremantle Waterfront


Fri 12 – Sun 14 August & Tues 16 – Sat 20 August

2:30pm, 5pm & 7:30pm daily


$50 +BF

Top Image: Jesse Lee

Bottom Image: Rebecca Mansell