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Swan River

Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Perth's favourite playground, the Swan River is a stunning waterway which winds its way from the Darling Scarp to Fremantle. This natural attraction is popular location for Perth locals and visitors to enjoy a day out boating, fishing, skiing, paddling, swimming, picnicking or simply enjoying its vista.Rich in environmental and cultural values, the Swan River was named Derbal Yerrigan by the local Aboriginals who believe that the river was created by the rainbow serpent ‘Waugal’, a dreamtime spirit taking the form of a giant snake. It is believed that the Waugal created creeks, waterholes, lakes and valleys on its journey to the ocean.
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Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Reviewed yesterday

The Swan River is one of the big highlights of Perth. The River is a playground for the young and the old be it walking or riding along the many river pathways or swimming or sailing on its waters. The views of the river from...More

Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely river view. Good for walking around n taking lots of pics. There was an rowing competition while I was there so tat was exciting to see. Taking boats to go around the river is also fun. Lots of ferries are available to many locations....More

Thank Malathinc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't forget to catch spectacular views of the Swan River from Kings Park. Having a picnic in Langley Park by the river is also a must.

Thank JC19751975
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From sea to farms and through the city the swan river gives you a unique Perth experience and let's you look into all sorts of places. Cycle, walk, drive, boat, yacht, cruise, ferry, canoe, swim of fish its all there. Best views are on the...More

Thank Izy303
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an enjoyable morning cruising the swan river. We had family on holidays from England and decided to do a trip on the river it was a great way to spend the morning . We even had dolphins following us down the river riding the...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fortunate city to have such an extraordinary body of water in the heart of the town. The many bridges take water paths in all directions and each direction has outstanding views. The water is crystal clean and watching the sailboats gliding around the...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 6 days ago

You cant miss it, no matter whether you are on the north or the south side there is lovely walking paths and great views. Walking along the south side would be a bit nicer, quieter and give a lovely view back onto the Perth City.

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a magnificent part of a Perth! The Swan River is s plessure to use all year round. When I was at school we used to have swimming lessons in it and as an adult I bring my family and we enjoy water sports on...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice area around the swan river on the south perth side, its been done really nice. Great views of the city and the people coming and going over the narrow s bridge. Nice just nice.

Thank Laceysholidays
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

City sits on the edge of this river it is beautiful and impossible to miss it joins the canning river and gives Perth its charm

Thank millym1
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3 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
Hi fisherman- sorry I didn't reply quickly. Yes, plenty of fishing spots all along the river. I'm not sure about restrictions but I think the new developments wouldn't encourage fishing- but that would be in the city's... More
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jilszie | Reviewed this property |
Air con is the norm. Aug is usuallywet and cool
25 May 2015|
Response from Rowley51 | Reviewed this property |
Ours certainly did.