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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a cruise down to Fremantle via the Swan River, it was quite enjoyable. River is clean n nice and many sports activities are held in this river.

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the best rivers that I've seen in Australia it's path along the verge is great and plantings of trees on it surrounds is brilliant

Thank Aussiebd
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really nice way to see a lot more of Perth for not very much! Comfy ferry ambles up the river and friendly staff point out the highlights. Fremantle a gem. Highly recommended.

Thank David J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really doesn't matter where you pull up on the Swan plenty of space to park your but and have a picnic or just enjoy the view. Lots of BBQ's and play area's, and or spots to throw a fishing line in. Something I love doing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful to walk along river. Great scenery and views towards Perth city. Started our walk from Elizabeth Quay.

Thank MateEeMa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

so many beautiful places to walk, capturing the views of Perth city and enjoying the vast expanse of sparkling blue water. take a boat ride, swim, watch the dolphins, count the swans , spot the pelicans, marvel at the millionaire homes or laze on the...More

Thank philandrita
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited many world capital cities & their rivers In terms of natural beauty, water quality, recreational use, sympathetic riverside development & accessibility the Swan ranks right up there with the best

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a train into Elizabeth Quay, the ferry over to South Perth then walked along the river to the causeway and back to the Lucky Shag for lunch. This was about 6-7km and there was a separate walking path the whole way. Everything is...More

Thank wendyian
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a business trip and jet lag got me up at 530am. So decided as my hotel was near the river, that I would take an early morning walk before work. Took many photos, had a good walking/bike path to walk along and...More

Thank TeamJoAdam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Fremantle for visit and back to Perth by ferry. A very pleasant leisurely way to travel back and some good views including if very expensive properties

Thank Jodian
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bucqharri
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
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TheSheros
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jilszie | Reviewed this property |
Air con is the norm. Aug is usuallywet and cool
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Christine74442
25 May 2015|
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Response from Rowley51 | Reviewed this property |
Ours certainly did.
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