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Swan River

Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Swan River Scenic Cruise
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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

We had a picnic by the Swan River and it was so lovely, lots of parking, playground and lots happening all around the Swan. This is definitely worth having a look or nice walk.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely to walk along and enjoy that constant activity on the Swan. Beautiful views in every direction.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perth is situated on the Swan River providing a sublime water foreground to rival Sydney Harbour. Take advantage of a range of river cruise options traveling upstream towards the Swan Valley or downstream to Fremantle. There is an abundance of water sport options from a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swan River dominates the Perth skyline from many polices in the city. We stayed in Riverdaleand the walks along the Swan each day were superb.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the end of Adelaide Terrace we walked to town by the river awhile. It was beautiful, cool and interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

.... yet I ran here. That's how inspiring the views are as you run/ walk/ stroll along the edge of the Swan river on this well- lit well frequented pathway.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Woooow an amazing view from elizabith quay side . Good place for photographers . One of the most relaxing views in Perth

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swan River runs through Perth and Freemantle. No matter where we looked while touring it, we saw gorgeous homes and sailboats. The scenery is stunning especially the downtown skyline of both cities.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to relax with fish & chips on the swan river foreshore on a summers evening. Good sky show viewing spot.

Thank noelac15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely drive long the shore of the swan river, very pretty, if you get a chance get out & walk or cycle

Thank Milligate
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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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