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Swan River

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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Perth's favourite playground, the Swan River is a stunning waterway which...

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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Fantastic views

We were in Perth for Australia Day, we were hoping to see the fire works but due to the plane crash which was awful and 2 people lost their lives they were cancelled, anyway on... read more

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Perth for Australia Day, we were hoping to see the fire works but due to the plane crash which was awful and 2 people lost their lives they were cancelled, anyway on other trips the views were lovely

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must great lunch and Beautiful views of Perth and Fremantle from a River view .Very relaxing and lot of fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just loved sitting in shade at Central Perth looking over the river. Very peaceful and wonderful spot to relax

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So walkable, you can rent bikes, kayaks paddle board restaurants, bars lots of parks all next to the river

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a relaxing place. We have walked along both sides of the river many times, we like to go for a Sunday stroll and then sit and relax with a coffee, and just sit and chat. the ferry trip to the south side from Elizabeth Quay is a nice way to cross the river, and you can also do a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're new to Perth this is a must do activity.The Riverside Drive walk gives you a superb view of the Swan River directly in front of the Perth CBD. I There is a bitumen walkway established and it is frequented by walkers, joggers and cyclists. You end up at some great tourist venues including ferry rides to various locations... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Perth make time for a visit to the Swam river. It has a track that runs along the river for walking, running and cycling. It offers beautiful views of the city. There are stunning restaurants along the river. It is magical to have dinner and watch sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a highlight on our trip to Perth, worth every dollar Friendly staff great atmosphere on cruise looked after in all ways Food at winery was excellent would do it again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Taking the cruise ferry from Fremantle to Perth on a relaxing Sunday morning was a great way to enjoy friends and see the sights. A glass of wine, or beer, added to the pleasure. We were able to see the sights of the great houses that align the river, the bays and beach's were families were enjoying the water and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing lovelier than enjoying time down near the swan river our amazing iconic visitors spot. With the fabulous views right over to Como and beyond it certainly is picturesq

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