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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 February 25, 2017 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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Reviewed February 25, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

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...More

Thank Clinton M
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 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...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

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

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2017

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

Thank Elaine T
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

When you are in Perth , for sure you leave all the problems behind. The river itself is so peacefull,and walking by the side of it during the sunset blows your mind away. Also if you like watersports ,you ll find many options. You will...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

When visiting Perth another view of seeing the city is by boat, pleanty of one hour cruises along the river can be taken and this would be fun for families.

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

The area around the Swan River near Langley Park is so peaceful, clean and pleasant. It makes for a very nice twilight experience to walk along the river as the sun sets. You get a really nice view of the city skyline whilst on the...More

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bucqharri
August 3, 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
July 16, 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
May 25, 2015|
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Response from Rowley51 | Reviewed this property |
Ours certainly did.
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