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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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A Relaxing Sunday Afternoon

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 definitely enjoy where u are. Whether if you do sports,or just a small picnic with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The views are great and this is a beautiful river so many places from which you can view it. Was nice watching the sail boats

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great views of the city sky line from the south side of the river. Beautiful body of water from many points not just those close to the city, it's nice to find quieter more secluded areas to enjoy it on your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant and relaxing afternoon sitting on the banks of the river just watching the world go by and reading a book. Perfect

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent view along the river ! We took a boat trip on Swan River reaching Fremantle. It's a good way to see and know more about peaceful Perth

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can bike ride, walk or just picnic, sit in coffee shop, ride the ferry or better still drink beer and look at one of the most picturesque cities in world. Most cities are built up, inaccessible however Perth has been designed with parkland and bikeways surrounding the river foreshore - once finished relaxing head up to Kings Park or catch... More 

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