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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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“boat trip” (51 reviews)
“see dolphins” (28 reviews)
Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am so impressed with the Swan River and the way it is so we’ll kept. Such a beautiful attraction. The walking tracks and bike tracks around Perth, including the Swan River, are amazing. Definitely worth visiting purely to walk or ride around and take...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have the most gorgeous river winding through the city and suburbs. Lucky to live in Perth. Gorgeous flora and abundance of fauna.

Thank LovebirdsZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

we had a great day on the river banks, really enjoyed it and recommend every family to get together and enjoy the nature.

Thank alisahew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to do a return from Fremantle to Perth and return on a very hot (37 o) afternoon.The whole trip was so relaxing and entertaining as you meet such a varied mix of people once on board who also make the whole journey so special...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day the view of the city is so great from the water. Decided to drop a few crab nets off, however not much luck only brought up 1 crab. The only complaint is the state of the boat ramp at deep...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cruise from Fremantle to Perth. Lots of lovely properties to see along the river bank. Would highly recommend.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swan River is huge, around Perth it is like a series of huge lakes then narrowing back again as it approaches the sea. Beautiful houses seem to surround it as well as parkland. It also has dolphins.

Thank DomenicPapa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We start at Coode Street Jetty and walk around the river, and the birdlife and other sights always make it interesting. The only downside is the narrow part of the bridge at the Causeway where some cyclists and scooter riders make no allowance for pedestrians...More

Thank Rupert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swan River walk for me is about 9km door to door and since moving to Perth I've walked the river around 10 times now. It never fails to disappoint, every time there is more wildlife to look at, brilliant city views and of course...More

Thank murbikiss_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river is goregous lots of riverside restauarnts/ bars - personal favourite is the lucky shag; serves great food

Thank Rachel B
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4 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
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jilszie | Reviewed this property |
Air con is the norm. Aug is usuallywet and cool
25 May 2015|
Response from Rowley51 | Reviewed this property |
Ours certainly did.