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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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+61 432 414 887
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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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The view along the river is excellent. We took a ferry from Perth to Fremantle and the views were beautiful, from the yacht clubs to the homes of the rich and famous along the... read more

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Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view along the river is excellent. We took a ferry from Perth to Fremantle and the views were beautiful, from the yacht clubs to the homes of the rich and famous along the shores. Very relaxing trip.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We cruised down the river to Freo aboard the Star Flyte Express on our way to Rottnest Island. It was a great way to get to see and learn about various parts of Perth, helped by the commentary from our knowledgeable guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled to Fremantle in a ferry on the Swan river..Lovely way to see the river and its surroundings.What I found fantastic was that the river has a pathway going all around it allowing you to walk or ride along it for as long as you desire.Have a very relaxing stroll or a energetic bike ride along it!!

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The Swan River is such a beautiful way to spend your day/night. With twilight sails you get to enjoy the most stunning views of the city and what better than doing that with your loved ones. Children can sail on the river whilst parents are onshore watching them have oodles of fun. Plus if sailing is the sport for your... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Perth river run circles the swan river starting, then finishing at the Bell Tower. It is close to 10/11kms in total. Perfect at early morning or evening. There are also grass verges you can run on if you prefer soft ground. Beware in summer of mozzies, wear protection.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Swan River is not a wide system in a lot of places but the beauty of it is unquestionable. The mouth at Fremantle to the swan valley shows a large variety of scenery from Industrial, Residential to Farming and natural bush land a must view

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Swan River is the Heart of Perth not only provides a wonderful backdrop for the city but is an important waterway for pleasure craft and transport to Fremanle and inland up the swan valley

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends drove us from Scarborough to Fremante and back. They did not select the fastest way, but as much as possible alone the Swan River. We made a couple of stops to view the water activities during the day and to see the skyline of the city in the dark with full moon. It was a very pleasant drive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A popular river for boats, jet skis and kayaks. Passing by walking or on trains crossing the river - families and singles watch the activites bringing a smile to faces galore. Peaceful to wander the banks of from Elizabeth quay along a sprawling bike/pedestrian path winding down the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

very good trip and on the rottnest island i rented a bike and made a trip on the island.For any tourist visit Rottnest island

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