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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 3 days ago

My first visit to Australia and I was treated to around 5 degree outside temperatures and a breathtaking walk along the Swan River. The wildlife there is absolutely amazing with some of the birds appearing to pose for a picture. I only walked around 3...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You see it all over the tv the magazines books the web- this is the iconic Swan River. You can walk from the city all the way to Western Australia University and on the way take your photo with the blue boathouse ... iconic experience

Thank Stephen O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you fancy taking a dip in a dirty, polluted cesspool and want to run the risk of having your leg ripped off by a hungry bull shark then get your cossie on and come on down. Otherwise probably best to stay at home.

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swan River in Perth is great for exercise as you walk or run along the river bank . Wear good walking shoes . Yes bring your camera. . Stop relax a weeeee while and meditate as you take in the views.

Thank Heygood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to take in the view or exercise along well maintain pathways. Good views of the river and surrounding areas

Thank Mick C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on the Captain Cook cruise and it was a very relaxing trip the commentary was good and we saw lots of interesting sights

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Perth one can walk along the Swan River along a paved trail. Its a beautiful walk with great views of the river and city.

Thank Roland K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would travel again on the swan river Lovely sights and very relaxing The cruise is the best way to travel the swan river

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swan River extends over 60km and begins east of Perth heading to Fremantle through many beautiful country towns and Perth City along the way. Its a very clean beautiful river with many secret places that are often not even known to locals. Many of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hire bikes and cycle from the Perth CBD over a bridge to South Perth, along the river and back over a second bridge. The views of the river are amazing and with luck you make see dolphins.

Thank carolinecrowhurst
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Ian M
17 June 2018|
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Response from JeffroNZ | Reviewed this property |
Bit late, but there is a shed on the opposite side of the river from the town center which hires them out.
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bucqharri
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
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TheSheros
16 July 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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