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“Wide, winding, wild”
Review of Swan River

Swan River
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USD 128.47*
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Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth
Ranked #3 of 166 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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“Wide, winding, wild”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

The Swan is quite a distinctive river. It's hugely wide in places, but extremely shallow, and mostly lined with parkland. Great dolphin-spotting. Unfortunately, you'll also see a lot of jellyfish when the tide comes in, but go on and put your feet in if you don't see any around - it's awfully refreshing on a hot day, and immaculately clean for an urban river.

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“Lovely river”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Take one of the many cruises down this picturesque river,either in the Fremantle direction or Inland.

Visited March 2012
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Rocklin, California
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“Boat trip up river”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Took 2 hr. boat trip up the river which was interesting

Visited February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“beautiful city river”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

The Swan river is actually bordering most of the city.great river front facilities

Visited February 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Won't see a swan but the water is sparkling”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

try running around the bridges and see how many different birds you can spot on the way. It is about a 8Km track

Visited February 2012
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