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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 2 days ago

The Swan River is one of the main symbols of Perth and is hard to miss on any visit, whether you're seeing it in Guildford, the city or further west towards Fremantle. Always a sight I enjoy seeing on every visit.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the time I spent walking along the banks and just being outdoors! Take a picnic down with you or grab a coffee from one of the shops around and enjoy a gorgeous day out

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Start at the Causeway continue along the Riverside Drive Great views of the city on your right & beautiful views of the river on your left. Continue on to the Elizaberth Que were there's plenty to do & for a bonus take the ferry across...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having never been to Perth before I still cannot get over how clean Perth and the Swan River is. We did a lunch cruise down the swan from Perth to Fremantle taking. It is well worth taking. You get to see the multi million dollar...More

Thank LSM55
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My home is close toThe Swan River ,there is no other place that I want to spend my retirement ,than around the Swan ,driving around the river experiencing its different moods ,the black swans swimming merrily around ,there are many other bird life ,sometime dolphins...More

Thank 544Kay
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing to be able to walk and jog on both sides of the river in CBD. Cruise was very scenic along the beautiful river Criss crossing through Perth and suburbs.

Thank Reckyed
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful walk, great views and very easy. Great views of the city and my closest view and photograph of the beautiful black swans.

Thank bear4bailey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you travel into Perth via the Causeway, the Narrows Bridge or Stirling Highway you are exposed to the magnificent Swan River. Nothing beats the view from Kings Park on a sunny day the 180 degree view is mesmerising. I always take interstate friends to...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When: May 2018 Why: In Perth for a Work Function Pros: Great walk along the river, separated cycle and walking trails. Easy flat walk and the view of the river and the surrounds is amazing. Cons: There is no undercover areas and the view and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several operators, located near The Bell Tower who offer trips up and down the river and you have to choose which is best for you. We wanted a decent cruise all the way down to Fremantle and had a great trip with a...More

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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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