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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 5 days 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

Thank Lifes_a_mystery
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Reviewed 6 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a walk along the foreshore, lovely outlook and easy walking. Lots of people out enjoying late afternoon on a nice sunny day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailing past houses of the rich and famous as well as yachts moored on either side of the river on our way to Fremantle. You can buy lunch on board but my husband and I decided to sit outside and take in the view. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful place just across from the hustles and bustles of the Perth CBD. Awesome at night to admire the city lights and lights from Elizabeth Quay. I frequent the foreshores for my city lights photography. This is definitely a photographer's dream. Its worth definitely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan river really is the heart of Perth and what a beautiful area to explore. Lots of beautiful urban design and close to tourist sights and sightseeing ferries. Dont miss

Thank Kiwi-1976
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area of City...Great place to take photos of skyline and Swan River...Relaxing and peaceful

Thank M M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took one of Cooke’s tour boats to freemantle along the swan river for a leisurely cruise on a nice sunny day . The boat was very clean and modern with coffee/ drinks served on board . In all a great trip

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan river is the way in and out of perth and on his surroundings plenty of activities to tourists and local .including water sports and river cruises. Also in some parts u can walk along the river and see how nice it is.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the good fortune to be taken to an upmarket restaurant in Perth City for Dinner and the sights we saw were breath-taking. Attached are some photographs taken as this is the only real way to describe this wonderful diverse citey

Thank CIDERMAN1
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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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