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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...more
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Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst Rome is my favourite old city in the world, Perth is my favourite modern city. Perched on the Swan River with its many and varied attractions it is an absolute delight. One of the best views of the Swan River is from Kings Park,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with friends, very impressed with Perth generally. Very clean city, lots of environmentally sound decisions made to keep the city beautiful. Spent time on and around the Swan River which has interesting history, and is a great place for a relaxing day in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured three wineries and finished with a wine, liquor and chocolate tasting. A great day spent with Jack of d’vine tours. Tom & Eileen

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely for a bike ride along the river. Clean air unbeatable scenery. Stop by at the Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Philipho8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved being on the river & enjoying lots of great venues along its banks. There are restaurants & fountains at Elizabeth Quay where you can eat al fresco or just have an ice cream or coffee. Dont miss the Belltower.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 247nellg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan River never disappoints. From any height,any weather and any part of its length it is beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful stroll along the river bank on a Sunday afternoon. Good walkways for both walkers and bicycles. Cafes near the ferry and we stopped at one for coffee before our return stroll back to Adelaide Rd. Just super sitting watching the water below...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DebraR199
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being enthusiastic winery visitors, we did a river trip along the Swan River to sample a couple of winery tastings. In this case, we chose the half day visit with a coach out of Perth and the Swan river cruise back. The river is very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 18 February 2019

A double decker catamaran took us on a 3 hour trip to Fremantle and back to Perth. The trip was run by Captain Cook Cruises. The boat has very large windows and a open area to see all the scenery. The captain give a running...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adrianbC4382FO
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Stunning and picturesque. You will not visit Perth without being awed by the Swan river. There are many things to do along it's foreshore from walking tracks to bikeways.

Date of experience: February 2019
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11 September 2018|
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Response from hamann2016 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Perth is difficult & expensive but parking in South Perth is easier but not free either. You can catch the train to the Esplanade/Elizabeth Quay station. The ferry is a Transperth boat and normal fares are... More
17 June 2018|
Response from Jeff M | 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.
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