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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
+61 432 414 887
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Swan river is amazing, it goes on and on. We also saw dolphins. Fantastic day out and so much to see.

Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

WE are so lucky to have a river you can swim in, sail on or walk by. It is clean and a beautiful place to be at any time of the day

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Thanks for the wonderful memories Outandabouttours, we can't thank you enough for this very unique tour and the great experience!

Thank Garry T
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I really love the Swan River it is one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever visited. It's beautiful to look at from your balcony when staying in Perth, its beautiful to drive around and it is beautiful to walk around. Many years ago...More

Thank Inji77
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful Scenery over looking the Perth City. A perfect spot for a picnic, as well as a romantic walk down the river and if your lucky enough you may even see a dolphin. Nice place for a few selfies, especially when the sun is going...More

Thank Desirae C
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I 'm lucky to live a 2 minute walk away from part of the swan river foreshore but it doesn't matter which part of the river you can get to it is always beautiful. Walk ,ride a bike or catch a ferry or Standup Board...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Swan river is breathtaking to look across see the skyline there is a 11km walk which is worth doing if you have time we visited in April 2015 and weather was just perfect . You go through herrison island X the kangaroos are so close.Amading.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Swan River in Perth is a beautiful place to go for all types of water sports,like fishing , boating , skying , jet skying & sceenic tours

Thank robert m
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Swan River in Perth offers such a wonderful vista to the city that's its difficult to really know where to start when talking about it. You can walk along the river edge and see pelicans, dolphins and ospreys whilst doing so. You can visit...More

Thank IanDaley
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There are so many wonderful spots around the foreshore, which makes it difficult to cover all aspects of this attraction. Quiet places, active places, and interesting places, great coffee, restaurants, bike hire, boat rides, walking paths, sailing surf cats, motor water sports, cruising around the...More

Thank Matthew W
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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
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jilszie | Reviewed this property |
Air con is the norm. Aug is usuallywet and cool
25 May 2015|
Response from Rowley51 | Reviewed this property |
Ours certainly did.