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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number: +610432414887
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Description: Perth's favourite playground, the Swan River is a stunning waterway which...
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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If the stuffiness of the city is too much and the legs are weary from trudging around the shops, a walk along the Swan River is a guaranteed cure. Fresh air, good views back at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If the stuffiness of the city is too much and the legs are weary from trudging around the shops, a walk along the Swan River is a guaranteed cure. Fresh air, good views back at the city, interesting eating places - its all there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The view of the Swan River are simply magical and heavenly. I have had an opportunity to stay across from the Swan River, the view during sunset were just unbelievable. A stroll down along the river are just perfect end to a busy day!! Nice place for a breezy run in the morning or evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Swan river is a great place for biking and running. It is a place you can see the beautiful color of the sky in the sunset from the River while you practice some exercises. Enjoy Perh!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The swan river is definately the prettiest of city rivers in Australia (very blue)and it's a nice flat walk around but it's a shame there arnt more cafés , bars and restaurants around it .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Perth's beautiful Swan River is a must see from many vantage points! One of my favourite spots to sit and enjoy the views of our Pretty City across our Swan River is on the South Perth Foreshore. With many shops, restaurants and attractions it is a joy anytime of the day, month or year!!

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perth western australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Perth River foreshore connects the city of Perth, when visiting Perth it is something you are unable to miss, but take the time to enjoy and appreciate its beauty and wildlife. If you are in the right part at the right time you can spot Dolphins, swans, pelicans, assorted fish species- even the odd seal pops up along the... More 

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Johor Bahru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice place to hangs around, a lot of wineries for wine testing. The wine brand are from Margaret River. Do have chocolate outlets as well, free testing and from Margaret River. Overall, its just like mirror of Margaret River, If you have no time to travel to southern area, Swan River will be your choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's wet, flowy and serene. A bit up and down being a little tidal, has ducks, swans (of course) and boats. All in all it's a river. Not a lot more to be added really. Go take a look.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whilst the Perth City foreshore is undergoing a facelift with constructions at Elisabeth Quay, it is worth taking a leisurely boat trip/cruise on the beautiful Swan River. Depending on your preference, you can take a ferry ride across to Fremantle or enjoy lunch on board a boat trip. Conversely, sit back and enjoy a meal at one of the cafes... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are a numb er of different cruises the one to Fremantle is very good, they have a good morning tea one very interesting and relaxing

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