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Swan River

Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Perth's favourite playground, the Swan River is a stunning waterway which winds its way from the Darling Scarp to Fremantle. This natural attraction... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Take a cruise, rent a canoe or paddle board, or just walk or bike along this wonderful river! You most likely would see a dolphin or two.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just enjoyed the paths and seeing people enjoying the outdoors and the wonderful river. An excellent way to unwind and enjoy the wonderful weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Swan river is really good option to run and walk with friend and family! Sometimes you can see dolphins swuimming. Really beautiful place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

we caught the ferry across the river and walked from south perth to our hotel, the parkland was green and lush and people were out and enjoying the delightful weather, we stopped for a wine at a hotel on Mends st which was very nice, we did not have time to stop for the band that was setting up although... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went of the Captain Cruise back to Perth from Freemantle. It was a lovely sunny afternoon, and we saw quite a few dolphins. The Captain gave an interesting commentary about Perth, suburbs and landmarks etc. Very relaxing.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Having lived in Sydney prior to moving to Perth, it took many years before I referred to "river cruises" instead of "harbour cruises" as this wonderful river reminded me so much of Sydney Harbour and coves by it's sheer size and meanderings, an absolute delight to have our city on it's banks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A huge patch of blue always look great in a city. You can feel the breeze and the inviting spring Sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

enjoyed this river trip as very hot temp in 44 degrees so trip cooling we went from perth to free mantel had lunch very good lots of fish prawns salade ect very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is a must do Captain Cook cruise to go famous Swan river. It includes wine tasting too. It's definitely a must do at Perth. Alternatively, you can take the local cruise to cross the river to the other side from Bell Tower - think cost few AUD dollars (less 5 AUD)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Swan River is home to the beautiful foreshores of the Perth CBD. From South Perth, you can enjoy fantastic sunsets and views of the CBD, while enjoying a cook-off on a local BBQ along the river. If you're an active lifestyle person, get use to cycling or running for miles around the river and foreshore as the built in... More

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