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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The river cruise started from Perth down the beautiful rather calm Swan River. We passed the rich suburb of Dalkeith and then to Fremantle.Each passenger was given a bottle of wine good value for money

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If your next holiday destination is Perth, dont forget to visit Swan River. You can see Perth city from there. The view is amazing. One of the place that you should visit. Not to mention that you can also do picnic while watching the sunset.

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wow...The river is beautiful and very clean. Very pleasant to walk on the edge of the river. Don't miss enjoying the afternoon in SWAN RIVER

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked a wine tour which incorporated a two hour cruise up the Swan River. I can't recommend this enough as it was breathtaking with the views, the wildlife and history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Peaceful but exciting. Would love to live there. We walked the streets and loved everything we saw. Beautiful, friendly people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A sure to go river walk or cruise. The scenery the view the breeze are all just little things in life to enjoy and windback. Love nature and let nature heal your soul.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sun is shining! Nice to relax on a motor boat going down the river. Seeing families having picnics along the river. Watching the road race from the boat. Winter breeze blowing. People enjoying the fishing. Bicycles along the pathways. Runners. Seeing the cricket field building. Horse racing. Watching water skiing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very scenic place in the city. Kids love the place.. playing with the birds and enjoying the breeze. There are also dinning places by the river... quite a cool place to chill out

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

just nice to sit at a cafe and watch the world move by. The parks surrounding the river are well maintained but keep an eye out for bicycles they get busy

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A cruise on a Swan river sounds very touristy, but it is still really nice. Offers beautiful views on the city and surroundings. And after all, we are tourists!

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