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Swan River

Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth
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Ranked #4 of 97 Attractions in Perth
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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.
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Sydney Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Captain Cook Cruise up the Swan River is really worth it, We went on the Lunch Cruise that left at 1:15 pm and returned at 4:00 pm. The food and service was really good. The Captain gave a complete commentary the whole way and explained lots of things. The staff entertained us at the end. A worthwhile cruise.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

No need to go on a cruise: you can get an excellent view of the river just by walking along the foreshore or by admiring the view from Kings Park. There's a great cycle path also if you want to hire a bike and ride around.

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great commentary, somewhat politically incorrect/tongue in cheek but sorry I didn't catch the captains name....we had a blast!

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Stalybridge
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We got a boat trip from Fremantle to Perth with Captain Cook cruises, it took just over an hour and was good value for money. The river has lots of very expensive housing along it's banks in many places, but their are also the natural. Like Point Walter Sandbar to appreciate as well

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Daytime is beautiful but I think night is also better. Take a ferry to enjoy calm water and eat ice-cream, wine and whatever you want. Time to just relax and enjoy.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent for good views back to the city of Perth and over to South Perth. Views also to the Narrows Bridge and Kings Park. There is a wide walking path and a separate path for cyclists. At the Barrack Street Jetty area there is the Bell Tower and a number of cafes and restaurants. A short walk to the Esplanade... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We cycled around this lake. Which was torture ha but the stunning views made up for it. The river literally goes on for miles and miles. When you get around the further part there is a gorgeous picnic spot and the ice creams were lovely !

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mollymook nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

family/child friendly places to eat. Well sign posted, lots of variety of places to visit, even if just for lunch - if you have a few hours to spare. Lovely wines, beer, cheese and chocolates. We went ot Feral Brewery for Lunch, customer service outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, food did not disapoint.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A beautiful large stretch of water but not much happening for tourists. There are limited restaurants with water views and most are expensive. Elizabeth Quay when it is finished will be fantastic. A 5 star hotel and many affordable restaurants will make this a great area for the city. There are also wine cruises that go up the river. These... More

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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a beautiful river. I love the Swan River and how blue it looks under the Perth sun. It is a hide of activity and a wonderful place to sit and relax by. A must go to when in Perth.

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