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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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Lovely Walk in the City of Perth

A must when visiting Perth. Lovely walk and cycle at both the city side and the south side. Seeing Dolphins playing in the river was a real treat. Enjoyed the ferry ride to Freo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A must when visiting Perth. Lovely walk and cycle at both the city side and the south side. Seeing Dolphins playing in the river was a real treat. Enjoyed the ferry ride to Freo. Stunning site in the centre of Perth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The river i believe is named after the local black swans - its curly shape representing tge swan..this is a lovely area in Perth where wildlife congregate to be able to share that most precious commodity- water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Took a captain cook cruise to Freemantle an excellent and informative way to visit for a first timer to Perth.

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Travelled from Perth to Fremantle with Captain Cook Cruises to catch our cruise ship. This was a lovely end to our visit to Perth, and a relaxing way to join our cruise. The staff were very obliging, but a reminder to let them know you will have luggage if you are doing this. Beautiful views & great commentary along the... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Swan River is in harmony with the world. Where else can you see an abundance of marine life on a regular basis. Mummy and Daddy Dolphins with their babies play with the yachts on the river. This year we regularly see 20 plus black swans feeding together. Pelicans are a sight to see when they perch on the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful my daughter was married there. Like paradise! Would recommend this to anyone, heaven on earth!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely scenic river that is suitable for all ages. The river is clean, the scenery is marvelous and relaxing, and there is a jogging track as well as a cycling track for those who are interested in sports. It is a perfect location for everyone to relax and enjoy nature's beauty, a great place to grab a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Perth's Swan River is indeed a great attraction, it makes Perth one of the iconic cities, I think !, to visit. I done believe Perth should be considered a dull city on any account, it has so much to offer by way of some very good restaurants and cafe's, various museums, the Perth Mint, ...... out terrific beaches ( I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely clean river with some great walks around. There are plenty of restaurants along the way with great views. There is also a variety of cruises along the river including some that go to the swan valley.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

one of the first places where my sister Ruby brought us upon arriving in Perth is to this place, a nice place to laze around, walk, ride a bike or just sit and relax

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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number: +610432414887
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth

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