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Swan River

Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 84 Attractions in Perth
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Perth's favourite playground, the Swan River is a stunning waterway...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Gotta love the Swan..... Boat hire on the water or relaxing on the South Perth Foreshore. One of my favorite spots in the world. Great fishing to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went from Perth to Freo on the ferry not a bad trip and commentary .Tea coffee inc and the views on the way not bad

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We recently took the boat trip up the Swan River from Fremantle to Perth. Very informative commentary and a wonderful way to see the river and arrive into the city. The wine tasting on board was an added bonus.

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Morley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Cruising the river gave a different view of Perth and surrounds. The commentary was good, from history to modern day - Interesting facts. Seeing the beautiful homes along the riverside to all the pleasure craft moored in the marinas.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely river winding its way around the city. Lots of boats use it and so do the black swans that swim by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Development kept right away from the river. Many beaches and recreational areas on the banks of the river.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great day out in good company. Captain & crew really friendly & helpful. Definitely not a booze cruise but plenty of wine tasting on way up river and at winery. A relaxing and informative day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice place to spend a couple of Sunday morning hours. The river is clean and is possible to walk at the margin until the island of kangurus!

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lovely to visit as we did with our family. Had a great time seeing the different attractions. This is one beautiful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Cruising the river gave a different view of Perth and surrounds. The commentary was good, from history to modern day - Interesting facts. Seeing the beautiful homes along the riverside to all the pleasure craft moored in the marinas.

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