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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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Cruising down the river!

We went for a cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle. It was most enjoyable. The sun was shining and the water was shimmering. It was so peaceful watching the sights go by. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went for a cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle. It was most enjoyable. The sun was shining and the water was shimmering. It was so peaceful watching the sights go by. The commentary was very enlightening and the sights ever changing. When all of the earthworks are completed it will be even more amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant walk with the CBD on one side and the river on the other. Saw some people having their evening exercise. My friend told me he took a ferry ride across and saw dolphins.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The swan river was a destination that I had wished to visit for a long time, it has wonderful scenery and a deep history. We opted for the river crossing via the Ferry, very smooth and gave us a taste for the summer for excursions along the river and to Rottnest island fron cruises based on the Espkanade. The foreshore... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The beautiful Swan offers so many options for recreation with walk tracks around many parts and free exercise equipment at various points. Not uncommon to see dolphins and Black Swans - and in spring with their young cygnets. My most faviourite part of Perth, I never get sick of its beauty

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to run and enjoy a cool breeze and see an amazing skyline in the evening ! if you are photoG then you can try your hands on long exposure pic of skyline from other bank.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to site near to take a break or have a meal. Very nice site of person from various places of the river. Has the Skyworks in the middle of the river every year.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really good place. There are many people around fishing and jogging. The weather around the river is nice. You can make a picnic with your friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a stunning river. Every angle we saw it from its wide expanse beckoned us. So much to see and do from all areas of Perth. Can thoroughly recommend viewing from Kings Park.

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Rottnest Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Perfect for a early morning or evening stroll along the Swan, lost of people jogging and walking and nice relaxed vista over the Swan. Some nice public arts along the way and the exercise equipment is great too.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice area of Perth and some very good restaurants either side. Park area good for quiet afternoons or BBQ's. There is a nice tea room and excellent parking.

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