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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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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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Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise

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Lovely little cruise over to Fremantle, we didn't do the lunch cruise so can't comment but would definitely recommend the cruise

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely little cruise over to Fremantle, we didn't do the lunch cruise so can't comment but would definitely recommend the cruise

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

beautiful river lovely walking down it and looking out for jellyfish! would love to see a dolphin though!

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

So much to see: houses, yacht clubs, birds, dolphins, 800 metre sand bar, and a great destination Freo as the locals call it. Wine tasting on ferry on way back.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Swan River is always a delight to behold, from any vantage point. There is always something going on, either on the river or in the parallel riverside landscape.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This reach of the Swan River is a beautiful backdrop for the city itself and the scene of much activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Swan River really makes Perth special. It is a beautiful river which changes character along the way. From the lively port area of Fremantle up to the wine growing region. There are miles of walkways and cycle tracks to enjoy and many parks along its banks. Boats of all sorts can be found on it along with swimmers and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Did three ferry trips on Swan. 1) to Freemantle, 2) to Swan valley (part of Out & About wine tours) and 3) to South Perth - all departing from Barrack St Ferry terminal. All excellent service and good value for money. Loved that you can walk along river - and that there is separate bike path (in most places).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took a boat trip , twice along the river , once in the day and again on a dinner cruise at night Both trips were very explanatory and the night views are spectacular

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great river to travel on, great views, amazing wildlife, black swans, pods of dolphins. The cruise from Perth to Fremantle is well worth doing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very crowded on the Sunday return pleasure cruise to Freemantle from Perth wharf. My travelling companion was disabled and the lower deck was reserved for people dining and I had to help him with difficulty climb a steep flight of stairs to the viewing deck above, which was very crowded as we were virtually last to board becuase of his... More 

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