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Swan River

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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number: +610432414887
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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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August 2016

No matter where you are in downtown Perth City, you will look down side streets and see the water on the Swan River (could be Lake!). Take a ferry to South Perth or one to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No matter where you are in downtown Perth City, you will look down side streets and see the water on the Swan River (could be Lake!). Take a ferry to South Perth or one to Fremantle. You will see the Swan River and ALL the harbors on the way. Cheap fare for one day only.

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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy walking along here with friends. It's so relaxing and yet you can still take in the beautiful views of our city

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Thank Victoria R
Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to do and see on this river as residents and workers go about their day. You can take a boat ride along the river and learn about it's past. Sitting on a bench seat beside the river you can also walk along and take in everything you see

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Thank Janine1926
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes certainly worth a look especially on a sunny day as there's Leays something happening sand this is a truly great waterway with lots of activities and entertaining sights

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did a run last night along the Attadale and Applecross foreshore at sunset. Where in the world do you get such an amazing view, crystal clear river, clean air and safe. This city is the best kept secret in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful river with plenty if boat rides from the Swann valley right down to Fremantle. Plenty to see & do along the way, tourists don't miss this one!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This cruise was quite interesting and enjoyable. The breeze was very cool but there were 3 options of where to sit, two indoors and one area outside. The speaker system was a little hard to understand at times but otherwise a well worth cruise.

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Thank Trina W
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise along the Swan from Perth to Fremantle is a great way to spend a day, With the sun shining on the sparkling water, resting back in a chair, maybe a drink of choice or a tasty snack in your hand, what absolute delight. You can chose to be in one of the Charter boats to be found in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Swan River is just outstanding on a clear crisp morning with its boats/views and location. Easy access and nice walkways and plenty of birdlife .You may even spot a dolphin or two

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to relax. Nothing much to do here. Just laze around and soak in the breeze and scenery. Take a cruise if you like. From here to Fremantle.

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