Swan River

Swan River, Perth: Address, Phone Number, Swan River Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,271 contributions
Oct 2021
What we think of as the Swan "River" is not really a river, it's a sunken estuary. Perth and Melville Water are quite shallow; in some places it's possible to almost stand up. The same applies to Heirisson Island, the river is hardly knee-deep in some places. Blackwall Reach, however, is quite rocky. The opening to the ocean was created in the 1890s, when the port of Fremantle was constructed. According to the region's first inhabitants, the Noongar people, the Swan River was made by the Wagyl, a Dreamtime serpent that is important in Aboriginal mythology.
Written December 1, 2021
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l0tusdesigns
Bunbury, Australia481 contributions
Oct 2021
The swan river has many attractions,
There is a ferry crossing and restaurants along the foreshore .
They have cruise along the swan.
Written October 26, 2021
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,547 contributions
Oct 2021
As well as enjoying views from the Perth & South Perth foreshores and a couple of the lookouts in Kings Park, we also enjoyed a cruise on the river from Elizabeth Quay to Claisebrook Cove and return. Beautiful and relaxing.
Written October 21, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,271 contributions
Apr 2021
Perth is built around the Swan River; that's why it's called the Pretty City, just look at the skyscrapers reflected in the water and you'll see why. Best of all, take a boat ride from Elizabeth Quay to South Perth; the ferry ticket costs virtually nothing and you'll get a great view of the city.
Written June 19, 2021
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krhiggins
Brisbane, Australia150 contributions
Jun 2021
What a lovely river and the views are spectacular. We went with Captain Cook cruise up to Sandalford wines and the trip was fantastic.
Written June 17, 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia111 contributions
Jun 2021
One of my favorite places in Perth. If you feel like staying away from people and enjoying nature, like Swan River and the beautiful park nearby - this is the place. I like to go here in the evening too.
Written June 9, 2021
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Grifology70
Melbourne, Australia313 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The parks surrounding the river are all excellent and are beautiful. There are plenty to checkout and as a visitor from a city also framed around a river, it is a pleasure to see how well it is used and constructed. Make sure you go for a walk along it’s north and south banks.
Written April 7, 2021
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KazNsw
Lake Macquarie, Australia133 contributions
Mar 2021
lovely walk and very pretty and quiet for a maijor city. You can also do nice cruises with luch or dinner included
Written March 28, 2021
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taffy_longman
Gold Coast, Australia238 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Loved the walk past the Swan bell tower on Elizabeth quay and the river walk is magnificent
Cycling runners and walkers come alive early morning to enjoy sunshine and the Perth city highlights
Wonderful hotels coffee choices and the main hub for Capt Cook Cruises
Have really enjoyed the river walkway and Perth is a great city with fantastic weather and fresh air
If you’re going to relax with your mindfulness needing a top up enjoy this wonderful experience along the Swan River the life blood of this beating heart of Perth
Written March 25, 2021
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Mitchell-Family-01
Romsey, Australia1,280 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
I’m am currently on holidays in Perth and used the Swan River walking tracks on a frequent basis.

The walking paths are extensive and I used them for my morning runs from East Perth as far as Optus Stadium and beyond Elizabeth Quay. The views are amazing and well used by other users.

My family have also travelled on the Swan River on Captain Cook’s dinner cruise from Perth to Fremantle and also from Perth to/from Rottnest Island.

Overall definitely worth a visit for the beautiful views.

Cheers, Paul
Written March 24, 2021
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