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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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A stunning walk!

Our regular Sunday walk - a 10k circuit across both city bridges. Stunning scenery with the dynamic skyline of CBD as a back drop. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins in the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our regular Sunday walk - a 10k circuit across both city bridges. Stunning scenery with the dynamic skyline of CBD as a back drop. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins in the river. Some great coffee spots at Elizabeth Quay and in South Perth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never forget of the TRansPerth with Ferry through the Swan River. The ferry is very clean and neat. The water is clean, I enjoyed my ice cream in Gelare other side of South Perth. Love the journey in every 15 minutes. Before, I also went to the Swan Bell Park you can do LOVELOCKS here. Very cute :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Swan River is so delightful, I inadvertently erupted into a slightly out of tune warbling of an Al Jolson song...everyone looked alarmed, but as Perth is known for its laid back mellow attitude, the strollers, cyclists and joggers politely didn't miss a beat and continued past me. Beautiful. Next time, I may skip AND sing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can really recommend discovering swan river by kayak, it gives a beautiful perspective of the city sky line (especially in dusk!). Calm and peaceful way to travel, gives a chance to sneak up close to animal life. "Water wanderers" rent out kayaks and do yours, the owner is a lovely woman who gives you the best of experiences! 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best part of Australia is the clean shores, same with Swan River. It was a totally unplanned visit to Swan river shore when I went to Perth Zoo. It was a very relaxing to sit along the shore during the evening time.

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

This is a place we come regularly for the view. Nature beauty and calming water for a relaxing day. It suits young and old.

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Kwinana, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful Perth Western Australia tourist area great parks, Restaurants, walks lovely scenery, and barbecue areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Swan River in Perth Western Australia is just beautiful. You can swim, boat and picnic all on the Swan, maybe you can see the local Dolphins

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a Perth resident and often take advantage of our beautiful Swan River for a leisurely stroll. There's many parts of the foreshore, stretching from East Perth, through Burswood, Victoria Park, South Perth, the City and beyond which offer picnic areas, cafes and restaurants, cycling and walking tracks. Not to be missed and thoroughly recommended for everyone, whether you're a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an attractive river but there is no activity. This has to be one of the world's underutilised tourism attractions.

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