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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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Welcome to Perth - enjoy our picturesque river from land or on the water.

Went on a short river cruise this morning from Elizabeth Quay to Claisebrook Cove and return - sat back and enjoyed the views of the City, South Perth, Kings Park and the new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a short river cruise this morning from Elizabeth Quay to Claisebrook Cove and return - sat back and enjoyed the views of the City, South Perth, Kings Park and the new developments around East Perth and Burswood. Some photos below will give you an idea of riverside views. The river trip is a change from walking or running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a cruise down to the winery really worth doing there are amazing things to see on the way and the lunch was just awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry ride along the river was great. Its a nice wide river and very clean. The scenery along the cruise is lovely. A must for anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to admire PERTH CBD and great for relaxing (runnings, walking with a dog, etc). It is suitable for watching the fireworks on New's Year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard not to love walking around the Swan River on a beautiful PERTH winters morning. It's doesn't matter what direction. We started from South Perth opposite Burswood to the east and headed for the Causeway, crossed over Herrisson Island and then headed west towards Elizabeth Quay a recent addition to the city skyline and a wonderful addition to Perth.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is more going on on the river than most people realize. It is full of history and provides a lot of good healthy activities and is changing all the time. The views both on and off of the river are fantastic do yourself a favor and take a trip on it one day soon. Not just across to South... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is well set up for walkers and cyclists in that there are dedicated shared paths for both along the river. A lot of walk has gone into establishing attractive nature reserves between the walk way and the river itself. Numbers of attractive sculptures are also dotted about. Lots of access points with multiple walk bridges crossing the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our wonderful Swan River may not be as mighty as the Amazon, Murray/Darling or Nile Rivers, but it certainly is much more picturesque. As of recent the Swan River is starting to suffer a bit from the adverse effects caused by human habitation: pollution of many forms not least of which being fertiliser run-off & fuel/oil spills + littering as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of the Swan River is evident from any part of the city. It's s must for visitors, a gentle stroll or a bike ride, run. The Swan offers it all. Boat cruises are also a must. Jump the ferry from one side to the other. Almost impossible to loose your way- new developments and signs clearly mark your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Novotel, and we enjoyed walking in the morning from the hotel to Elizabeth quay on the walk path next to the Swan rivet, not sure whether its safe to walk at late evening hours. With the cool weather when we were here, there were people jogging, cycling and just enjoying their morning walks, we always... More 

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