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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...more
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Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 432 414 887
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely walkway alongside the Swan river and plenty of choices of eateries in the area. Ferries to South Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island all go from Elizabeth Quay area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeanmF7411WU
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We rode around the river from South Perth. We Parked on a side road near the Zoo. We rode up the river from the ferry terminal and went all the way to Optus stadium. It's a great ride and the view is brilliant. We then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day trip to swan river, a bit disappointed, and to be honest, our expectations were probably too high, given that we live in southern France. highlight of the trip was a lunch in guilford.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rudiger-frank
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our Swan River Valley tour of a few wineries. We had a cheese plate at one of the wineries and the cheese was exceptionally good. After the winery visits we embarked on a river boat which took us right back in to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suec89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a bike from the Hyatt hotel ( can also do at Fraser point) and experienced the beautiful Swan River close up from Fraser Point with relaxing cafes to the new Optus Stadium and Yagan Bridge around to classy East Perth with its up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Swan River and the amazing walk- and cycle tracks that runs along it. Lots of green spaces and parks, bbq etc. Always lots of people there. Nice view of Perth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Egus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a Cooks Tour boat to Freemantle and it was informative. The views of the houses along the river are nice. There is a lot of wind. A lot of wind. I thought the commentary was good and felt that the trip was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rogerjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Perth City and South Perth foreshore area create a wonderful stroll around the Swan River. On both sides of the river are places to stop and take in the peaceful view of the water and back drop of the Darling Rangers. South Perth side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jillnind50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a day trip up/down the river and found it very interesting. There was commentary to explain what we were seeing/the history. As dog people, we were particularly delighted to see so many locals at the river playing with their dogs -- the entire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a ferry to the south side or Fremantle to experience the Swan. Great views of Perth central from the opposite bank. On the Fremantle ferry/captain cook cruise soak up the history of the river and spot dolphins en route. You can take the ferry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 September 2018|
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Response from hamann2016 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Perth is difficult & expensive but parking in South Perth is easier but not free either. You can catch the train to the Esplanade/Elizabeth Quay station. The ferry is a Transperth boat and normal fares are... More
17 June 2018|
Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Bit late, but there is a shed on the opposite side of the river from the town center which hires them out.
4 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
Hi fisherman- sorry I didn't reply quickly. Yes, plenty of fishing spots all along the river. I'm not sure about restrictions but I think the new developments wouldn't encourage fishing- but that would be in the city's... More