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Swan River

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Address: Riverside Drive | Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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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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Cruise down the river

When visiting Perth another view of seeing the city is by boat, pleanty of one hour cruises along the river can be taken and this would be fun for families.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When visiting Perth another view of seeing the city is by boat, pleanty of one hour cruises along the river can be taken and this would be fun for families.

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sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area around the Swan River near Langley Park is so peaceful, clean and pleasant. It makes for a very nice twilight experience to walk along the river as the sun sets. You get a really nice view of the city skyline whilst on the river.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views are great and this is a beautiful river so many places from which you can view it. Was nice watching the sail boats

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views of the city sky line from the south side of the river. Beautiful body of water from many points not just those close to the city, it's nice to find quieter more secluded areas to enjoy it on your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very pleasant and relaxing afternoon sitting on the banks of the river just watching the world go by and reading a book. Perfect

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent view along the river ! We took a boat trip on Swan River reaching Fremantle. It's a good way to see and know more about peaceful Perth

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can bike ride, walk or just picnic, sit in coffee shop, ride the ferry or better still drink beer and look at one of the most picturesque cities in world. Most cities are built up, inaccessible however Perth has been designed with parkland and bikeways surrounding the river foreshore - once finished relaxing head up to Kings Park or catch... More 

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

Perth's Swan River is wide, clean and long, as it meanders through Perth city and its suburbs all the way to the Indian Ocean at Fremantle. Take a ferry and see the multi million dollar mansions from the water. Eat at one of the many restaurants along its banks, or picnic under a Morton Bay Fig tree. Cycle and walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The swan river is a fantastic stretch of water giving spectacular views of the skyline. Its a shame the red bull air race is no longer held there as the area is crying out for it to be used and enjoyed in every manner possible. If you have a boat and can cruise up and down the river you can... More 

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Leeming, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is an easy walk around the Swan River, with lots to see, through well maintained walking pathways

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