Swan River, Perth

4.6
Swan River provides an excellent venue for enjoying a sunny day in Perth. Like the locals, you can boat, fish, kayak, and swim in the clean water, or enjoy a picnic and view from the riverbanks. Various companies provide river cruises, introducing you to an ecosystem that includes water plants, fish, crabs, dolphins, osprey, pelicans, and black swans. Head upriver to the Swan Valley to tour a winery or downriver to see historic Fremantle at the river's mouth. To visit Swan River on your holiday in Perth, and find out what else Perth has to offer, use our Perth route tool .
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  • Nice place to go for a morning run or walk. The Perth weather means it is always enjoyable. Not overcrowded either.  more »
  • Our tour commenced at the port in Freemantle and started with a short tour of Freemantle before departing to cruise up the Swan River and tour Perth with a specific visit to the Perth Mint. The tour a...  more »
  • We enjoyed the Swan in two different ways. We journey in the Rottnest Express up and down the river, seeing the banks from the water. We were also taken by a friend on a long drive around the edge of ...  more »
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  • yes the swan river is such a beautiful place all year round
  • A beautiful river running through the heart of Perth providing many recreational opportunities.
  • Very enjoyable sailing on the Duyfken and learning about it's history. All the crew members were very approachable. Must thank Elly for her tireless work in making sure everyone was looked after.
  • Great asset for Perth, a worthwhile attraction for visitors and locals. The Swan River offers a range of experiences including walking, cycle paths, swimming in the estuarine water, diving in the salt sections closer to Fremantle, jetski, jetboating, sailing at Matilda Bay, fishing, birdwatching and of course as transportation. From the rapids and fresh water canoeing in the Darling Range you can take a wine tour in the Swan valley. The river has been preserved and is generally underdeveloped for public water vessels. There is a public ferry from Elizabeth Quay to South Perth.
  • Riding our bikes around the river & having coffee at Rubra on Swan is very enjoyable. Crossing the river on the ferry with our bikes also gives us a short break which we enjoy.

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