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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  • Had a wonderfull evening cruising the swan river on the captains cruise. Beautiful buffet meal together with a choice of wine, bubbly or beer. Entertainment was a girl singer who was great. The waiter...  more »
  • brilliant place to stroll along or to cruise along on your way to free mantle, its very clean , watching the birds and people paddle boarding a lovely tranquil walk and a brilliant cruise  more »
  • We took a very slow stroll along Swan River towards Elizaberth Quay one morning. It was very relaxing, on our way, we saw swans swimming... the silky blue water in the river is very therapeutic.  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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