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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  • The Swan River is a great place to sit and idle time away, Very calming to look at the various vessels going up and down and just a great place to spend some time.  more »
  • One of the best rivers in Australia. It runs around Perth CBD and suburbs, go all the way to Famous Fremantle. We can do some tours, Swan river cruises... Ohh great and we are very lucky to be here  more »
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  • Lovely place for a stroll or run. Great scenic views. Sometimes the dolphins will peak out of the water. Great place for kayaking . Lots of pelicans. Mostly clean water.
  • I love the walk along Mounts Bay Rd and Hackett Drive where I can enjoy the river and sometimes even see dolphins.

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