Swan River, Perth

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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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  • We had a wonderful trip on the Swan River with Captain Cook cruises - a family cruise on the river. What a wonderful way to spend with family on the Swan River. The lunch was very good with plenty of ...  more »
  • The Swan River is absolutely beautiful. You can swim in it; do breathtaking walks around it (the bridges walk narrows and causeway is about an hour and a half to two hours to walk or an hour to ride a...  more »

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