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Swan River, Perth

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#1 of 122 in Nature in Western Australia
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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. Arrange your visit to Swan River and discover more family-friendly attractions in Perth using our Perth itinerary builder.
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  • No better place in Perth on a hot, summer day than a stroll by the river. Depending on where you are, you can stop by a cafe or restaurant for a coffee or bite to eat, or just enjoy it for the fresh a...  more »
  • You can walk, cycle, paddle, run or even Segway around the river I'd suggest a cycle around the narrows and causeway bridges to get a great view of the city and perhaps see some black swans or dolphin...  more »
  • I enjoyed seeing the Swan River on the Wine River Cruise, the Swan River was beautiful, a lot of nature and it is calming and relaxing at night also when you visit you can enjoy lunch and dinner by th...  more »

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