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 .
Tours to Swan River
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $120
Duration: 7 hours
Perth Lunch Cruise including Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $91
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Swan River Reviews
Beautiful River that lines the busy city. Has a great walk and bike track along the river. You can get on a ferry to go straight to Rottnest Island from the Pier. more »
Grandiose statement but... The Swan has different facets, different roles, different views along its length. I've seen a few, always look forward to seeing new aspects. more »
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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