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Swan River
Swan River

Swan River

Riverside Drive,Perth City Foreshore, Perth, WA

The Basics

Enjoy the Swan River by doing some fishing, water skiing, or swimming, or simply taking a picnic to the water’s edge. You can take a cruise to go wine tasting, see the river on a tour of the city, or go running or biking along the waterfront. Popular sightseeing cruises provide views of yacht clubs, quiet bays, and impressive riverside homes, and some include lunch or dinner. Alternatively, you can also see the river from above on a helicopter tour.

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Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
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Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
star-4.5
$99.23 per adult
Traveler Favorite
VA To The West trip
Amazing Swan River cruise 3x course meal. Highly recommended for those who want to explore Perth whether it's friends or a couple. Delicious food served with amazing live music/performances. Worth the money you spend
Bryon_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Perth

star-5
Great day out
Vincent_M, May 2022
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
I enjoyed the boat most of all as a very nice way to see the sights on either side of the swan river while enjoying cheese and wine. The Hostesses worked very hard to keep everyone happy.
star-5
Great cruise
Lynn_M, May 2022
Swan River Scenic Cruise
We were lucky enough to get a perfect day. Staff were professional and courteous. Great cruise with limited time.
star-5
Very friendly tour guides...
Hayden_Z, May 2022
Cliffs and Caves Kayak Tour in Swan River
Very friendly tour guides with good information on the local area, we got up close to some dolphin and went inside a little cave good times.
star-5
Relaxing and Smooth
Eddy_D, Apr 2022
Swan River Scenic Cruise
Easy cruise. Relaxing and smooth. Could not hear the commentary at all as poor PA System very muffled. The TV Monitors kept going off line so could not even refer to the screens…
star-5
Awesome day out
Ann_C, Apr 2022
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
Loved the pace of this trip. The food was stunning and never felt hungry. Wine tasting was plentiful. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.
star-5
Swan river cruise
Simon_L, Jan 2022
Swan River Scenic Cruise
Very relaxing really enjoy the information along the way . Would recommend it to anyone who is interested in get a cruise along the swan river
star-5
Awesome experience
Neal_S, Apr 2022
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
The staff were very friendly and very efficient keeping our beverage glasses full. nice family friendly atmosphere.
star-5
Best way to finish a 4 day train trip
Phillip_G, Apr 2022
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
Great service from check in to drink service and food was fabulous staff right on the ball Top cruise
star-5
Amazing
Robert_A, Apr 2022
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
Boat trip was fantastic very relaxing captain and hosts were outstanding food was amazing entertainment great
star-5
Great day out
Calliope_A, Apr 2022
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
Great wine, weather, food and company. Sooooo much food, don't eat breakfast. Your guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
1/2 day river cruise
Sarah_M, Feb 2022
1/2 day Swan Valley Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tour Inc Afternoon Cruise to Perth
What a great 1/2 day tour. Our guide was friendly and had great local information along the way. Loved the river cruise on the way home.
star-4
Took this as solo river trip , and enjoyed very much , regretted not including lunch in my booking
Patricia_B, Apr 2022
Swan River Scenic Cruise
Leaving Elizabeth Quay and arriving by river at Fremantle we’re the high lights for me as gave alternative views of these areas

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many cruises depart from the Barrack Street Jetty near the Bell Tower, which also has an observation deck with panoramic views.

  • You can reach the Perth Zoo via the Swan River by taking the ferry to South Perth.

  • Elizabeth Quay, next to the Bell Tower, offers eateries, a playground, and public art.

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How to Get There

From Northbridge or the CBD, walk south and you’ll run into the river. The free Blue CAT bus also stops near the waterfront. To cross the river on foot, by bike, or in a vehicle, head to the Narrows Bridge, which connects the CBD and South Perth.

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When to Get There

The sun is strong in Perth in the summertime, and the open riverbanks can be hot and bright. Sunset is a great time for photos, especially at Kings Park, where you can admire the city skyline as it starts to twinkle. Firework displays light up the skies over the river on New Year’s Eve and Australia Day.

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Fremantle

Part of Perth’s metropolitan area, Fremantle is a port city known that sits on the south side of the Swan River, where it meets the ocean. Locals love Freo, as the area is called, for its café scene, bars, and casual vibe. The city is also known for its historical attractions, particularly the Fremantle Prison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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