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Swan River Tours

Swan River carves its way through the middle of the city of Perth before joining with the sea.

Fed by the Avon, Canning and Helena Rivers, the Swan River itself is only around 60km long. Over 130 species of fish inhabit the Swan River, including bull sharks, catfish, rays and bream. Bottlenose dolphins are also regularly seen in the estuary.

One of the easiest ways to appreciate the beauty of the Swan River is simply to take a walk along its banks. Cycling and walking paths line the foreshore, and parklands along the water’s edge keep things interesting. Circuiting the river by the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway is a casual 10km walk well worth undertaking.

Cruises along the Swan River are also popular, often lasting a few hours – or simply take the ferry across the harbour for a cheaper option. Jet boating and parasailing are activities less suited to appreciating the quiet beauty of the river, but guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Windsurfing is another popular option for getting on the water, but hiring a canoe will allow visitors to see more of the river itself.

Practical Info

The Swan River is hard to miss. Visitors arriving by plane to the city cross it on their way from the airport to the CBD, and with so many popular attractions lying on or near the Swan River, it’s highly unlikely that a visitor to Perth will leave the city without spending some time on its banks.

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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle, Perth, null
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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle

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Hop on a ferry from Perth or Fremantle to Rottnest Island for a day of exploring the stunning island. Enjoy a 90-minute coach tour of the island. You'll learn ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.85
Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle, Perth, Day Trips
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Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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Enjoy the relaxed casual environment of Rottnest Island, one of the most unique islands in the world, just off the coast of Perth. After cruising down the Swan ...  Read more

Location: Fremantle, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.82
Swan Valley Wine Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth, Perth, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Swan Valley Wine Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth

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Take in the charming views of the upper reaches of the Swan River and Perth's surrounding city on this Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth. Enjoy morning and ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.79
Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle, Perth, Lunch Cruises
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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

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Rottnest Island is widely regarded as one of Western Australia’s treasures, with numerous white sandy beaches, secluded bays, abundant wildlife and fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $44.67
Perth Lunch Cruise including Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour, Perth, Ferry Services
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Perth Lunch Cruise including Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour

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Escape Perth's hustle and bustle, and combine a lunch cruise around Perth with a sightseeing tram tour of the Port of Fremantle. You'll cruise down the Swan ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.15
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth, Perth, Lunch Cruises
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Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth

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Indulge yourself as you enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth to the celebrated Swan Valley, before taking a guided tour of Western Australia's oldest wine ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.76
Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise

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See the sights of Perth and Fremantle on an attraction-packed half-day tour that takes in the city and beaches. You’ll see panoramic views over Perth from ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.99
Swan River Scenic Cruise, Perth, Half-day Tours
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Swan River Scenic Cruise

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Whilst you are visiting Perth, it is a must to take a cruise along the Swan River. The 2.5-hour Swan River cruise allows you to see the wonderful sights that ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.54
Upper Swan Lunch Cruise, Perth, Day Cruises
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Upper Swan Lunch Cruise

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Take a lunchtime cruise along the Swan River from Perth to the beautiful Upper Swan River. You'll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board your fully licensed ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.96
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise, Perth, Lunch Cruises
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Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy dinner on the water with this 3-hour Swan River cruise in Perth. Admire views of the tranquil waterfront as the city lights up for the night, and feast ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.51

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