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Combine a sightseeing cruise on the Swan River with admission to the Perth Zoo for a family-friendly day out in Perth that highlights the best of the Western Australian capital. As you glide along the Swan River from the city center, enjoy views of King’s Park, the Bell Tower and the waterfront homes of upscale suburbs. At the Perth Zoo, explore its variety of habitats that house more than 1,800 animals. Select a departure time for the sightseeing cruise when booking.


  • Perth combo tour: river cruise and zoo admission
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Swan River to see sights like King's Park
  • Listen to live commentary on board
  • Visit the Perth Zoo to see native and exotic animals
  • Great way to enjoy a well-rounded sightseeing experience in Perth

What You Can Expect

Perth Zoo General Entry Ticket and Sightseeing Cruise

Your sightseeing cruise and visit to the Perth Zoo can be enjoyed on the same day or separate days—your choice.

Departing from central Perth, your Swan River sightseeing cruise allows you to admire much of the city, from the downtown skyline to the western suburbs where luxurious homes sit up on the riverbank. Spot attractions like King’s River, the Bell Tower and the old Swan Brewery building as you journey down the river to Fremantle, a historical port city located when the river meets the Indian Ocean. Turn around here for the return trip to Perth, where your cruise ends at the departure point.

Your admission to the Perth Zoo includes ferry transfers between the city center and South Perth, a riverfront suburb just across the water where the zoo is located. Enter the zoo to check out its collection of both native Australian animals and exotic wildlife from other countries. Wander through its array of exhibits, from reptiles to marsupials to the animals of the African Savannah.

Customer Reviews

Narelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Ferry ride to was quick and comfortable. Zoo was great. I was able to complete the zoo tour one day and the cruise 3 days later which was great. Commentary on cruise was good. Excellent value.

Ronette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

enjoyed it loads!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

this was a great day out for all, however, next time I would allow more time for the Zoo as it is such an amazing place.

Barbara E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

A pity about the rainy weather - but all the rest was good.

Angela A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Wonderful cruise!

Harold R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

I enjoyed the whole experiance and so did the rest of the group.

Frank A

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

We had a really enjoyable day, would recomend it to anyone who wants a relaxing day.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

If you decide to do both zoo + return from Fremantle make sure you pick the 11 am option. 2:15 pm is a little late as you're returned @ 4:45 pm, which is too late for the zoo on the day. If you got 1 day extra you can rebook the zoo tour. Otherwise you will have to let go if you're on tight schedule as mine.

George Venatius ...  United Arab Emirates

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

Absolutely fine, well coordinated, no surprises and very much cost effective without any hidden costs. Really appreciate all of your services.

Matthew M United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

Perth Zoo is really good! There is lots of variety and I especially like the daily walk they give one of the elephants around the zoo on the footpaths! Unfortunately for me that day it tipped it down and it caused the Swan River to swell, so the sightseeing cruise ended a bit early because it couldn't go all the way down the river!

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