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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
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
star-4.5
$100.44 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great dinner cruise for any occasion
Staff were welcoming, service was great. Food was lovely and the MC/DJ was entertaining. Can't complain, it was a fabulous night with nice company and great music that got everyone up and dancing from young and old. It had been a while since I had been on a dinner cruise so I had done it before and will definitely do it again. Prices for kids, however, are a bit extreme.
Sharee_L, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Perth

star-5
Great tour!
Tony_T, Nov 2021
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
The lunch at Sandalford was amazing as always! The entertainment on the return ride was fabulous! Preferred that over the commentary on the way there.
star-5
Your was well organised....
Yvonne_P, Nov 2021
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
Your was well organised. Plenty to eat & drink & the cruise was relaxing with good commentary. The three wineries we’re also excellent tasting. The brewery was good also with a refreshing beer at the end of the day. Keith our driver was very nice & helpful.
star-4
Great day out
Queenie_M, Nov 2021
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
Was a bit seedy from the night before so was a bit reluctant to go, however it started of slow but ended up having a great time. The cruise down the river was great nice and relaxing lovely staff we had wine and a cheese board. Then onto the bus first stop lunch then stopped at about 4 wineries and a chocolate factory ended the day at a brewery it’s along day but a good day. Gets quite rowdy at then of the trip lolz was so much fun.
star-5
Awesome way to see the...
Damian_P, Oct 2021
Wine Tasting Day Trip and Swan Valley River Cruise to Perth
Awesome way to see the Swan valley, we had a good time on the way back on the boat listening to the crew cerenading us as we were dropped off
star-5
Day to remember
Carol_R, Oct 2021
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
The staff on the boat were fantastic. The tour and lunch, tasting etc was top class. Definitely recommend this tour. I'll do it again when I come back to WA
star-4
Fun and food with beautiful scenic views.
Lisa_B, Aug 2021
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
Great selection of food with plenty for everyone. Lovely to watch the night lights of Perth glide by. Music and the dance floor was a lively finish to the evening.
star-4
Relaxing
John_G, Aug 2021
Swan River Scenic Cruise
Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Sadly the Swan was not as blue as expected but the weather obviously changed that
star-5
Spectacular evening
Kathy_G, Jul 2021
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
Magnificent service the food was better than any wedding food I’ve ever had before totally absolutely perfection truly totally recommend outstanding
star-4
Fun day
Darsh_C, Jun 2021
1/2 day Swan Valley Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tour Inc Afternoon Cruise to Perth
Fun day ended with a beautiful cruise. The entertainment in the cruise was enjoyable. No food offered so that was a downer.
star-5
It was my husband's...
Marina_P, Oct 2021
Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
It was my husband's birthday present from our daughter. Best ever experience for last 10 years. Thanks for the staff, they were very professional and friendly. Sandalford estate is a beautiful place, food was fantastic and Daniel (guide) is very professional as well. Thanks for the surprising live music from Lauren. Adrienne and Las
star-5
Fantastic
John_M, Sep 2021
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth
Fantastic Day and the staff were first class. We will do another tour shortly very impressed. Next will be the river cruise.
star-5
Swan twilight cruise
CAROLINE_H, Feb 2020
Swan River Twilight Cruise
It was a very calm and pleasant cruise.the commentary was interesting and clear. The boat was clean and comfortable and staff friendly. Worth it all round.

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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