The deep blue heart of Perth, the Swan River offers a wealth of experiences to suit every kind of traveller.
The banks of the Swan River feature some of Perth’s hidden gems of scenic walking and cycling tracks, with many winding through beautiful parklands and native bush. Pack some afternoon tea and find a scenic picnic spot by the water; stay until sunset to watch the city come to life at night.
Watersports enthusiasts can take their pick of kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and jet boating—among many others—with several equipment hire facilities located along the foreshore. Both the Swan and Canning Rivers are filled with fantastic fishing spots, offering visitors the chance to catch black bream, flathead, mulloway, crabs, prawns, mussels, and more.
Go for a cruise or ferry ride along the Swan River to soak up the incredible beauty of Perth and its surrounds. River services departing from Barrack Square can whisk you away to South Perth, Fremantle, Rottnest Island and the Swan Valley Wine Region, with the chance to spot dolphins and native birds along the way, too.