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Morning Tea Walking Tour of Perth
"Time of operation: 10.00am – 12.00pmStarting point: Perth Town Hall (corner Barrack and Hay St’s Perth 6000)End point: State Buildings (Corner Barrack St and St Georges Tce Perth 6000)Start your day in Perth with a morning tea walking tour. Enjoy a coffee or tea with a dash of history culture and arts. The tour will explore the Heritage Precinct of Perth the old theatre district as well as former educational precincts. Enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea at popular local café with your guide while you immerse yourself in the wonderfully re-purposed heritage building in a forgotten area of the city. Visit secret gardens discover hidden art and visit a fine art gallery while learning some of the more interesting anecdotes about the city At the conclusion of the tour your friendly guide will then escort you to one of the most significant and newly refurbished build
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Perth and Fremantle Bike Tours
"Swan Valley Wine TastingThis relatively short and easy tasting tour isn't just about wine. There are opportunities to taste some delicious cheeses chocolate sauces jams and the totally unbeatable Passion-fruit curd. Get off the busy main road through the valley and ride deserted back roads past the vines often full of grapes (and maybe try a grape or two). Perth City TourAn option that always surprises especially locals who think they know Perth. Perth has so many hidden jewels from amazing street art and quirky statues
From AUD75.00
 
Small-Group History of Fremantle Walking Tour
"Originally a fishing port Fremantle has reinvented itself over the years to become a vibrant hub for local artisans – from micro breweries to fashion designers to cafes all wrapped up in a lively music scene. Meet your guide at the Fremantle Visitors Centre and step back in time as you start your walking tour at the Town Hall which opened in 1887 and has remained largely unchanged. This magnificent building has not lost any of its grandeur and charm over the years and continues to be a great example of 19th-century architecture. Next wind your way down the narrow streets stopping for photo opportunities and a bit of storytelling from your guide and walk along the Cappuccino Strip
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Swan River Walk... Tips (9)

The Swan River Walk

The Swan River Walk was a highlight of my visit to Perth. My wife and I took a morning stroll along the river on our second day in Perth. The walk is along the bank of the Swan River and is lined with beautiful plants, flowers and tall Palm trees. Along the way are several benches to stop and enjoy the River and city views. The walk includes a bicycyle train down the center of the tree lined lane for bikes and roller bladers to enjoy.

I so enjoyed walking and relaxing by the River. It was here I realized what a lifestyle city Perth really is. It's laid back and relaxed....just like the river itself. I was never so happy just sitting on a bench with my wife watching the world go by.

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cjg1
Mar 15, 2012

On yer bike!

One of the most wonderful things to do in Perth (and one of the cheapest) is to rent a bike and explore the superb network of cycle paths.

The cycle path network is extensive, and I confess that I only got to explore the riverside and Kings Park sections during the four years that I lived in Perth. These were an absolute delight, and cycling is a wonderful way to explore the nicest aspect of this lovely and underrated city. I now live in Johannesburg and regularly bemoan the complete absence of bike-friendly infrastructure.

One of the most rewarding aspects of cycling in Perth (at least for the unfit and lazy) is that provided you stick to the foreshore, the route is pretty well flat, and you can rack up impressive mileage for relatively little effort - unless you end up cycling into the teeth of the Fremantle Doctor!

Helmets are compulsory (these are hired with the bike) and I would strongly suggest packing a pair of cycling shorts in your luggage to avoid saddle sores! Most Australian cities are pretty bike-friendly, so if you're planning to visit more than one centre, chances are that you'll want to hire a bike there too (I also cycled in Adelaide down the Torrence River from the CBD to the coast, which was fantastic)! Also take water with you and be liberal with the sunscreen, as the breeze off the water can lull you into a sense of false security, so that you run the risk of ending up medium rare!

A last word of advice: bear in mind that this shouldn't be a race (unless you've specifically entered one). There is so much to see on the river, from the wonderful bird life to the dolphins which venture as far up the Swan estuary as the CBD and Applecross and the boating activity on the water, so take your time and enjoy your surroundings!

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CatherineReichardt
Oct 24, 2011

South Perth Esplanade

A pleasant way to spend a few hours is to walk from the Narrows Bridge for several kilometers eastward along the Swan River foreshore with the beautiful homes of South Perth on your right and the river and Perth City to the left. As you walk past the Mends Street Jetty the Esplanade parklands begin to expand and a few hundred metres further on you come to the expances of James Mitchell Park. This is a very popular place on weekends, many families use the park for picnics and BBQs, kicking a football, cyclists use the riverside cycle tracks , sail boat hire etc etc. There is a very popular coffeehouse situated along the way where you can obtain refreshments and enjoy the view.

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Mikebb
Jul 09, 2006

Swan River Dinner Cruise

The first thing we had organised for when Sue arrived in Perth was a dinner cruise on the Swan River. Magnificently organised by Aussirose, was an excellent night and a great time had by all. Thanks Ann :-)

Showed Sue around the city before hand and got some great pics then met up for pre-cruise drinks at the Lucky Shag at Barrack Street Jetty. Got to meet great VTers Tina, Gwynneth and Stuart (hey guys :-).

At 7.15 we boarded the boat with Ann & Howie and had a wonderful experience dining and cruising the Swan River on a cool Friday night. The food was excellent and so was the company. We had a seafood entre followed by a buffet main course, sweets and a sing-a-long with the talented crew on the way back.

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2Cities1Love
Nov 06, 2005
 
 
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Swan River Walk...

A beautiful walk located in Mosman Park in southern Perth, Garungup Park was developed for the residents of Mosman Park to walk and enjoy the river.

With its main entrances located behind Tom Perrot Reserve Park, you have a choice between two paths. One leading south/west down the river towards North Fremantle, and the other heading north/east towards Bicton.

Along both walks you are treated with beautiful views of the Swan River as it works its way along the shoreline. The park is equipped with park benches, barbie facilities, public restrooms, beautiful gazebos, and a few spots of wide open spaces to maybe kick the ball around, or to unleash the dog.

A great place to just relax and check out the sites, or maybe get some fresh air and exercise.

For more about the walk, and the sights to be seen, check out the following link to one of my travelogues. Mosman Park Swan River Walk/Garungup

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bryINpoland
Jul 28, 2005

Swan River walk on the south side

Take a ferry cross the Swan to South Perth and then stroll along the river`and cross some kind of parks there, til you eventually come to the Burswood International Resort and casino. There you have various possibilities to eat and drink and have a rest.
The way back you have to cross a bridge to get to the CBD. The hole action will take you maybe between 3 or 4 hours, depending of your break.
Nice views are guaranteed!

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KrautGermany
Jun 10, 2005

PS Decoy

The paddle steamer Decoy sits on the Swan River in South Perth. On Sundays there is a Riverboat Jazz Cruise from 2.00pm – 5.00pm with a live band. There are other special cruises such as the New Years Eve Cruise and the Lotto Skyworks Cruise.

The Decoy was originally built in Scotland in 1878 in pieces so that it could be transported to Australia in crates and then reassembled. She then sailed for the Yarra River where she began her working life as a tow boat for barges in 1879. Between 1902 and 1905 she was used in the South Australian gulf ports for towing wheat barges. She was then bought and then steamed her way to Fremantle carrying 90 miners who were bound for the Australian goldfields. The boat was then altered to add a second deck to carry passengers for excursions up and down the river. She returned to the Murray River in 1909 and operated there until 1932

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keeweechic
Dec 22, 2004

tube riding on the swan

its seasonal mainly around the hotter parts of the year make your way to south perth either by the freeway or along mill point road.The guy normally sets up underneath the freeway overpass around 10am.make a bit more fun out of it ride a bike around the swan and meet there its not that expensive 15bucks or so but if there are two people he will give you a ripper blast along the swan on the back of a tyre tube

danny1973
Dec 11, 2004
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Family picnic on the Swan river

The Swan River plays a huge part of Perth lifestyle and it is used for numerouse activities especially family picnics. This picture is taken around Pt Walter and has everyhting a family may need for a successful day out. There are plenty of barbecues access to the river for the kids and coffee shops when you need that coffee.

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Apr 03, 2004

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Western Australian Museum

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Government House

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Scarborough Beach

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