Perth | Australia

Walk around Swan River (Perth)

One of the must do activities in Perth Central Business District (CBD) is to walk along the Swan River. It is a beautiful walk just along the water and is very refreshing. This walk provides spectacular views of the skylines of Perth city.

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About Swan River

Having a spiritual and mythological significance among the Noongar people, the Swan River, also known as Derbarl Yerrigan, is a river located in Perth city. The river also has a major significance in Perth culture, as it forms a basis for water sports such as sailing, swimming and rowing.

There are 22 road and railway bridges crossing the Swan River.

Logistics of walk along Swan River

  • Total distance: 12 kilometres (but this can be extended to further or reduced).
  • Total time taken: 2.5 hours.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Note: There are free water refill stations along the path and some of the path is shared with the cyclists, so watch out.
  • Path: Yellow line below. YHA Perth – Elizabeth Quay – Barrack Street Jetty – Riverside Drive – Heirisson Island. Usually the walk starts at Elizabeth Quay but I walked from YHA Perth.
Swan River | Map
The path is the yellow line


Closing Notes

The walk along the Swan River is a stunning walk in between the city of Perth. The walkway and the views of the skyline and landscapes are spectacular. I highly recommend walking this path while you are in Perth.

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