The Swan Canning Riverpark is truly the heart of Perth, ensuring it is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. There is a wealth of activities waiting to be discovered, and many informative websites to help you on your way.

Take in the river views from Kings Park while enjoying a picnic – visit the Kings Park website. Enjoy a walk or bike ride along the foreshore. There are numerous dual use paths along the Swan and Canning rivers. Walking guides and cycling guides are available on the Department of Transport website. For bushwalkers, Canning River Regional Park, Walyunga National Park and Avon Valley National Park offer opportunities to get up close to the natural river environment. Try sailing – visit the Yachting Australia website. Enjoy a river cruise. Try your luck fishing for mulloway, tailor or black bream - visit the Department of Fisheries website for information including bag and size limits, Recfishwest or the Australian Anglers Association Club. Find tips on fishing to keep the rivers healthy on the River Guardians website. Discover the natural beauty of the river by kayak or canoe – hire a kayak from Point Fraser or Mosman Park, or explore the Canning River Canoe Trail, which stretches from the Mt Henry Bridge to Hester Park. Find out more at Canoeing Western Australia. Snorkel or dive the rivers and find out what wonders lie beneath - visit Diving Western Australia. Explore the rivers by boat – more information including public moorings, speed limits, launch facilities and tips to keep the rivers healthy are available in the Swan Canning Riverpark Boating Guide on the Department of Transport website. Read more about fishing, boating, diving and kayaking safety. Sewage/sullage discharge is totally prohibited in the Swan Canning Riverpark. For more information, please visit the Department of Transport website. Go birdwatching. The Swan Estuary Marine Park protects three biologically important areas of Perth's beautiful Swan River. It encompasses Alfred Cove, 190 hectares adjacent to the suburbs of Attadale and Applecross, Pelican Point, a 40 hectare area in Crawley, and Milyu, 95 hectares adjacent to the Como foreshore and Kwinana Freeway. The park is an ideal place to watch the many species of birds that visit and live in the Riverpark.

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07 January 2016

Exploring the Swan and Canning Rivers

The Swan Canning Riverpark is truly the heart of Perth, ensuring it is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.