The Swan River estuary flows through
city of Perth, in the south west
of Western Australia. Its lower
reaches are relatively wide and
deep, with few constrictions, while
the upper reaches are usually quite
narrow and shallow.
Perth, gracefully straddling the
Swan, is rated among the most
beautiful cities in the world. The
river, which separates the downtown
area from its southern suburbs,
provides lush vistas.
By day, Perth water is invaded by a
flotilla of small catamarans,
skimming bright blobs of colour. At
night the city lights become a
brilliant galaxy of dancing
The Swan River begins quietly in the
foothills of the Darling Range. Its waters
nurture the upper Swan Valley, which is the
traditional area for Western Australia's
fine wine making. The river next slips
silently past Guildford, Perth's oldest
inland suburb. Near the City itself, the
banks of the Swan fan out into a wide,
But the Swan River is not just for sailors.
Luxury motor cruisers glide by, while small
outboards peacefully putt-putt on the calm
waters. Fishermen are here too, for the
waters of the Swan abound with prawns, crabs
and a variety of fish.
Follow the river further on its way to the
Indian Ocean. After passing some of Perth's
most opulent homes, it narrows into the very
busy port of historical Fremantle.
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