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Swan River Loop, Perth Swan River Loop, Perth

Urban Walk

 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 10 km

A delightful 10 kilometre loop around the Swan River that takes you past Elizabeth Quay, Barrack Street Jetty, Riverside Drive and the South Perth Foreshore.  On foot or on wheels this is a great route with plenty of places for refreshments.

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A very popular loop in Perth city, allowing you to experience the beauty of the Swan River on foot or bicycle.  As you cross the Causeway Bridges, you can choose to take a detour and explore Heirisson Island, see the statue of Yagan and maybe a kangaroo or two.

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Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours if walking


10km loop + 1km if you explore Heirisson Island.

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Multiple access points including Elizabeth Quay, Perth

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Trail End

Difficulty Notes

Easy, all on concrete path, except for Heirisson Island.


Multiple cafes and restaurants around the loop.
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Water Access Points
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Child Activities
  • Public Telephone
  • Sheltered Area
  • Accessible picnic facilities
  • Accessible BBQ facilities
  • Accessible viewing platform

Best time of year

All year, but best to do early morning in the Summer months

Trail Access

Road, Bus or Cycle

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4 trail goers have rated Swan River Loop, Perth as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 11:01am

My old running circuit when I lived in Perth. Love the urban vibes and the views of the city.
Myth Walker

Reviewed 1 Nov 2020, 5:24pm

A great walk, perfect paths that allow easy shared use for feet and bikes. Not too far from other urban walking trails if you want to join a few for a big walk day.
Mel Pla

Reviewed 6 May 2019, 8:52pm

Fantastic walk. Lots of views. Great paths. Love it!
Irina Guidara

Reviewed 30 Sep 2017, 10:05pm

I love this walk. You can do it even after work. It takes bout 1 Hr 45 minutes to do the loop. It's great for any age and fitness level.

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