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The Swan River: between The Narrows & Upper Swan Bridge

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 In a nutshell

Discover what's beyond the next bend in the river: from inner city sophistication to the rustic charm of the Swan Valley.

Safe to learn to paddle here and easier to paddle than downstream when it's windy.

River traffic is smaller in size, but keep clear of large ferries.

The Swan River: paddling upstream from The Narrows
Put in at . . . Facilities  Best known for . . .  Watch out for . . .

The Narrows

via Mill Point Road

car park, grassed area

- paddle to Herisson Island

-  the South Perth foreshore

-  Boatshed Cafe/ Kiosk -beach for landing close by

-  the city skyline

-  often windy and rough conditions on Perth Water

-Barrack Street Jetty & South Perth river traffic

- other river traffic

Bardon Park, Maylands

via Fourth Avenue East, near Maylands Yacht Club

car park, toilets, picnic facilities, barbecues, children's playground

-  the paddle downstream to Claisebrook inlet with Lamont's restaurant, Burswood resort complex & Herrisson Island with picnic area - beaches for landing

-  the paddle upstream to explore Ascot Waters and to visit Tranby House,(National Trust) with tea rooms. Ring and check for opening times.

 

-  traffic from power boat association located at Burswood, downstream

-  water ski area upstream

 A.P. Hinds Park, near Garrett Road Bridge

via Milne Street, Bayswater

 car park, toilets, picnic facilities, barbecues, children's playground

-  the jetty which is the finish line of the Avon Descent!

- Clarkson Reserve

 -  ferries & other river craft

-  fishing lines along the bank, jetties & from boats

Garvey Park, Redcliffe

via Fauntleroy Avenue

car park, toilets, picnic area, kiosk at weekends, disabled ramp, Ascot Kayak Club

-  Ron Courtney Island, riverside homes, nature reserves and picnic areas on northern bank

-  upstream, small beaches for easy landing

 -  ferries & other river craft

-  fishing lines along the bank, jetties & from boats

King's Meadow, Guildford: via Market and Hill streets

 

Point Reserve, Bassendean

 car park, picnic facilities, children's playground, byo fuel barbecues

 

car park, picnic facilities, children's playground, barbecues

-  Helena River which enters here

-  narrower river , leafy banks, cliffs in places

-Fish Market Reserve

-  ferries & other river craft

-  fishing lines along the bank, jetties & from boats

Barkers Bridge,/Lilac Hill Park, Guildford

via West Swan Road

car park, pinic facilities, barbecues, children's playground

- visiting Mulberry Farm Restaurant , Woodbridge House, National Trust, (with tea rooms) or Sandalford winery/restaurant which are all accessible from the river. Ring and check for opening times

-Marshall Park, Reg Bond Park

 -  ferries & other river craft

-  fishing lines along the bank, jetties & from boats

Middle Swan Bridge via Middle Swan Road

(to Upper Swan Bridge)

car park, toilets, picnic area, byo fuel barbecues - easy paddling:wooded banks, orchards, farms and vineyards - Houghton winery

-  shallow water as you reach the upper limit of summer paddling

-  strong current which races through trees during winter for 4 km below Upper Swan Bridge. For experienced paddlers only.

Car security - better to leave valuables at home!

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