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Swan River

The more than 50km of multi-use pathways around the Swan make it a friendly place for walkers, skaters and cyclists. Bring your own or hire a bike or skates to see the city parks and the river foreshore on wheels. If you’d like to be on the water, you can sail, windsurf or kayak and, just to remind you the Swan is not solely an urban waterway, in the evening you can go fishing or netting for prawns.

From September to November each year whale-watching tours operate in conjunction with the Rottnest and Swan River ferries. At this time of the year, you are most likely to see humpback whales on their way home to the Antarctic from warm northern waters. Many are mothers with newborn calves, and some nursing babies born the year before. These whales travel in family pods, and can be individually recognised by their markings. The humpback is an active and energetic creature and you may be lucky to see a show of ‘breaching’. Humpbacks are also particularly vocal, and communicate with an array of groans, squeaks and whistles. Their numbers have recovered from the days of commercial whaling, but are still vulnerable.

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