Swan River - 03 Apr 2018 The Swan River is an icon of Western Australia and can be viewed from various places in and around Perth. My favourites are probably: 1. The South Perth foreshore which is near the Zoo and various cafes and restaurants. 2. The Applecross foreshore, where you can see a panoramic view of the Perth Skyline and walk up to Heathcote to play in the adventure playground! 3. Fremantle, where the river meets the ocean at the port, and you can take a beautiful stroll around the bridges.