The South Perth river loop is a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful swan river and the sights of Perth city. The 12km loop is completely on well-maintained paths, which are mostly by the water's edge, avoiding the need to interact with traffic.

Walk, run or ride this loop is a great way to get your exercise in. All this route you are likely to see swans and plenty of other bird life that the river is famous for. During Summer and shoulder months it is probably best to do in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day. Be sure to pack a hat and sunscreen.

Reward yourself afterwards allow the South Perth coffee strip on Mends Street. Atomic Espresso is my choice for a great coffee.