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IDEAS FOR YOUR BOATING DAY
ON THE RIVER

ElectriCity

3 hour hire downstream

We launch from Maylands, a river suburb in the eastern part of Perth. On the foreshore we are in good company with Maylands Waterland, Maylands Public Golf Course, tennis and recreational clubs.

Travelling downstream is more of an adventure of places to see and architecture. Captain Stirling landed on these shores in 1827 and again in 1829. From here you can see Belmont Racecourse, Claisebrook Cove, Optus Stadium (voted the most beautiful stadium in the world 2019) and Perth’s Matagarup Pedestrian bridge before entering Perth Waters.

This area is our CBD with Heirisson Island on your left, On the Point hospitality precinct on your right nestled on Point Fraser. The Riverside Drive is a long stretch of reclaimed land before Perth city and Elizabeth Quay opens up on the right hand side.

Across the open water, South Perth in its glory, but getting there is only on a 6 hour hire.
Time to head back to base.

Places you may stop on this route:
Maylands Yacht Club (wooden jetty)
Banks Reserve (courtesy buoy)
Claisebrook Cove (wooden jetties)
Optus Stadium (only 15min stay)
On the Point (book mooring in advance)
EQ (be wary of your time)

OFF THE GRID

3 hour upstream

Again we launch from Maylands, but this time leaving the hustle and bustle behind and go into the quiet part of the Swan River to experience nature and wildlife.

Feel no guilt in travelling and exploring Perth’s amazing eco-river system on our electric boat. We leave no footprint and disturb no one. Here the river is more narrow with Ascot Waters, Peninsula Farm (tea house), another Racecourse on the riverfront (Ascot), Riverside Garden public open space, beautiful properties and residential housing with river views and small beaches where locals come to cool off during the warmer summer months. This intimate journey will see the tree lines kissing the river and wildlife frolicking, from dolphins to pelicans, and black cockatoos.

The area around Garvey Park is an historic campsite with underground spring. Turtles were sourced from nearby Gobba Lake. Ascot Kayak Club houses this land with kiosk and public open spaces today. At Sandy Beach it’s time to return.

Make sure to bring your camera!

Places you may stop on this route:
Ascot Waters visitor jetty (floating jetty)
Maylands Boat Yard (courtesy buoy)
Trany House (floating jetty)
Bath Street (wooden jetty)
Hinds Reserve (wooden jetty)
Memorial Jetty (horseshoe floating jetty)
Katanning Boat Ramp (floating jetty, 5 min mooring)

FULLY CHARGED

6 hour hire

Choices, choices! With 6 hours you can leisurely cruise around downstream, stop for a swim and get refreshments, or use your time to enjoy the company on the water. There is no hurrying back. Just use the 3 hour options both ways (ElectriCity or Off The Grid – check the map for details), or stretch it out one way or the other from Maylands to South Perth or Maylands to the Swan Valley.

You may want to check out the Swan Valley – Western Australia’s award winning wine region which is as far as you can go in 6 hours.
Set off upstream from Maylands. It’s a tranquil river, winding its way east. Past Sandy Beach you will hit Kings Meadow, Perth’s polo grounds, on your right. Guildford Bridge with its oxygenation of the river is a place to watch out, stay to the left of these, but next up is the bridges, find the correct channels to pass through them. The Fishmarket is next (boat ramp) and Success hills/ Bennett Brook with Indigenous importance.

Around the bend is Guildford. Our historic town, third in Settlement, after Fremantle and Perth, with thriving antique shops and culture. The Riverside cafe and Woodbridge is where Captain Stirling made his holiday house, and from here, the wine region unfolds with its stunning vineyards.

 

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