Seaplane tours to boost tourism in South Perth

Media Release 24 January 2017

The City of South Perth together with Premier, Minister for Tourism, Science Colin Barnett MLA and John McGrath MLA Member for South Perth welcomed the launch of new tourist attraction, Swan River Seaplanes on South Perth foreshore on Monday 23 January 2017.

The seaplane charter company can accommodate a total of 12 passengers and will operate one hour flights to Margaret River departing 9am from Queen Street jetty on South Perth foreshore every Thursday to Sunday. 

Mayor Sue Doherty said the attraction will help boost tourism in the area and the local economy.
“The City is pleased to offer support to the launch of Swan River Seaplanes and South Perth is a superb location, it’s one of Perth’s most iconic settings and I cannot think of a better place for the seaplanes to launch from.”
“South Perth is a much-loved tourist destination, attracting over 1 million interstate and international visitors each year to the foreshore annually.  With Swan River Seaplanes now operating out of South Perth it offers us another opportunity to showcase our beautiful City and a very unique way for visitors to enjoy and see our wonderful City, Swan River and State.

“Tourism is important for the City and the State, over ¾ million people visit the Perth Zoo annually and currently the City is proactively pursuing strategic projects that will provide our residents, visitors and community with a revitalised South Perth waterfront area with enhanced facilities and amenities,” Mayor Doherty said.

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