Point Belches, South Perth

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Point Belches is a small point on the south side of Swan River, Western Australia, about 250 metres (820 ft) east of The Narrows within the area known as Perth Water. The land is part of the South Perth Esplanade, and the water off the point is used as a commercial water skiing area.
Captain James Stirling discovered Point Belches during the Swan River expedition of 1827. He named it in honour of Peter Belches, a member of the exploring party who was Third Lieutenant on Stirling's ship, HMS Success.

While Point Belches now refers to a small feature on the eastern side of the peninsula, Stirling almost certainly intended the name to refer to the entire peninsula. The Old Mill on the peninsula is identified in early sources as being on Point Belches. Furthermore, historic plans mark Point Belches north of Miller's Pool on the opposite side of Pool Neck to its contemporary location east of Miller's Pool. The peninsula itself is now commonly referred to as Mill Point, although strictly speaking this name also refers to a smaller feature, on the western side of the peninsula.
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  • Point Belches is a small promontory on the Swan River, near the Narrows Bridge. It's best feature is that you can ge a good view of the Bridge. The area is popular with water skiiers. By the way... 
    Point Belches is a small promontory on the Swan River, near the Narrows Bridge. It's best feature is that you can ge a good view of the Bridge. The area is popular with water skiiers. By the way...  more »
  • Point Belches is a small protrusion of land in the Swan River, about 300 metres (330 yards) east of the Narrows Bridge, near Mill Point Road on the south side of the river.. It is popular with water.....  more
    Point Belches is a small protrusion of land in the Swan River, about 300 metres (330 yards) east of the Narrows Bridge, near Mill Point Road on the south side of the river.. It is popular with water.....  more »
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  • This is an awesome place to relax and stroll around. It's perfect for taking some pictures of the Perth Skyline at night or even at day. There's a car park so it's easy to get there. Great place for a picknick. Peaceful spot at the Swan River.
  • Great picnick location with rivers front.

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