The Swan Valley is a world of surprises just minutes away from the centre of Perth. Here you'll find a rich fusion of award-winning wineries, fine food, fascinating history, amazing art and lively events set against stunning scenery. And best of all, it's just a 25-minute drive from the city centre and less than 10 minutes from the domestic airport.
This relaxed region is where you'll find rolling vines, meandering waterways and lush natural bushland, as well as award winning wineries, breweries and food producers and our holiday accommodation is close by to the main attractions.
One of the best ways to appreciate the scenery is by taking cruise up the Swan River from Barrack Street Jetty, Perth. As Western Australia's oldest wine growing region, many vineyards are still owned by descendants of European emigrants.
It is home to a charming mix of big international players like Sandalford and Houghton, as well as family-run wineries where you can chat with the owner over a fruity red. Many wineries offer cellar door tastings, or if you're partial to a pint, there are four microbreweries offering award winning drops.
Indulge in divine local produce - olives, cheese, jams, preserves, chocolate and nougat.
Lunch at one of the beautiful picnic spots or stop for a bite at one of the 70 restaurants and cafes.
A great way to do this is to follow the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail - download the map here.
There are plenty of things to do including horse riding, cycling, golf and wildlife watching - not to mention historic walk trails.
Travel by horse-drawn wagon or chauffeured classic car.
The historic village of Guildford is the gateway to the valley, with fabulous antique shops, homeware stores and historic pubs with beer gardens and live music.
Check out the local galleries which offer all manner of works including Indigenous art, pottery, painting, sculpture and jewellery.
Events: Spring in the Valley Festival
We have a beautiful holiday home in the Swan Valley - a perfect "away-from-it all" property, set in 325 acres of land, but still close enough to the highlights of this beautiful wine region.