The Swan Valley is located in the upper reaches of the Swan River between Guildford and Bells Rapids and is bordered to the east by the Darling Range.
The Swan Valley is the closest wine growing region to Fremantle and is in fact the only wine region within a 30 minute drive of a major capital city in the world. The valley is home to many family owned vineyards and wineries including Sandalford, Houghton, Sittella and Lamonts. The Swan Valley is approximately a one hour drive from Fremantle or a 25 minute drive from Perth CBD.
Beer lovers will be delighted to know there is more to the region than just wine. Several boutique beer outlets and microbreweries can be found throughout the Swan Valley offering more than 20 varieties of beer including Feral Brewing Company, Mash Brewing Co., Elmar’s in the Valley and Duckstein Brewery.
The Swan Valley is also renowned for its mouth watering food. Choose from over 90 restaurants and cafés, together with producers of fresh nougat, honey, chocolate and ice-cream such as Oggies Ice Cream Cafe and Cottage Tea Rooms.
With plenty of wide open space for picnicking, cycle trails and self guided walks the valley is also ideal for families.
One of the best ways to experience the region is to follow the 32 km award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. The trail, a scenic loop, takes in some of Western Australia’s finest wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, cafés, arts and crafts and fresh produce.
There a several tours available of this region including a wine tasting tour that gives visitors the opportunity to sample some of the regions superb wines without having to worry about who will do the driving.
Take some time to visit Caversham Wildlife Park, situated in Whiteman Park, there are a large number of animals, birds and reptiles for you to view and interact with including a chance to hold a wombat or feed the kangaroos. Most of the park's animals are Australian but they do have some exotics such as monkeys and llamas.
To book a tour of the Swan Valley visit the tours and tickets page.