Perth city

swan valley

Lush green vineyards, vines bursting with grapes, wine, delicious food and other delights are all part of the experience in Perth’s leafy Swan Valley and the region houses boutique restaurants, art and craft galleries and enough beautiful scenery for a thousand postcards.

Just 25 minutes from the centre of the city the Swan Valley, with its calendar of festivals and events, is a popular destination all year round. The area was settled in the nineteenth century when farmers found it difficult to find uninhabited land near the banks of the Swan River in the city. Many of the charming old buildings in the area have been retained and refurbished, particularly in Guildford. There are more than 40 wineries to visit, from small family-run concerns through to world-famous vineyards; recent years have also seen the establishment of several boutique breweries in the area. You can visit art and craft galleries and workshops, a chocolate or nougat factory and a host of cafes and restaurants.


Whiteman Park


20 minutes from the Perth city centre, Whiteman Park is home to the most diverse transport exhibition in WA, the Motor Museum of WA. There are numerous activities for people of all ages, from tram and train rides, a variety of quaint craft shops, a fantastic birds of prey display and much more. Situated in picturesque bushland the park covers an area of more than 4,200 hectares.


Caversham WIldlife Park


With shady picnic areas plus a kiosk, it's a great spot to relax while making friends with unique Australian wildlife. The park also ahs a souvenir shop filled with Australian souvenirs including CDs, videos, kangaroo skins, carved emu eggs, books, badges, t-shirts, cuddly toys and much more. Located inside Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley, the park also has disabled and pram access. Open every day of the year.




Founded in 1840, this is one of Australia’s oldest, most prestigious privately-owned wineries. Take a tour on suspended walkways, dine alfresco under 123-year-old vines, in our Gold Plate award winning restaurant, or enrol in a wine appreciation class. Located on the banks of the Swan River, Sandalford is just a 20-minute drive from the Perth CBD. Offering picturesque vineyard views, culinary distinction and world-class concerts and events, this is a ‘must-visit’ destination.


Mondo Nougat



Made from the very best ingredients; the almonds, honey and eggs all combine with our secret
ingredients to make the perfect Australian nougat. Visit our factory in the Swan Valley.


Morish Nuts


Hand crafted confectionary, produced to a traditional family recipe, using premium Australian produce.
Visit our factory in the Swan Valley.


The Vines


Continually rated as one of Australia’s best golf resorts, The Vines boasts two 18-hole courses and
is located in the magnificent Swan Valley wine region, only 35 minutes from Perth CBD.

Ironbark Brewery


Enjoy handcrafted naturally-brewed beers and ciders, as well as local wines, with tasty Australian food
all set in a sheltered alfresco beer garden. Open Wed–Sun for lunch. Live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Chariots of Hire


Ride our state-of-the art chariots through the Aussie bush in Whiteman Park. Glide along beautiful paths,
stopping at sights along the way while trying to spot kangaroos that are watching us from amongst the trees.
Advance bookings essential.

Captain Cook


Excellent value scenic cruises with regular, daily departures from both Perth and Fremantle.
Jump on board one of their large, comfortable boats and enjoy views that you can only see from the river – magnificent riverside homes, famous yacht clubs, the Old Swan Brewery and Kings Park. All cruises include an information Captain's commentary, tea and coffee and even premium wine tasting if cruising from Fremantle.