The Swan Valley in Perth, Western Australia has an award-winning food and wine trail so with that in mind, as you can imagine it has remarkable wineries, restaurants and cafes, breweries and distilleries, arts, crafts and local produce. You can either get a tour bus (generally around $100) or a self-drive tour which you will need a designated driver for.
It is also home to Whiteman Park and other parklands like Walyunga National Park and Avon Valley National Park. There is a reptile park in Henley Brook and if crocodiles are on your list to see in Australia then this should be on your list.
What to do in the Swan Valley?
Spend some time at Whiteman Park and Caversham Wildlife Park. The park offers you the chance to get close to Australia’s nature with acres of flora and of course get close with Australia’s unique native animals including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, birds, reptiles and wombats.
The park allows you to interact with some of the animals like kangaroos, get close with the koalas and even get an iconic photo and last of all meet the wombats and friends.
It’s about half a day to go around and see all the sections, there are also areas where you can bring your own food and have a picnic at the park as well as cafes around the place.
Wine and Food Tour of the Swan Valley
Experience the locally produced products in the Swan Valley from wineries, to breweries, to farms and distilleries. Have a look at the map of all the places available to go to in the Swan Valley, although here are some of my favourite spots to go.
We called up Old Youngs to see if they were open on Mondays and the owner was bottling up some his produce and kept the store open for us. Our own little private tasting!
The vodka and gin were some of the best I have tried. He also has a life manifesto which I am sure some of us will relate to in one way or the other. He’s named it The Old Young’s Manifesto (our thoughts on life, a.k.a. how to be better). It’s a must on your Swan Valley tour.
Well known winery in Australia. It does cost $3 for tasting but you can claim it back if you buy a bottle of wine.