Rustic, steeped in tradition and passion. This food and wine region is renowned for world-class wineries, breweries, distilleries, countless gourmet goods and an array of National Parks just 25 minutes from Perth.
Swan Valley in Perth is an understated wine region which offers wide open spaces and rich fertile lands - attracting an array of growers and artisan producers to the region. Beyond that it's also home to impressive National Park lands. A short drive from the CBD will deliver you into the heart of the region.
The Swan Valley extends from the historic town of Guildford to the undulating green hills of Chittering. It's a step back in time mixed in with an eclectic Mediterranean and Indigenous history.
Cycle your way through history via the Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail - which is made up of three routes, 4km, 30km or 32km, and follows West Swan Road on a shared-use path that is suitable for riders of all ages and fitness levels. A series of signs interpret the rich history, interesting characters and natural elements so you can appreciate the unique and special place that is the Swan Valley.
Home to world-class wineries, breweries and distilleries, the region has mature taste buds and many new tasting experiences such as the Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail and an array of family friendly options make it a truly hospitable area to explore.
Sweet tooths will enjoy the Sweet Temptations Food & Wine Trail - a journey of mouth-watering, world class, artisan produce handmade in the Swan Valley. Sample the finest French macarons, scrumptious nougat, gourmet nuts, delicious cakes, handmade chocolate, pure honey sourced straight from the hive, signature fortified wines and sparkling Moscato handcrafted by third and fourth generation winemakers.
It's not all about food, wine, and history - with the region home to some impressive hiking trails in amongst bushland and National Park. The iconic Bells Rapids is a hugely popular spot nearby and considered dogfriendly. Although it's been affected by bushfires back in 2020, the area is rejuvenating.
The John George Trail, Woodbridge is one of the most scenic trails along the Swan River, while higher up, the Eagle View Walk Trail (John Forrest National Park) is located on the edge of the Perth Hills with some amazing views and includes waterfalls and rapids along the way.
Syd’s Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trail, Walyunga National Park are family friendly trails that provide interpretation on the indigenous history, plants and animals and the history of white water rafting in this beautiful location.
- Food & Wine: Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail, Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail
- Bike: Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail
- Horse Trails: Brigadoon Bridle Trail
- Hike: Syd’s Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trail - Walyunga National Park, Bells Rapids River Walk - Swan Valley, Eagle View Walk Trail - John Forrest National Park.
Accessible Trail Options:
- John George Trail, Woodbridge