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About Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail
It might be the oldest wine producing region in Western Australia, but there is certainly nothing old-fashioned about the Swan Valley. In step with the trendy craft beer movement, the Swan Valley is home to nine fantastic breweries and cideries producing contemporary and creative beers and cider.
A day of touring the Swan Valley can be thirsty work - and while wine is aplenty, sometimes the palate calls for something more, like a thirst-quenching, chilled beer or cider.
Luckily for you, there is no shortage in the Swan Valley. Behold an impressive variety of brews: lagers, pilsners, ales, wheat beers, stouts and more, as well as ciders and ginger beer; all handcrafted using traditional techniques, state-of-the-art equipment - and only the best produce.
Whether you’re after a relaxing Sunday session in the outdoors, an afternoon in a rustic pub, a German beer hall experience - or a gorgeous vineyard setting, there is something to suit every taste.
Perhaps the best thing about the Swan Valley is its people. Friendly, warm and welcoming, the Swan Valley’s brewers can’t wait to meet new visitors, tell their stories and share their passions and expertise.
So what makes the Swan Valley’s brewery scene the best? Well, it’s pretty easy to get around. Set on a dedicated loop, the Swan Valley is a navigational breeze, so you can tailor a day of beer and cider drinking exactly the way you want without any of the fuss. Just get some friends together, fetch your designated driver or hop on a tour bus - and make a day of it.
The Swan Valley’s Cider and Ale Trail is a dedicated trail for the love of beer and cider and pays homage to the Swan Valley’s talented brewers.
Be trail ready for Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Time is flexible depending on how many establishments you wish to visit.
Up to 37kms depending on exact route chosen
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsPlease practice responsible consumption of alcohol. If you are planning on drinking alcohol, have a designated driver.
Swan Valley Visitor Centre, Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford
Hazards & WarningsPlease don't drink and drive.
FacilitiesFacilities vary from business to business. If you have mobility related issues, please call ahead.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- All accessible parking
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
All year. Check operating hours on individual business before heading out.