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Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail

2WD

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Food & Wine Trails
inPerth & Surrounds
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Avon Valley, Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes, Peel, Perth Hills, Perth Metro, Rottnest, Swan Valley

  • Full day
  • 37 km

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.

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Swan Valley Visitor Centre, Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford

Funk Cider is a boutique, natural cidery boasting 12 super-cold taps of weekly-rotating, fresh ciders!
With a funky, mouth-watering selection of ciders ranging from REAL FRUIT infused ciders (passionfruit, mango, coconut), to WILD ferments (The James Brown – which also contains 5 varieties of apples), to BARREL-AGED ciders (The Sex Machine – a barrel aged pink lady cider, aged in French oak vanilla). You are guaranteed to find one you’ll fall in love with! Family friendly, epic atmosphere, big luscious lawns, great food, good tunes.Open 7 days.
Valencia Complex, 55 Benara Rd, Caversham
(08) 9377 4884 + www.funkcider.com.au

Enjoy handcrafted beers and ciders, local wines and tasty Aussie food to match at the awesomely down-to-earth Ironbark Brewery. Ironbark is the epitome of a rustic, outdoorsy beer garden, perfectly accompanied by a great laid-back atmosphere. The brewery’s award winning beers are made on-site using traditional recipes and innovative brewing techniques. Open Wed - Sun
The Valencia Complex, 55 Benara Rd, Caversham
(08) 9377 4400 + www.ironbarkbrewery.com.au

A visit to Duckstein Brewery is an absolute must. German-style dining, long tables, live music, fresh air and top-notch brews, what more could you want? Gather some mates, sit back, unwind and enjoy the great atmosphere.
Open 7 days
9720 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
(08) 9296 0620 + www.duckstein.com.au

Feral Brewing Company is a family owned, independent brewery founded in 2002. With a focus on producing beers unlike the domesticated brews ever-present in Australia. The Brewpub features 16 taps, pouring fresh, unpasteurised beers full of bold flavours and punchy aromatics. Its home to an experimental brewery, restaurant
& beer garden. The space is a comfortable blend of minimal furnishings and endless foliage, with views across the vineyards. As comfy on cold winter days as it is during a balmy summer evening. Open 7 days 152 Haddrill Rd, Baskerville
(08) 9296 4657 + www.feralbrewing.com.au

Mash Brewing boasts a fantastic, locally built craft brewery in the Swan Valley, producing a great range of expertly brewed beers and delectable food.
Customers can kick back and relax whilst checking out the 1200 litre brewing system in action, or enjoy a delicious meal in the cool, eclectic dining area from the seasonal menu. Open 7 days
10250 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
(08) 9296 5588 + www.mashbrewing.com.au

Fig Tree Estate is a boutique Cidery in the heart of Perth’s Swan Valley. Proudly family owned and operated, Fig Tree specialises in making handcrafted cider that is full of unique character.
All Cider’s are made from quality whole fruit which is crushed, pressed, fermented and bottled with no artificial sweeteners, for an all-natural taste experience. Open Thurs - Sun
100 Bisdee Rd, Millendon
(08) 9296 2669 + www.figtreeestate.com.au

Oakover Grounds lies in the heart of the Swan Valley, surrounded by lush lawns, mature trees and the stunning Oakover grapevines.
Offering unique views over the lake, the restaurant is an industrial- style warehouse designed with a casual but eclectic feel. Rustic red barn doors greet you and the interior features a long tasting counter for wine, cider or coffee and plenty of places to lounge about. The very popular SideKick Cider is made right there on the grounds from locally sourced WA apples and is available on tap. Open 7 days

14 Yukich Close, Middle Swan
(08) 9374 8000 + www.oakovergrounds.com.au

Elmar’s in the Valley has the largest micro-glass brewery in the Southern Hemisphere, with a two acre, fully licensed beer garden and undercover alfresco dining space, Elmar’s in the Valley has become the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy great beer and food all year round. Prost!
Open Wed - Sun

8731 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
(08) 9296 6354 + www.elmars.com.au

Homestead Brewery is part of the dazzling Mandoon Estate. Homestead has a casual atmosphere with bar and table seating, relaxed lounges and outside dining on the deck overlooking the incredible view of Mandoon’s vineyards. In the winter, enjoy kicking back by the fireplace, and when it’s warmer, go outside, bask in the fresh Swan Valley air and take in the beautiful surrounds of the estate. Open 7 days

10 Harris Rd, Caversham
(08) 6279 0500 + www.mandoonestate.com.au
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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.

Swan Valley Visitor Centre

(08) 9207 8899

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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.

Length

Up to 37kms depending on exact route chosen

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Swan Valley Visitor Centre, Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford

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Trail End

Hazards & Warnings

Please don't drink and drive.

Facilities

Facilities vary from business to business. If you have mobility related issues, please call ahead.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Path
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

All year. Check operating hours on individual business before heading out.

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

It is illegal to sell or supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 years on licensed premises.
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