Swan Valley is only a half hour drive from Perth, and cannot be missed on any visit to the region. All the Swan Valley tours include a wine tasting experience for a reason – Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in Western Australia. The region’s climate is perfect for producing wine of the quality comparable to wines from France, Italy and Spain. Besides amazing wineries, you can also find in Swan Valley authentic breweries and distilleries, restaurants and cafes, markets with fresh local produce, various art galleries, handcraft workshops and great places for shopping.
Here are the Swan Valley tours we recommend:
1. Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth
This is an excellent way to experience the best of Swan Valley all at once. Going on a charming boat ride will take you back to the history of Swan Valley and its wineries. While cruising around, you can enjoy tea, wine and cheese tastings overlooking stunning views. Then you will visit Sandalford winery, where you can just sit back and learn more about wines from the local experts, sample six types of premium wines and enjoy a two-course lunch to accompany your wines. On the way back to Perth, satisfy your sweet tooth with your favourite desserts, while the boat crew provides fun entertainment. Departure Time: 9:45am. Duration: 7 hours.
2. Private Swan Valley Tours by Luxury Vehicle from Perth
Want to travel like a celebrity? This VIP tour can be personalised depending on your preferences and gives you the flexibility you do not have with a larger group. If you are a fan of exploring new places by car, observe the beauty of the wetlands and get from one attraction to another within minutes by Range Rover, Mercedes or another 4WD vehicle. A photographer will join you on the trip, so no need to worry about taking pictures or editing them later. The tour guide will make sure all your questions are answered and expectations are met. Departure Time: Flexible. Duration: 4-8 hours. Take a look at Private Swan Valley Wine Day Trip from Perth as a cheaper alternative.
3. Private Caversham and Swan Valley Day Trip from Perth
Want to do a wine tasting but still have activities for the kids? Of the many Swan Valley tours available, this one was designed for families with kids. At the Caversham Wildlife Park, you get to experience magical encounters with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, possums, lizards and many other animals. Your itinerary includes wine, beer and cheese tastings, visits to the House of Honey, Mondo Nougat and the Chocolate Factory. You will also get a chance to learn more about aboriginal art. Lunch is included. Departure Time: 8.30am. Duration: 10 hours (approx.) If you don’t have as much time, here is a shorter tour that takes about 3 hours – Half-Day Hummer Swan Valley Wildlife and Winery Tour from Perth.
4. Ultimate Swan Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Perth
If all you want is just to go on a gastronomic adventure, this tour has the best value. Join a group of other foodies to visit five venues for wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. On your way, enjoy the picturesque landscapes, relax between stops and do souvenir shopping. Lunch will take a place in a cosy winery with live music playing in the background. End the day with a beer tasting experience at the local microbrewery. You can either stay in Swan Valley for dinner or return to Perth with the group. Departure Time: 10:05am. Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
5. Pinnacles and Swan Valley Day Trip from Perth Including Caversham Wildlife Park, Vineyard Lunch, Pinnacles and Sandboarding
This is not one of the regular Swan Valley tours. On this tour, besides the typical wine tastings, you will also get to visit the Nambung National Park, explore the incredible Pinnacles desert and the sand dunes in Lancelin. If sandboarding is on your bucket list, then this is the time to check the item off. In the Pinnacles desert, you will get to see limestone formations, fascinating nature and great wildlife. Make sure you check the weather in advance. Departure Time: 8.30am. Duration: 11 hours (approx.) If you want to add some visits to museums and fishing towns, and see wildflowers blooming, check out this tour – Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth.
Other Swan Valley tours you might want to consider:
Half-Day Swan Valley Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting Tour Including Afternoon River Cruise (6 hours)
Upper Swan Lunch Cruise from Perth (3 hours)
Swan Valley tours are definitely worth your time. Choose the one that suits you the best and do not forget to share your experience in the comments section below.