Immerse yourself in the gourmet, scenic and natural wonders of the Swan Valley by heading out by car or on a walking or cycling trail. There are so many great ways to enjoy your Swan Valley experience, from food and wine to wildlife, nature and the great outdoors.
Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
Only 25 minutes drive from the city and less than 10 minutes from Perth Domestic Airport, the Swan Valley seduces visitors with a rich fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature.
You can experience its many wonders along the award-winning Food and Wine Trail – a 32-kilometre scenic loop taking in more than 150 businesses including wineries, lively breweries, fine restaurants, bustling cafés, distilleries, shops, accommodation outlets and roadside stalls selling fresh produce.
The trail is well sign-posted and works in conjunction with the Swan Valley guide and maps, which are available from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford and are designed to help you plan your own unique food and wine experience.
Walking can help you lose weight, improve flexibility and is a great way to stay motivated. Walking in our natural environment with family and friends is an ideal opportunity to stay fit and enjoy the flora and fauna unique to the Swan area. More detailed information on trails can be found in the City of Swan's Trails, Parks and Picnic Guide.
Guildford Heritage Walk Trails
Guildford is one of three towns established in 1829 when Western Australia was settled and the only town in Perth on the Register of the National Estate. Established on what is virtually an island encircled by the Swan and Helena Rivers, Guildford is ideally suited to exploration on foot. Download the Guildford Heritage Walk Trails for four short walk trails ranging from 20 minutes to just over one hour.
Bells Rapid Walk Trail
The Bells Rapid Walk Trail, incorporating the River Walk and the Goat Walk, is a scenic walk along the Swan River, home of the famous Avon Descent, noted for being one of the best vantage points for the event with its majestic boulders and rushing waters in the winter. Bells Rapid is also the habitat of the beautiful grey kangaroo which can be seen at certain times of the year in abundance. You will enjoy scenic views of countryside and coastal plains on this unique circuit walk trail.
Walking in natural bushland areas is a unique opportunity to appreciate the flora and fauna and to reflect on the unspoiled beauty that is still available for us to enjoy. The Wandoo Heights Wildflower Walk Trail is best visited in wildflower season.
Please note, this is a controlled access walk trail and permission/key is required through the City of Swan. Please contact them during business hours on 9267 9267.
John George Walk Trail
The John George Walk Trail links Woodbridge Riverside Park in Woodbridge with Reg Bond Reserve in Viveash and follows the eastern bank of the Swan River for a distance of approximately two kilometres.
A popular recreation and conservation reserve that is 10 times the size of Kings Park, Whiteman Park has a wide range of facilities, events and attractions for the whole family. Explore the wonderful banksia bushland and catch a glimpse of grey kangaroos and, if you're lucky, a black-gloved wallaby on one of three bush trails or the extensive bike paths. Visit the Children's Forest and Caversham Wildlife Park (entry fee applies for the Wildlife Park). Picnic Areas are open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 6.00pm and admission is free.
Cycling is an activity that has proven health and fitness benefits for people of all ages. Above all cycling is fun – you can enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery that Western Australia has to offer whilst spending time with family and friends.
Cycle routes within the Swan Valley have been designed with all cyclists in mind, from the recreational to the serious, and cycle-friendly businesses feature along the routes.
Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail
Discover the heritage and environs of the Swan Valley on the Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail.
Bike hire is available in the region. Pre-booking of bikes is strongly recommended.
For more information regarding the trails, view the Cycle Trail Brochure.
The Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail and the Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail have recently been voted as two of the state's Top 62 Trails by West Australians.