Unique Swan Valley tours and day trips

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Published on 31 March 2023

See life in a new way with these breathtaking Swan Valley tours

It’s hard to top a day out with friends and family in the Swan Valley. With plenty of boutique experiences for gourmands, romantics and adventure enthusiasts, you won’t have trouble catering to everyone’s tastes.

And there’s an easy way to guarantee the gang has a good time - jumping on an organised tour means relaxing while an experienced, entertaining guide takes you on an unforgettable journey through one of Perth’s best destinations.

Plan your next visit to the Swan Valley using our interactive map.

These unique Swan Valley tours take in the region’s best attractions in quirky, comfortable style.

1. Up Close and Local Tours

If you’re looking for a unique Swan Valley group tour, Up Close and Local Tours has you covered. Their small group experiences take you off the beaten path to places big-bus tours can’t go.

Wine lovers can visit boutique estates, meet the winemakers and sample some of the best drops. You’ll also explore some local foodie hotspots enjoying tastings of locally-made chocolate, nuts, nougat, coffee, honey and more.

You can book a seat on one of two group tours:

  • Swan Valley Wine Adventure half-day tour (capped at 12)

  • Swan Valley Premium Wine Lovers, a six-person semi-private tour

    Up Close and Local Tours also offers tailored private tours, including the option for booze-free itineraries and child-friendly wildlife encounters.

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    2. AmazingCo Mystery Picnic

    This one ticks all the boxes: memorable adventure, intriguing mystery, delicious treats and well-earned relaxation. AmazingCo’s Mystery Picnic is a unique self-guided Swan Valley tour, perfect as a surprise gift, group activity or romantic adventure.

    On a Mystery Picnic experience, you’ll solve personally-curated clues that lead to Swan Valley providores, where gourmet picnic supplies await. The final clue reveals the stunning picnic spot where you can unpack your basket, spread your blanket and enjoy the view.

    Each personalised scavenger hunt through the picturesque Swan Valley takes around three hours. We encourage you to go slow, sample the goodies and meet the friendly local producers at each ‘hidden gem’ destination.

    3. GoGo Activ Kayak Tours

    From picnics to paddles, GoGo Activ Tours gives you a different way to experience the Valley with a serene paddle down the Swan River.

    Taking around three hours, the Mandoon Winery Kayak Tour starts and ends at one of the Swan Valley’s best wineries.

    Life moves at a relaxed pace in the Swan Valley, so don’t worry if you’re not an adrenaline junkie. GoGo Activ kayak tours are laid-back and social, giving you plenty of time to soak in the region’s natural beauty.

    During a pleasant paddle to Woodbridge Park, your experienced guide will point out unique flora and fauna. Then it’s back to Mandoon Estate for a well-earned refreshment, giving you the afternoon to explore more of the Swan Valley.

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    4. Captain Cook Cruises


    If kayaking isn’t your thing but you still want to experience the Swan River with gourmet food and wine, Captain Cook Cruises welcomes you aboard.

    The long-established Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise sets off from the city on a leisurely journey down the Swan River, passing stunning scenery and iconic Perth landmarks. As well as morning tea, coffee and muffins, guests can sample WA wines and cheese on the way to SandalfordWines, where the tour stops for lunch.

    After a cellar-door wine tasting and scrumptious grazing table lunch at Sandalford, you’ll hop back on board for the return journey, featuring entertainment, desserts and all-inclusive wine. Captain Cook Cruises’ Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is an indulgent way to tour the Swan Valley with friends, and a perfect gift for those who like a little laid-back luxury.

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    5. The Holistic Hen

Planning a hen’s weekend that caters to all tastes can be tricky, which is why we love The Holistic Hen’s Swan Valley Soirée. These packages are perfectly designed for groups of gals who want to relax, unwind and indulge in the gorgeous Swan Valley surroundings.

The Holistic Hen’s curated two-night, two-day itineraries take in the best wine, produce and activities in the Swan Valley, with options that include:

  • Sip and stretch
  • Guided meditation
  • Wine and canapé tasting
  • Horse trail ride
  • Brewery tour
  • Grazing boards

If you’ve read this far and can’t decide what to book, there’s good news. You can opt for a hen’s weekend package that includes a half-day wine tour or Mandoon Kayak tour, giving you the best of both worlds.

Dates are limited, so we recommend booking early.

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Plan your perfect Swan Valley tour

One of the best things about the Swan Valley is its proximity to Perth. A 25-minute drive is all it takes to reach WA’s oldest wine region, where nature abounds and life slows down.

There’s so much to see and do in the Swan Valley that a one-day tour often isn’t enough. Bookmark these tours for when you’re craving a great day out, or check out our suggested Swan Valley itineraries to customise your adventure.

Foodies, adventure lovers, wine connoisseurs and art appreciators will find plenty of activities for a day trip or weekend stay. There are even kid-friendly trails, Swan Valley walking maps and an updated events calendar showing what’s on near Perth.

Make your next adventure memorable. Visit the Swan Valley to experience the best of WA during an easy day trip from Perth.


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