There are many unique attractions and delicious discoveries to be found along the Swan Valley’s Great Northern Highway alone. Discover them all in just a few hours.
Time allocation: 6 hours
Note: Business times and days may vary please check before visiting.
Start your day of art and gourmet with a visit to one of the oldest privately-owned galleries in Western Australia. The 4.5ha sculpture park and indoor gallery includes more than 100 works from a diverse range of materials by established local, national and international sculptors. Included are works by the gallery’s founder, award-winning local sculptor, Ron Gomboc. Make sure you check out the iconic life-sized version of the AACTA award.
Drop in for some award-winning Swan Valley wines at Windy Creek Estate. Opt for a tasting of the Wicked Stepmother’s range of homemade jams, marmalades and relishes to enjoy over the relaxing view of the vineyards and Darling Ranges.
Pay a visit to Thomas Maurer’s Swan Valley studio shed and observe how a three-dimensional illusion changes in front of your eyes. Learn how these mind-boggling illusions are created, meet the artist, ask questions and enjoy this exciting family experience.
Head over to the beautiful surroundings of Oakover Grounds. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch overlooking the lake and vineyards. Make some time to browse the Swan Valley Market Place, a sensory feast for lovers of all things gourmet.
No visit along Great Northern Highway is complete without a stop to the iconic Whistler’s Chocolate Company and Cafe. Browse the showroom for a whole world of chocolate goodies from classics (rocky road, chocolate-coated licorice, coconut rough) to modern favourites like chocolate pretzels and exotically-flavoured dark chocolate (chilli and cinnamon, sea salt, burnt caramel, chai). Check out the giant Optus Stadium replica created entirely of chocolate. Cap off your day with a coffee and dessert in their spacious cafe garden.