Welcome to the Swan Valley, the home of delectable wines and fantastic experiences that won't break the bank!
Nothing tastes better than free stuff feels, but in Swan Valley, you can get the best of both worlds!
Enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings at the renowned Margaret River Chocolate Company, as well as delicious free treats at Whistlers Chocolate. Why stop there, when you could Immerse yourself in the sweetness of House of Honey's free honey tastings, or relish nougat delights at Mondo Nougat?
Wine lovers won't want to miss complimentary* wine, cheese, and olive tastings at Twin Hill Winery for groups under then. Ugly Duckling Winery, a charming spot in the Valley with premium wines and the warmest of welcomes, also invites you to their rustic cottage overlooking the vines for free wine tastings for up to five people, coupled with live music every Saturday and Sunday.
*Please note complimentary tasting experiences apply to individuals and small groups only. For larger groups it is recommended you contact the business prior to visiting to enquire about group pricing and to pre-book your experience.
Whether you’re a seasoned art lover or a creative novice, you and your loved ones will appreciate the unique wonders of Gomboc Art Gallery and its vast sculpture park - one the oldest privately owned free galleries in Western Australia, showcasing both established and emerging artists on 4.5 hectares of stunning land in the Swan Valley.
Take your art pursuits further with a visit to the beautiful Gallery Naturalist, where you can enjoy complimentary authentic Turkish tea for all visitors - as well as a range of authentic homemade Turkish desserts for $6 or less - at their stunning Alpaca Delights Tea Garden.
Prepare to be wowed by Thomas Maurer’s unique three-dimensional optical Illusionary Art available to view for free with the option to purchase artworks on display at the studio shed.
Immerse yourself in nature at Whiteman Park, where you can enjoy picnics year-round and fun adventures. Little ones will love discovering the enchanting Children’s Forest, where you can get free activity sheets at the Visitor Information Centre before exploring this community forest complete with artworks and interpretive signage for an immersive experience suitable for any age.
Bells Rapids is THE spot to enjoy scenic walking trails and serene landscapes in the area, especially during winter and spring. The 2.75 km Grade 3 loop combines the easy Bells Rapids River Walk with the more challenging Goat Walk, for a stunning journey along the river, through hills, and over steep rocky sections.
Swan Valley Station is the place to be when looking to entertain your family on a budget. From exploring their scenic Marron Lake and wandering through the inviting sculpture trail, to meeting the adorable array of farm animals from peacocks and baby chickens, to pet rabbits and miniature ponies, there are so many memories to be made! Finish off a lovely day by treating yourself to the Valley's finest scones, fresh daily with jam and cream at just $6.95 for two.
Young ones with an adventurous spirit will love the Great Valley Rally, a free scavenger hunt designed as an enthralling Amazing Race for kids. With clues taking approximately 3 hours to complete, this activity offers a perfect blend of fun and exploration for all the family.
Explore the rich history of the Swan Valley free of charge with the Guildford Heritage Walk Trails, which offers four self-guided trails that showcase historical colonial life and the intriguing characters who lived in the area.
Next, you could visit the oldest church in WA, All Saints Church, and stroll through its charming grounds which were once the campsite of Captain James Stirling in 1827.
The fantastic Cradle of the Colony exhibition is waiting to be discovered at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre, where you can learn all about the area's history, indigenous occupation, colonial hardships, and the gold rush era.
Swan Valley is known as the home of exquisite artisan food and drink in WA, and this has created some epic, and affordable tasting experiences:
With a range of tempting options for every palate, there’s no excuse to not make the most of delicious midweek meal deals across Swan Valley.
Baskerville Tavern offers tasty $20 midweek specials - Parmi Mondays (choose chicken/ eggplant/ chicken schnitzel, Pasta Tuesdays, Steak Wednesdays (250gm rum steaks with a choice of sauce), and Burger Thursdays with chips, featuring Buttermilk Chicken, Beef, or Veggie Burgers.
Valley Social tempts with midweek specials starting from $16.50, Bailey Brewing keeps things interesting with a rotation of enticing offers to accompany their delicious craft beers.
Savour a delightful afternoon tea with friends or family in Swan Valley with enticing options to satisfy those midday cravings. At Mrs Rabbit you can treat yourself to a $15 Devonshire Tea featuring a traditional scone paired with jam, cream, and English breakfast tea.
The House of Honey offers a delightful Devonshire tea for two at $16.60, complete with honey scones, cream, jam, and honey, and a pot of loose-leaf tea. For a family-friendly experience, they even offer baby Devonshire teas.
You also have the freedom to explore their extensive menu, including plenty of affordable choices like cakes, bakes, sandwiches, snacks, and larger meals. On sunny days, relish a scoop or two of their exquisite honey ice cream made with their signature honey!
Spend a memorable family day in Swan Valley thanks to a great selection of kid-friendly activities! Challenge each other to mini-golf at The Vines Resort, priced at $12 per child or $18 for adults, or try Supa Golf and Supa Putt, both under $25, for an entertaining afternoon.
Let your little ones experience life in the kitchen, with a Pasta in the Valley mini-chef experience for only $8, and if you book in for dinner on a Friday they can enjoy free kids' entertainment including face painting, balloons, crafts, and more.
Take those curious kids to explore the Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park, where entry to the museum is by donation. This is a guaranteed educational and enjoyable family outing, from interactive displays and a diverse collection of transport and technology objects to fun activities for kids.
For the car enthusiasts out there you can't miss a visit to the Motor Museum of WA. Check out thousands of vehicle displays from the past to present including the famous Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull Formula OneRB10 and one of only three McLaren 720S' in the world. Entry is only $7 per child and $16.50 per adult.
From gastronomic delights and historic explorations to family-friendly activities, the stunning Swan Valley region invites you to immerse yourself in memorable adventures, within the affordable spectrum of free and under $25 experiences.
Don’t miss out on the chance to discover this enchanting corner of Perth. Plan your visit, indulge in these budget-friendly experiences, and let the Swan Valley captivate you.
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