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32km of food, wine and breweries, great cycle trails, two golf courses,
numerous artisan studios and galleries – the Swan Valley has it all.
Roadside stalls pop up all over the Valley
during the warmer months. Most of the
fresh produce sold is grown on the property
directly behind the stalls. Summer means stone
fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, aparagus, grapes,
corn and melon.
With the clubs, balls, and holes larger than
usual, there’s no excuse not to make that
putt! Try your hand at Supa Golf, where you
can play either 9 or 18 holes set amongst
bunkers and water traps.
Forge your own art path from the many
artisans and galleries that operate in the Swan
Valley. From the largest sculpture park in the
Southern Hemisphere at Gomboc Gallery to
the Indigenous art at Maalinup Gallery to lino-
cut prints at Taylors Food Art Stage, there is a
plethora of art to feast your eyes on.
Leave the car at home and hop on a tour. From
coach tours and river cruises to helicopter
flights and horse-drawn wagon rides, pick your
prefered method of transport and sample the
great wines and fairs of the region without
worrying about your blood alcohol limit.
Featuring an all-Aussie
lineup with James Reyne
and Daryl Braithwaite, there
will also be a German-style
barbecue. BYO picnic
blanket for a great night.
Elmar’s in the Valley.
The rocker returns
with his hit national
tour Still Reelin’ and
A-Rockin’ for a night
under the stars.
Beer lovers rejoice! There are five micro-
breweries in the valley – Elmar’s, Feral, Mash,
Ironbark and Duckstein – each with their own
craft brewing techniques to create perfect pints
for those long, hot summer days.
Cheese anyone? Dotted throughout the
wineries, and at The Cheese Barrel, you will find
an array of local and international farmhouse
and artisanal cheeses to choose from.
Perfect for the long rides are the dual-use
cycling paths along West Swan Road and Great
Northern Highway – the two roads also connect
at the peaceful Maali Park Footbridge river
crossing. For the easy rider, the Swan Valley
Heritage Cycle Trail is a short 10km (one way)
trip that incorprates signs and tales denoting
the rich historical past of the valley.
WHAT’S NEW 2012
Ugly Ducking Wines
opened in Henley
Brook; Mandoon Estate
opened its cellar door
in Caversham; Tyler’s
Vineyard opened its
doors in Millendon;
opened at Pinelli’s
Winery; Talijancich has
undergone a facelift,
and you can now relax
with a wine inside the
cellar door, or outside
in their new area.
The Swan Valley Visitor
Centre has been
inducted into the WA
Tourism Awards Hall
of Fame after winning
gold for the State’s
best visitor centre
three years in a row.
Take a cycling trip in the valley
(Photography City of Swan).
(Photography Tourism WA).
A Swan Valley outdoor concert.
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