Swan Valley Tours

Cruise through Perth’s premier tourist destination in a fully restored 1970 Ford Mustang, and enjoy local foods, wines, produce and attractions. We will share the highlights, hidden gems, indigenous and colonial history of the Swan Valley.

Select one of our pre-planned tours or choose your own adventure.

valley highlights tour

wineries tour

breweries and distilleries tour

foods of the valley tour

choose your own adventure

About the Swan Valley

The Swan Valley, located at the base of the hills of Perth, Western Australia, has a fascinating history that makes it a must visit destination for tourists. Here’s a brief overview:

aboriginal heritage

The Swan Valley holds significant cultural importance to the local Aboriginal people, including the Whadjuk Noongar, who have maintained a deep spiritual connection to the area. Today, efforts are made to preserve and celebrate this important cultural heritage.

 

european settlement

In 1829, Captain James Stirling established the Swan River Colony, and the Swan Valley became one of the first areas to be settled by Europeans. It was chosen for its fertile soils and abundance of fresh water from the Swan River.

agricultural beginnings

The fertile land of the Swan Valley proved ideal for agriculture. European settlers started cultivating crops such as grapes, citrus fruits and vegetables. The valley’s vineyards became particularly famous, laying the foundations for its renowned wine industry.

 

viticulture and winemaking

The Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine region, with vineyards dating back to the 1830’s. The Mediterranean climate, rich soils and the proximity to Perth have contributed to the success of  the region’s winemaking industry.

historic buildings and heritage

The Swan Valley is dotted with historic buildings that reflect its past. Stroll through Guildford, the valley’s main town, and admire its well-preserved colonial architecture. Explore heritage-listed sites like the Woodbridge House, built in the 1880’s, and the iconic Swan Valley Heritage Trail, which showcases historical landmarks along the way.

 

culinary delights

The Swan Valley region is known for its gourmet food producers, including artisanal cheeses, chocolates, olive oils and fresh local produce. Embark on a food trail, visit local markets and savour the farm-to-table delights that the valley has to offer.

art, culture and events

 Explore the Swan Valley’s art galleries, studios and workshops showcasing the work of talented local artists. The region also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as the annual Entwined in the Valley festival, celebrating food, wine and the arts.

 

natural beauty

While exploring the Swan Valley, take time to enjoy its natural beauty. The Swan River meanders through the valley, offering picturesque views and opportunities for water-based activities like boating, kayaking and fishing.