Swan Valley, Western Australia

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The Swan Valley is a region in the upper reaches of the Swan River between Guildford and Bells Rapids, Western Australia. It is bordered to the east by the Darling Scarp. Both Ellenbrook and Jane Brook lie within the region and discharge into the Swan River.

Swan Valley, Western Australia
Swan Valley, Western Australia

The Swan Valley is noted for its fertile soil, uncommon in the Perth region, and the recent expansion of tourism-based destinations. These include numerous wineries such as the huge complex at Houghtons, the state's biggest producer, and Sandalfords and also many small though excellent family-owned concerns. There are also several microbreweries and rum distilleries. The Swan Valley is served by roadside local-produce stalls which sell seasonal produce throughout the year. Grapes, melons, asparagus, stone fruits, citrus and strawberries are grown and sold in the Swan Valley.

Swan Valley, Western Australia
Swan Valley, Western Australia

The Swan Valley offers everything from wine tasting to art galleries, and is a perfect spot to awaken the senses, tantalise the tastebuds and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. You'll find some of Western Australia's finest wines and local produce here, as well as acres of scenic vineyards that create a warmth and charm that characterises Western Australia's "Valley of Taste".

Swan Valley, Western Australia
Swan Valley, Western Australia

Drive just 20 minutes north east of Perth city along Great Eastern Highway, and you'll find yourself in the picturesque Swan Valley - Western Australia's oldest wine growing region. For those keen on sampling local wines and boutique beers, daytrip bus tours are available from the city and there are public bus connections throughout the region.

Swan Valley, Western Australia
Swan Valley, Western Australia

The Swan and Helena Rivers traverse and partially surround Guildford, providing picturesque walk trails and lovely scenery. Try riverside horse riding for an invigorating start to the day, or for a more relaxed pace, visit a wildlife park to meet some cuddly native animals such as kangaroos and koalas.

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