Did you know that Perth is the only place within Australia where you can depart by boat from a capital city and arrive in an award winning wine region on the same day? Discover Perth’s famous Swan Valley Wine Region on one of our popular Swan Valley Wine Cruises

Perth's award winning Swan Valley Wine Region makes for a great day trip or weekend getaway. This relaxed region is where you'll find rolling vines, meandering waterways and lush natural bushland, as well as award winning wineries, breweries and food producers.

As Western Australia's oldest wine growing region, many vineyards are still owned by descendants of European emigrants. The Swan Valley is also home to a charming mix of big international players like Sandalford and Houghton, as well as family-run wineries where you can chat with the owner over a fruity red.

Many wineries offer cellar door tastings, or if you're partial to a pint, there are four microbreweries offering award winning drops. Or you can also indulge in divine local produce - olives, cheese, jams, preserves, chocolate and nougat.

There are plenty of things to do including horse riding, cycling, golf and wildlife watching - not to mention historic walk trails. Check out the local galleries which offer all manner of works including Indigenous art, pottery, painting, sculpture and jewellery. And when you’re hungry from all that, enjoy lunch at one of the beautiful picnic spots or stop for a bite at one of the 70 restaurants and cafes.

The historic village of Guildford is the gateway to the valley, with fabulous antique shops, homeware stores and historic pubs with beer gardens and live music.

There's always something happening so be sure to keep an eye out. For more informaton on the Swan Valley contact the Swan Valley Visitor Centre on +61 8 9379 9400 or visit their website www.swanvalley.com.au.