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Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

1. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

Journey through Western Australia’s wheatbelt to Hyden – home of Wave Rock, truly one of Australia’s most incredible natural landforms. Leaving Perth head through the Perth Hills and escarpment and enter farming country. Heading east, purchase a morning tea at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. From there travel the Wheatbelt Highway through the agricultural towns of Corrigin and Kondinin, through outback farming country. Get a glimpse of Australian country life by passing the infamous Dog Cemetery, a shrine to man’s best friend and an integral part of farming life. Then visit Hippo’s Yawn, a rock formation that resembles a hippo yawning. Break for an Aussie country-style lunch at the Wildflower Shop. Whilst here, visit either a Wildlife Park, view a unique Antique Lace Collection – even featuring lace from Lady Diana, or visit the amazing Toy Soldier Museum. Then move on to see the spectacular prehistoric rock formation of Wave Rock and sacred Aboriginal sites. Leaving Wave Rock, head next to Mulka’s Cave. Return to Perth with a comfort stop on the way, arriving back in Perth in the evening.

Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

2. Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

This full-day tour through Perth’s gorgeous “Valley of Tastes” offers an extravaganza of fine wines and delicious food. After meeting your friendly driver at the Wellington street tourist stand in downtown Perth, drive through Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Known for its exceptional cuisine and beautiful wines, in just 30 minutes you will be a world away, in the beautiful Swan Valley.  On the way you will tour through the pretty heritage listed town of Guildford to visit 3 boutique wineries, the Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore. The leisurely tour provides experienced, friendly tour guides who will look after all aspects of the day. Whether your preferred choice of is red or white, you can purchase some samples to enjoy later or ship back home. You will also get to taste some exquisite cheeses. The tour includes a set lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. It also allows for a visit to a chocolate factory, where you will sample a delicious chocolate truffle. Then it is time for the serene boat cruise back to Perth on board a luxurious, single-level cruiser. Sit back and relax with wine and entertainment as it glides gently back to Wellington street tourist stand in plenty of time for your own evening arrangements. Groups are kept small for a more personalized service, providing the chance to make new friends along the way.

Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

3. Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a leisurely walk on this small group tour and discover everything that is awesome about Perth city. This 2.5-hour guided walking tour is designed to showcase the exciting and special happenings in Perth, with a bit of an insight in what helped the city get to where it is. Your guide will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Perth local who is excited to share their lovely city with you! Everything you need to know has been bundled into an entertaining package, with a focus on art, culture, nightlife, new developments and the revitalisation of heritage precincts. On the tour, visit the key landmarks of Perth including The State Buildings / Cathedral Square, Stirling Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Wolf Lane, King's Square and the Perth City Link. Also discover Perth's malls, laneways, arcades, street art and sculptures. Discover where the best food and drink can be found with tips from your local guide as to the best cafes, bars and restaurants to visit during your stay. 

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

4. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air-conditioned bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at The Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

Swan Valley Full-Day Winery Experience with Lunch from Perth

5. Swan Valley Full-Day Winery Experience with Lunch from Perth

Discover Swan Valley’s wonderfully unique and world class wineries on a full-day tour from Perth with an exceptional local guide. Be treated as a long lost friend at cellar doors offering premium wines, remarkable characters and priceless ambience. Feast on an a la carte lunch, cheese boards, beers and heart-stopping chocolates and truffles. Join the tour at the meeting point for your journey to Swan Valley, only 25 minutes from the Perth CBD. Visit family run vineyards, where the owners are happy to share their winemaking techniques, through to the large well-known wineries. Your guide will give you interesting and informative commentary along the way.  Sample a gourmet cheese board with local cheeses at Lancaster Wines whilst sitting amongst the vines enjoying their extensive selection of premium wines and fortifies. Order a delicious main meal off the set menu at a delight boutique winery with a glass of wine or beer. At the end of the day relax with a beer at one of the boutique breweries in the Swan Valley with a glass of beer or wine. Indulge in handmade chocolates and truffles at the Chocolate Company and browse chutneys and jams at Providore before returning to Perth.

From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

6. From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

Experience a full day of indulgence as you sample the best of Swan Valley on a full-day winery tour. You will enjoy the regions amazing boutique beers and premium wines, as well as mouthwatering chocolate and cheese  - so don’t plan on a big dinner for later! Your tour includes wine tasting at 4 boutique wineries, and a visit to 2 boutique breweries, a mouthwatering cheeseboard and chocolate and truffle tasting at a chocolate company. You will also be treated to a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Complimentary photo service provided.

Swan Valley Boutique Winery Tour: Gourmet Food, Lunch & Wine

7. Swan Valley Boutique Winery Tour: Gourmet Food, Lunch & Wine

This is an all-inclusive tour, meaning that there are no other expenses on the day. Just a short drive from Perth's CBD and with historical commentary from your expert Tour Guide, your day begins with a very special visit to the Swan Valley's oldest winery for an exclusive behind-the-scenes winery tour to learn about the art of wine-making and discover the journey of wine from the vine to the bottle. You are then treated to an extensive private wine tasting session at the cellar door which is accompanied by a delicious artisan cheeseboard produced in the Swan Valley for morning tea. The second venue for the day is one of the most respected and historic wineries in the region where you can indulge yourself in a gourmet main course lunch prepared by an award-winning chef. Instead of a shared platter, you will have a choice of a variety of main course options with something to satisfy every taste (vegetarian and gluten free options available). Your lunch will also be accompanied by a glass of wine of your choice from a private cellar door tasting of the estates exclusive small batch wines only available at the cellar door. Following your delicious lunch, enjoy the afternoon with additional private wine tasting sessions at some of the regions most respected small producing wineries, (which have been run by the same family over multiple generations, preserving and developing their own respective wine making styles and traditions). Each winery has been carefully selected to showcase the best styles of wines the region has to offer and is known for. Your perfect day in the Swan Valley is capped off with a final stop at one of "Australia’s Top 100 Gourmet Experiences" to enjoy some decadent chocolate and gourmet food sampling and a chance to purchase some treats to take home.

Perth: 3-Hour Small Bar Discovery Walking Tour

8. Perth: 3-Hour Small Bar Discovery Walking Tour

This small bar tour will take you on an evening journey through Perth’s emerging social scene. Discover many of the new small bars that are popping up around the city, which you would have trouble finding on your own. Visit three unique bars, spending approximately 45 minutes in each, allowing you enough time to enjoy the food tasting or beverage offered at each venue. Your friendly guide is a Perth local and will take you to fun spots and give you tips on the many other bars, restaurants, and social events that are happening throughout the city. The tour's approach is relaxed, yet sophisticated. Discover up-and-coming locations and sip included refreshments. Along the way, learn about Perth’s history, heritage, and culture. Embark on the perfect evening for locals, first-time visitors, and repeat offenders alike.

From Perth: Cider, Wine & Whiskey Tour With Lunch & Tastings

9. From Perth: Cider, Wine & Whiskey Tour With Lunch & Tastings

The Perth Hills cider and wine trail is a little bit of a local secret – which is exactly what makes it such an amazing day out. Aside from the stunning views of endless vineyards and orchards around every corner, the boutique wineries in this region offer a more intimate experience where you will often find the winemaker or owner pouring your tastings. On any tour to the Bickley Valley you are guaranteed to taste some amazing wines and local produce - but this tour is about much more than that. It’s about getting to know the locals, hearing their stories and seeing first hand why each of these craft producers is so unique. You start the day with a tasting paddle of five signature ciders at a craft cider house while enjoying views over the apple orchards; you then visit two fantastic wineries for extensive wine tastings (sampling some rare and hard-to-find varieties), explore like one of the locals with a walk through the vineyard and orchard, where you are invited to taste the most delicious seasonal fruit straight off the trees – making this a real farm to glass experience. This is all thirsty work, so after some wine tastings, relax with a gourmet platter lunch with a selection of cheeses, meats, antipasto and some Italian specialties in a fabulous boutique winery setting - again with those amazing views. Finally, head to Perth's only urban Whiskey distillery for a private behind-the-scenes tour inside the distillery to see how it’s made – then finish with some Whiskey and Moonshine tastings, of course.

Half-Day Swan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings - From Perth

10. Half-Day Swan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings - From Perth

On this afternoon wine tour in the Swan Valley, you will visit wineries that are all family owned, and have been hand-picked for their quality and historic contribution to the region (and their amazing wine, of course). The wineries visited on this tour can change daily to ensure that you will get the best possible experience each day, and at each winery. The tour is set at a relaxed pace, so you can take the time to discuss the wines - sometimes with the winemaker themselves – and get to know the locals as you learn about the Swan Valley's history as Australia's second oldest wine growing region. All wine tastings are included in your tour, including reserve and award-winning wines, and you will have the chance to sample well over 30 wines - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a Muscat. Most of the wines you will try are produced small batch, so the only place you can find them is at the cellar door. You will have plenty of time for questions and discussion during the tour. You will also get to enjoy a delicious afternoon cheese platter of local cheeses to complement your wine tasting at one of the wineries. For those who are serious about their wine, this will definitely be a fun and delicious afternoon discovering the real gems of the Swan Valley with fellow wine lovers.

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What people are saying about Perth

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 139 reviews

The tour was informative, personable, and enjoyable to listen too. Having lived in Perth for over 30 years our guide had many little stories and bits of curiosities that she wove in to make our tour entertaining - would thoroughly recommend to new visitors to this city.

Steve is a very nice man that full of local knowledge, although the drive is long, we got enough stopping station. Also bus has usb hub for charging.

Our guide Pete was excellent. Pleasant and informative. The tour gave us an understanding of Perth’s history and culture.

What a fabulous trip. Wineries we’re fabulous and lunch fantastic. Our driver was really great and made the trip.

It was such a fun time meeting others and tasting some very delicious wine