Perth - Swan Valley
Urban cool and eclectic experiences
From the historic port town of Fremantle, buzzing with trendy cafes and bars, to the stunning Cottesloe Beach popular with swimmers and snorkelers, Perth offers an eclectic mix of experiences waiting to be discovered. There are treetop walks, Swan River wine cruises, science museums, arts, crafts and sports to be enjoyed.
Perth & Swan Valley - the best of the west
Relaxed and easy to explore, Perth is one of the most vibrant metro destinations in Australia.
In this spectacular, contemporary city, you’ll find retail therapy, fine dining, arts and culture, and parks and beaches. It’s these charms and many more that attract visitors from across the country and around the world.
Perth day trips
When visiting Perth, a day tour is the best way to explore the sights and attractions. Yanchep National Park, north of the city, offers walking trails, limestone caves to explore, tree-top adventures, and lots of family-friendly fun.
Head to Shoalwater Bay where playful dolphins love to swim and interact with visitors. You’ll be assured amazing underwater views of the local sea life aboard glass-bottom boats.
If history is your passion, Fremantle is home to magnificent stone buildings, steeped in local culture. Local markets and artists also create a lively atmosphere in this portside town.
Swan Valley tours
The Swan Valley produces some of Australia’s finest wines and offers award-winning food experiences at local vineyards. Wine connoisseurs should explore the wine tours from Perth to the acclaimed Swan Valley wine region. Nowhere else in Australia can you depart from a capital city and arrive in a wine region by boat. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque Swan River as you cruise past picturesque Swan Valley wineries.
Captain Cook Cruises offers Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise with the opportunity to see the city lights and skyline after sunset, from the only Australian capital city where you can venture to a wine region by riverboat.
Best things to see and do in Perth
Imagine boating up to Australia’s oldest wine valley. Cruise up to the Swan Valley wine region and treated to a delicious two-course lunch at Sandalford Estate, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one-of-a-kind wine tasting! Cap this off with live entertainment and tantalising desserts on your return cruise.
For first-class sporting action, head to Optus Stadium - recently voted the world’s most beautiful sporting stadium. Head there by river boat for something a little different.
Take the whole family to visit the Perth Zoo, King’s Park & Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Aquarium, and the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay.
Cruise over to gorgeous Rottnest Island with SeaLink and hire a bike to explore the stunning beaches. Be sure to keep your eyes out for the happiest little animal on the planet - the Quokka!
Visit Swan Valley where things to do include indulging your taste buds dining at much-loved wineries and award-winning restaurants
Choose one of four self-guided walking trails in Perth’s stunning Guildford Heritage Walk Trails area.
Grab some sweet treats and enjoy free tastings at the Swan Valley chocolate factory, the metropolitan outlet for the Margaret River Chocolate Company.
Brilliant Breaks in Perth and Swan Valley
Go For A Day
Swan Valley Wine Cruise. Nowhere else in Australia can you depart from a capital city and arrive in a wine region by boat. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque Swan River as you cruise past picturesque Swan Valley wineries. Be treated to a delicious two-course lunch at Sandalford Estate, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one-of-a-kind wine tasting! Cap this off with live entertainment and tantalizing desserts on your return cruise.
Go For A Day
Swan River Twilight Cruise. Perth is one of the most picturesque cities in the world and there is no better way to fully appreciate it than with a cruise on the majestic Swan River. As night descends watch the sky put on an amazing colour show and the bright city lights come to life while you enjoy a glass of local wine and an array of cheeses.
Go For A Day
Swan River Scenic Cruise. Discover the delights of the Swan River as you cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as your Captain points out the key sights along the river including Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Valley Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent mansions overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbour.
Go For A Day
Triple Tour. Experience the very best that Perth and Fremantle have to offer on this guided Bus, Cruise and Tram tour. Enjoy the entertaining commentary from a local expert as you learn and experience more about the two cities from three very different vantage points. Upgrade options available to include other tours, sights, and experiences to suit your interests.
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Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Whether you’re celebrating a special event, organising a group night out, or just looking for a dinner with a difference, this diner cruise is for you. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere whilst our crew helps make your experience one to remember.
Food and Wine Tours
Take a day trip from Perth to indulge in a gourmet food and wine tour of Swan Valley. Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Sandalford Winery, a Swan Valley icon, that includes a one-of-a-kind wine tasting session and delicious two-course lunch. This is followed by live entertainment and tantalising desserts back on board your return cruise.