things to do in the swan valley
There are so many things to do in the Swan Valley that it’s best to give yourself the time to enjoy what’s on offer. You can spend a few days here and still not see everything. As the oldest wine region in WA, it’s not too hard to believe that we have over 150 attractions which include wineries, breweries, restaurants, chocolate factories, art galleries, wildlife parks and so much more.
We’ve been part of this community for over 3 decades and know it pretty well, with this in mind, we’ve put together a few itineraries for all types of visitors. We’ve included some of our favourite things to do in the Swan Valley, including spots for eating, drinking, relaxing and even doing something just that little bit different.
family fun day
A day out with your little people sometimes requires a little planning. Kids need to run, play and generally work off all of that energy so that you can sit down for a relaxed lunch. We have a few ideas on places to visit, before you stop in at Pinelli Estate for an alfresco lunch under the grape vines.
Start your day with some animal adventures at the Cuddly Animal Farm and feed the baby animals. Caversham Wildlife Park has interactive farm shows where you can meet wombats and koalas and then feed the kangaroos. If lizards and snakes are more your style, the WA Reptile Park is close by.
After a busy morning, visit us at our Restaurant to relax, enjoy and refuel before the kids get their second wind.
Our menu has all your favourite pastas as well as a special children’s menu. We welcome families to dine among the vines, where parents can enjoy a well deserved glass of Pinelli Estate wine. Before you go, visit our cellar door and take home something special for when the kids are in bed.
Finish off your day with a visit to Maison St. Honoré for some colourful macarons and French treats while the kids play in the child-friendly garden, cubby house and sandpit.
For more things to see and do on your family day out see the Swan Valley website.
couples day out
A day of romance should end with a cozy dinner for two at Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant. Enjoy a modern Italian dinner with award winning wines outside under the stars and the vines.
We have a few ideas for what you can do in the lead up to your romantic dinner.
Start your day with a coffee or tea at Yahava KoffeeWorks.
Then take your time to travel through the Swan Valley, exploring our vast array of art, crafts and antiques.
A trip to the Swan Valley wouldn’t be complete without visiting the region’s wineries and there are plenty to choose from.
Come to dinner a little early and use the time to browse in our cellar door.
On a spring or summer afternoon or evening, set among our vineyards, there really is no place more romantic in the Swan Valley.
For more to see and do on your day out visit the Swan Valley website.
First time visitors to the swan valley
If you’re visiting Western Australia or the Swan Valley for the first time there is so much to do here and there really is something for everyone’s style and budget.
Aboriginal Australians have strong ties to the Swan Valley and you can experience the beauty of Aboriginal art and artefacts at the Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery.
For more about the Aboriginal culture and history of the Swan Valley area, visit the Sharing Noongar Culture website.
Something the Swan Valley is also known for is its abundance of wineries and newer breweries and distilleries. There’s a huge variety depending on your taste and budget.
Here at Pinelli Estate you can try and buy our award winning wines from our cellar door. You can stay for a long, relaxing lunch or dinner by the old vines. We have all the traditional Italian favourites, a kids’ menu and we can cater for gluten free diners.
For more information about all the things to experience in the Swan Valley, visit the Swan Valley Visitor Centre website.
extended family visit
The Swan Valley is the perfect place to meet up with family. With lots of open space and venues and activities suitable for children and adults, you will find something for everyone.
Yahava Koffeeworks is fantastic for a morning tea meet up. With a lovely large open lawn area, it’s a relaxing place to catch up.
Maison St Honore is another morning or afternoon tea spot that would suit a family gathering. The patisserie serves beautiful French treats and coffee. Children can play in the child-friendly garden, cubby house and sandpit.
Whiteman Park is a large reserve with attractions and facilities for all ages including playgrounds, walking and bike riding trails and an old steam train.
Once you’ve visited some of the sites, we invite you to the Pinelli Estate Restaurant for a relaxed family meal. Sharing food is part of our family culture so we love to welcome big or small family gatherings.
Dine among the vines or in our cosy dining room. We have a children’s menu and can cater for gluten free diners.
For more information about where to go in the Swan Valley checkout the Swan Valley Visitors Centre website.
foodie day out
Foodie’s rejoice! The Swan Valley provides a veritable feast of local artisan and gourmet delights. Your tastebuds will be tempted by the many handcrafted goodies on offer. From olive oils to chocolate, we have you covered.
Then, when you’re ready for something more substantial, enjoy a modern Italian meal at Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant. With pastas, share platters and other culinary morsels, you will not be going home hungry.
But first, coffee. And for that we recommend Yahava Koffeeworks.
The Cheese Barrel offers around 80 artisanal cheeses from Australia and the world.
And once you’ve done that, it’ll be time for a glass of wine and a meal under the vines.
Our menu features the freshest local ingredients and put a modern twist on many of our traditional Italian dishes. Our international chef trained and worked in Italy at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant that was awarded ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ by British magazine Restaurant.
Our cellar door is just steps away, top off your day with a wine tasting of our award winning wines and then take some home to prolong the experience.
For more eating and drinking experiences in the Swan Valley check out the Swan Valley Visitor Centre website.