Up Close & Local Tours

Up Close and Local Tours are not your average tour operator!

Everyone knows that the best places are the ones that are hard to find, right? With Up Close and Local you get to see a different side of Perth with a real local that will take you to places that we have specially hand-selected for our boutique tours. For us, it is all about truly showcasing the best of what Perth has to offer at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.

We focus on offering a real 'up close' experience, where you get to participate in experiences that may not be available to the general public and allow you to get one-on-one with chefs, winemakers, distillers and owners.

Designed to create a unique, memorable and personal experience for both visitors and fellow locals looking to rediscover their own city, our tours will take you to some cool inner-city precincts and hidden gems, as well as the beautiful landscapes and gourmet produce that is just a stone's throw away.

Do you want to see how Perth whiskey is made? Or would you like to know how a Kansas trained BBQ Pitmaster cooks his brisket? All this and more can be discovered on an Up Close and Local tour, and hopefully you will learn a thing or two along the way.

With no more than 12 people per tour, our small group sizes mean that we can access places that can't accommodate larger tour groups. We can also create custom and private tours for couples or groups. If you would like us to design a bespoke tour, simply get in touch - we'd love to help. Take a tour with us to really experience Perth like a local, with a local.

Visit https://upcloseandlocaltours.com.au to find out more about our tours and to book instantly online. More tours are launching soon!

Tour Indicative Price Includes / Rate Details

The Wine-Lovers Premium Experience
Food & Wine, Sightseeing, Land, Bus/Coach

Leave From: Perth

From $139.00
Includes all wine tastings inc reserve wines, gourmet platter lunch & behind the scenes experiences

If you’re looking for a true wine tour, then this is the one for you. We have hand-picked the best wines, from the best winemakers, to create a Swan Valley tour that truly showcases what this renowned region has to offer.

You will get a premium experience and plenty of great wine, with the opportunity to sample well over 50 wines - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a Muscat, including reserve and award winning wines from the best boutique wineries.

Meet some of the winemakers and get an insight into wine production and this unique region, as well as sampling lots of brilliant wines paired with delicious wine-friendly food.

Can be booked as a private tour and tailored to your preferred wine styles.

Price includes pick-up from City hotels including East Perth, West Perth, Northbridge and Crown Perth as well as central meeting points.

There are no booking fees or credit card surcharges for our tours.

The Low & Slow Perth BBQ Food Tour
Land, Bus/Coach, Sightseeing, Food & Wine

Leave From: Perth

From $89.00
Includes amazing food at all venues and some drinks

On this tour you will see the best of Perth from a totally different view!

Our tasting route takes us to three of Perth's best American style smokehouses for a progressive lunch and a cocktail stop at one of Perth's best hidden small bars. Visit some local neighbourhoods and learn a thing or two along the way.

Inspired by the likes of the world-famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin, this is a casual style of shared dining, so slather your ribs in sauce and make new friends! This tour is a fun day out and inclusive of food and/or drinks at all stops. Additional drinks may be purchased if you wish.

Price includes pick-up from City hotels including East Perth, West Perth, Northbridge and Crown Perth as well as central meeting points.

Private and group tours can be customised and alternative pick up points can be arranged.

There are no booking fees or credit card surcharges for our tours.

The Cider, Wine & Whiskey Experience
Land, Bus/Coach, Sightseeing, Food & Wine

Leave From: Perth

From $129.00
Includes all tastings (cider, premium wineries, whiskey), behind the scenes tours and gourmet lunch

This full day tour is the perfect mix of country and city. Discover the picturesque Perth Hills as we visit an artisan Cider house, two boutique wineries, take a vineyard tour and enjoy a gourmet platter lunch overlooking the vines. We round out the day with a behind the scenes tour of Perth's very first (and only) urban Whiskey distillery with tastings.

Perfect for people who have a passion for cider, wine or whiskey, or wish to learn more about where they come from and how they are made. This tour is inclusive of tastings at all stops (25+ tastings in total), as well as a gourmet platter lunch.

Price includes pick-up from City hotels including East Perth, West Perth, Northbridge and Crown as well as central meeting points.

Private and group tours can be customised and alternative pick up points can be arranged.

There are no booking fees or credit card surcharges.

Sparkling Wine Masterclass - Make your own Sparkling
Food & Wine, Bus/Coach, Land, Sightseeing

Leave From: Perth

From $245.00
Includes a Sparkling wine masterclass where you make 6 bottles of sparkling to take home.

An absolute must-do for lovers of champagne and sparkling! This is an exclusive hands-on experience where you can tailor make your own sparkling wine in a one-on-one masterclass with the winemakers.

On this tour, you will be treated to a three hour Sparkling Wine Masterclass, where the winemakers will lead you through the blending, tirage and disgorging steps of sparkling wine production. You will then get hands-on to disgorge and tailor-make 6 bottles of sparkling to your liking. These 6 bottles of wine are yours to take home to share with your friends and family (this alone is valued at $168 per person!).

This is available for groups of 8 or more, and must be booked at least two weeks in advance so the wine can be prepared.

Can be booked as a half day or full day tour Tuesday to Sunday. See https://wp.me/P8hcM6-cT for daily itineraries.

Red Wine Blending - Blend your own bottle of wine

Leave From: Perth

From $109.00
Includes a red wine blending workshop where you blend your own bottle to take home.

Ever wanted to try your hand at making your own wine? This full day wine experience includes an exclusive hands-on red wine blending workshop.

You will not only taste some of the best wines being produced in Perth, but you will also get the chance to meet and work with one of the best winemaking teams in the region who will take you on a journey through different red wine grape varietals and the art of blending – you will then use this insight to be a winemaker for an afternoon to create your own ‘perfect blend’ to bottle and take home and share with friends.

This tour is ONLY available for one week in November. Bookings are limited to 12 people per day.

Group bookings available. See https://wp.me/P8hcM6-cj for daily itineraries.

Private & Custom Tours
Bus/Coach, Wildflower, Walking, Adventure, Sightseeing, Heritage & culture, Other, Land, Food & Wine, Nature & wildlife

Leave From: Perth


On request

Creating fun and interesting tours tailored to your specific interests is what we do best!

We can alter one of our existing tours, or create a totally new bespoke itinerary that can include anything from high tea, to a round of golf, a City tour or day trips further afield.

Whatever it is that you want to experience, we can create a bespoke tour that is unique just for you or for a group of up to 12 people. Simply email us to get started on your adventure.

Alternative pick up points for private tours can be arrange to suit you.

There are no booking fees or credit card surcharges for our tours.
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Tours depart from Perth City hotels/accommodation as well as Crown Perth hotels and central points around the City.
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