Spring is in the air, the wildflowers are in bloom and it's the perfect time to enjoy the best of nature in Perth!
And when you think about exploring Perth's natural beauty in Spring, the lush, green and gorgeous Swan Valley and Perth Hills are certainly front of mind: from tasty produce to scenic drives, charming towns, boutique bevvies and much more.
So it's time to make the most of the warmer weather by springing into Spring with fab back-to-nature experiences only a short drive from Perth City; and with some of the fab offers we have lined up for you, there's never been a better time to stay and play in the Swan Valley and Perth Hills. You can nab some serious savings with midweek bookings - the best way to enjoy a luxe #perthstaycation and indulge in nature’s delights, while having a bit of extra money floating around to spend on some souvenirs (think French macarons, cheese, a bottle or two, or whatever else catches your eye). And don't miss our Stay and Play Offers page for many more great midweek discount offers Perth-wide on attractions, accommodation, tours and more!
The Swan Valley is known for good reason as Perth's food bowl, renowned for exceptionally fresh farmgate produce, fine food and wine, and fabulous (and family-friendly!) wineries, cafes and restaurants - many of which are award-winning. Fill your lungs with fresh air and your belly with fab food, only half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Perth City!
If you've got a sweet tooth (and really, who doesn't?) you’re in for a treat, or a few treats, on the Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail, home to exceptional nougat, chocolate, nuts, honey and much more. And that’s just to start, whet your appetite some more on the Swan Valley Fresh Produce Trail - the perfect way to fill your picnic basket. Looking for something a little different? There’s many more Swan Valley Trails covering art, wine, and much more.
Thinking about wildflowers? Think Perth Hills! WA is world-famous for its dazzling wildflowers - we're actually one of the most ecologically significant parts of the world - and our Perth Hills are firmly wildflower country, while only a 45 minute drive from Perth City. Check out some of our fave Perth Hills Wildflower Trails for an amazing encounter with nature’s delights, or the Perth Hills Self Drive Trail for a taste of what this amazing area has to offer.
There's also the fabulous Bickley Valley, a charming little area known for its delightful cellar doors, owned and operated by local families, with many young and progressive winemakers passionate about creating vibrant, award-winning and truly boutique wines and ciders. Many venues offer appetising menu options from simple platters to á la carte dining, and after exploring the beauty of nature, you can enjoy the fruits of it (quite literally)!
Core Cider House is a great spot to watch the world go by mid-week - wind down your weekend with a Sunday session afternoon filled with entertainment by some of Perth's top talent, while the kids enjoy the playgrounds or just run free. What's more, they're also the perfect place to base yourself for your Perth Hills indulgence tour with their onsite accommodation, Sundowner Cottage. Book to stay Sunday to Thursday, using promo code BLOSSOMS, and receive a complimentary 4 pack of cider. This offer is valid until 30 November 2020. Click here to find out more.
Less Stress, More Play
One of the best ways to explore the Swan Valley and Perth Hills is by guided tour, with experts at hand helping you relax, enjoy and make the most of your #perthstaycation. Fortunately, we've got some great offers from Perth tour operators to help you play better!
In the spirit of mid-week savings, the fine folk at d'Vine Wine Tours are offering 20% off mid-week premium Swan Valley d'Vine Tours - well worth staying and playing in Perth for! This offer is for their Full-Day Swan Valley Wine Tour, from Monday to Thursday until 30 November 2020; subject to availability (T&Cs and standard booking cancellation policies apply). Simply mosey on over to their website and quote the code STAYNPLAY when booking to receive this discount. View the full offer details and book here.
Best of Perth Tours have a 20% off premium Swan Valley & Bickley Valley Tours offer. With guaranteed small tour group experiences you can avoid the big tour bus crowds with a range of boutique small group tours of Swan Valley and Bickley Valley regions. Choose from a range of wine, cider and beer tours with guaranteed small groups (max. 10 guests) and a professional Tour Guide. Just head to their website and enter the promotional code STAYPLAYPERTH. Available Sunday - Thursday until 30 November 2020. Full offer details available here.
Ready for indulgence in nature's delights this Spring? With so much to do, see, and experience in the Swan Valley and Perth Hills, you're bound to have a #perthstaycation to remember. And if you're looking for more inspiration, head to our Swan Valley and Perth Hills feature pages to whet your appetite for Perth exploration, and check out our full range of Stay and Play Offers for more great midweek discounts on Perth's top spots!