Situated on the Swan River, Swan Valley was discovered in 1697 and it was named after the river which was later inhabited by Europeans in the early 1800s. It is located in-between Guildford and Bells Rapids, Western Australia. In 1697, Willem De Vlamingh named the river as the "Swan Lake" due to the sightings of Black Swans on that river. Rich in soil, this area is also generously fertile, hence it is a hub of Great Wineries of the Western Australian Region. Vineyards in the Swan Valley flourish in fertile soils and a Mediterranean climate of hot and dry summers and mild wet winters, producing a variety of rich and flavorful wines. Due to this condition, their seasonal produce is also great and a must-try when you are in this region and this is one of the best places to visit in Perth.Away from the hustle bustle of the city, Swan Valley is a place of fresh produce and natural beauty. Most of the attractions in this region lie within a 25 km radius. Apart from the greatest wineries and gourmet restaurants, you will come across various other fun activities like spending a day in the cruise or taking a stroll in the valley and hitting the shops where you get to taste chocolates or honey.Most of the wineries are owned by families and they will walk you through the history of winemaking. There are a lot of national parks like Caversham where you can befriend Kangaroos or Koalas, pet them and feed them. If crocodile is what interests you, then Henley Brook is the place to go. Go horse riding if that’s your thing or shop your way around the antique stores. Swan Valley is a place where you will find numerous ways to enjoy, alone or with your family. You can either cover the places by taking a tour, riding a cycle or by driving a car or renting one. You will feel the freshness in the air since this valley is surrounded by a river, fertile land, nature everywhere, so much greenery and wine! This valley is home to a few of the Oldest Wineries in Australia dating up to 180 years old. It has over 40 wineries, six boutique breweries, cideries and distilleries making this place a wine connoisseur’s delight. Apart from the famous wineries, it offers some of the best walking trails, historic buildings, and a huge variety of food.