The Swan Valley is still the easiest option for a stress-free luxury weekend escape to country. The region was settled immediately after the colony was founded in 1829 and as WA’s oldest wine-growing region, there is an abundance of stunning wineries and history to be enjoyed. And while you are there, why not stay in luxury? We found five of the best places to stay in the heart of the valley.
Built on 325 acres of parkland, Tannamurra is a lavish country estate bordering the Walyunga National Park located in the Darling Ranges. From Perth city, it takes less than one hour to reach and is just a five-minute drive to the heart of the Swan Valley; including the world-famous Vines Country Club and Upper Reach Winery. A stunningly-designed Tuscan-style home, Tannamurra offers sweeping views of Perth city and even as far as Rottnest Island!
With three King bedrooms and a twin single bedroom, this house comfortably sleeps eight – perfect for multi-family hire. All bedrooms overlook the award-winning landscaped gardens, and you’ll often seen their resident kangaroos hopping around! With a walking trail to the Avon River close by, there are plenty of nature walks on the property itself. Managed by Private Properties. Book here.
The Swan Valley Retreat
The Swan Valley Retreat & Spa offers secluded rural accommodation that is just a 40-minute drive from the Perth CBD. Located in the heart of the Swan Valley wine region, you’ll be situated close by to wineries such as Albion on Swan, Black Swan Winery, Heafod Glen Winery and Little River Winery. These luxury wooden cabins are suitable for two guests offering a romantic couple’s getaway.
There is one king-sized bed, a bathroom and a balcony overlooking the waterways and wildlife on the property. With a range of outdoor activities available, why not have a hit on the tennis court or go for a walk around the lake and witness the abundance of wildlife? Or you could even opt for a soothing massage at their luxurious spa – a real haven!
Managed by WA Holiday Guide. Book here.
Hidden in the Australian bush, this luxury treehouse will be a step up from your childhood backyard treehouse. With an outdoor jacuzzi, fireplace and barbecue, indulge in the stunning outdoors while relaxing in a sizeable treehouse that sleeps 10 guests – perfect for sharing with multiple families. With easy access to well-known wineries such as Sandalford Estate, Lamont’s, Houghton and Upper Reach, this incredible treehouse is the perfect base for a weekend in the Swan Valley.
This house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a balcony, patio and stunning outdoor gardens. Children are welcome and there are even swings, a trampoline and a zip line on the property to keep them entertained! Managed by Vrbo. Book here.
Upper Reach Winery's Holiday Cottage
If you’re going to the Swan Valley for the wine, what better place to stay than at a winery itself? Upper Reach Winery is just 30 minutes from the Perth CBD offering an easy escape to one of the most popular wineries in the Swan Valley region. Built in 1907, this 2-bedroom cottage-style accommodation offers the ultimate vineyard experience. Sleeping a maximum of five guests, the cottage has a cosy feel with an outdoor deck, barbecue and lounge area overlooking the stunning vines. It’s perfect for families with children or two couples.
With the Riverbrook Restaurant and Café on site, the cellar door at your fingertips and even a tour of the winery itself on offer, you’ll be one step closer to becoming a wine connoisseur by the end of your trip! With only one cottage available, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy the 20-acre vineyard. Managed by the Swan Valley Visitor Centre. Book here.
Easily sleeping 6 guests, this fully furnished home is situated on a gorgeous 25-year-old 10 acre working vineyard. A child-friendly home, this expansive property has a large outdoor entertaining area including a luxury swimming pool overlooking the vineyard. With kangaroos and emus at your doorstep, you’ll be in the heart of nature with picturesque views of the Perth hills. You can even get the kids involved and feed their pet sheep and goats. Perfect for families or small groups, the farmstead offers complete privacy just 5 minutes from the Swan Valley’s main attractions and wineries.
The house features 2 king bedrooms and 1 twin king bedroom, with a living area, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, as well as a separate bathroom and laundry area. Oozing comfort, it has a modern-style interior and a brick fireplace, with the native bushland and vineyard right outside your door.