Trace the Swan River upstream from Perth, and you'll find yourself in a pastoral paradise surprisingly quickly. Quilted with vineyards, farms, glades, and woodlands, the Swan Valley serves as highly rewarding daytripping country for the gourmand: Go winery-, distillery-, or brewery-hopping, and sample the bounty of the local soil at farmstands and cafes. The valley hosts numerous stores and art galleries, too, including some spotlighting Aboriginal works. Longtime Nyoongar homeland, the Swan Valley also positions you to explore several fine national parks farther up the Swan drainage, notably Walyunga and Avon Valley.
For more than century, locals have been buying and selling in the Fremantle Market, which also... Read more