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The crew from the Swan
Valley Visitor Centre.
Drop in on
(08) 9207 8899
Z Ride on a vintage bus, train or
tram, and splash at the mini-
waterpark, at 4000ha Whiteman
Park. The park offers picnic
grounds, playgrounds, bushwalks,
a craft village, dog park, Children’s
Forest and more.
Z Laser tag, supa golf, paintballing
and adventure mini-golf, and
teen sumo-suit wrestling can all
be found within a short walk on
West Swan Road.
DO AND SEE
The James Street strip in historic
Guildford is a great spot to pick up
some antique wares. Buried among
the boutiques you’ll discover an
endless range of quaint and quirky
retro and vintage collectibles, from
glassware, ceramics and textiles, to
fashion, home decor and knick-knacks.
EXPLORE ABORIGINAL ART
On West Swan Road you’ll find three
fascinating galleries. At Djinda Kaal
Aboriginal Art Gallery, artist Fiona
Reidy shares how her ancestors, who
were hunters and gatherers, lived off
the land as nomadic people.
The Yonga Boodjah Art Gallery
offers the chance to meet an elder
on a cultural tour. Observe the artist
in residence, and create your own
artwork to take home.
Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery has
bush-tucker tastings, interactive
interpretive experiences, handcrafted
gifts, and works of art by leading
Antonio Battistessa is known the
world over as one of the great (and
few remaining) metal forgers – and
VISIT THE LARGEST SCULPTURE PARK
IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
The works of Ron Gomboc, owner of Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, have
been commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei and fans all over the world.
A student of Guy Grey-Smith, Gomboc established the sculpture park in
1982 and it has become the largest in the southern hemisphere. Take the
time to enjoy a stroll around the gorgeous grounds. Enter at St James Road.
Come and see us first – no one
knows the valley like we do. We
can tailor-make your day, so you
see all the great spots.
Old fashioned, free fun for
the whole family, the Great Valley
Rally is a self-drive adventure
around the Swan Valley.
Half car rally, half treasure
hunt, it’s perfect for kids aged
between five and 12, who’ll love
exploring the attractions while
solving cryptic clues with Stirling
the Black Swan. The trail begins
at the visitor centre and takes
about three hours. Remember to
bring your clue sheet back to
us after your adventure... the kids
will score a certificate and some
loot if they solve Stirling’s riddle.
For the ultimate
travel guide &
guess where his studio is? Don’t
miss the chance to see imaginative
masterpieces he’s created from iron,
steel and copper, at Battistessa Studio
in Herne Hill. Forging demonstrations
are available for a fee.
HIT THE TRAILS
It’s tempting to frock up in your
Sunday best on a Swan Valley outing,
but don’t forget to throw your runners
in the boot, because this region is
the perfect place for a long hike or
a gentle stroll. Power walk all that
delicious nougat and chocolate off
on the John George walk trail. It
follows the Swan River upstream from
Woodbridge as it meanders past
flood plains, towering gum-trees and
lush green pastures. Or head to the
5.5km Bells Rapids, where the Avon
and Swan rivers meet in the valley’s
northern reaches. You can experience
stunning panoramas from the hilltops,
not to mention a 25m cascading
waterfall and beautiful swimming holes
where you can take a refreshing dip
along the way.
Z Fish in the river by Barkers Bridge
Z Watching bees make honey at
Windarra Honey, and see Phil
the beekeeper collecting it
from the hive.
Z Enjoy furry encounters at the
valley’s animal wildlife parks
and cuddly animal farms.
Z Play it by ear – most wineries
and breweries have safe-play
areas for kids, some even provide
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