On the Horizon! (Coming Up)
If youre coming to Perth in the next few months, heres a few things to look forward too!..
Perths Mediterranean climate means that Autumn, Winter and Spring are the traditionally cooler months in Western Australia. Rainy days are often broken up with beautiful clear blue skies. Cooler mornings and evenings are common so bring your warmer clothing and your umbrella.
Caving and Wineries (in that order) in Margaret River
One of many great warming activities in Winter is caving and there are a number of spectacular caves along Caves Road in the Margaret River region. Added to this, the internationally celebrated Margaret River wine growing industry and you have an excellent day of exercise and indulgence!
If youre not feeling quite so energetic there are beautiful drives along spectacular coastlines and forests in between stops at little country towns.
Perth Hills Winter Explorer Tours
Only 30 minutes east of the city centre lies the Darling Range – locally known as The Perth Hills. A rolling landscape of orchards and valleys full of character and colour in the cooler months and definitely worth investigating. People have said it has a very “English countryside” feel about it and its true.
There are sensational wineries and restaurants, bush walking trails along flowing creeks and waterfalls and the “Golden Wattle” flowers which appear in June/July are spectacular.If youre a nature lover, a visit to Araluen is a must. Famous for its Tulip displays in spring and its beautiful landscaped parklands. As spring arrives, the local wildflowers begin to appear and the colours are amazing.
Drives through the Perth Hills in winter are quite magical. Everything is green and fresh and I can take you to some of the best food & wine in the region.
Wildflowers in Spring
Famous for its incredible diversity of flora, Western Australias Spring between July – October is for me the best time of year for nature lovers. It is a simply amazing time of year and a Wildflower Tour is a must if you are visiting Perth. I always get very excited about this time of year because as one visitor said recently…”It was Epic!”
Wine (& so much more) in the Swan Valley
The Swan Valley is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Perth, and for good reason. The Valley produces a wide selection of great wines. Whether it’s a white, a dark red, sparkling or a delicious fortified desert wine. Wineries range in size from little family friendly businesses where you can print your own customised label on your bottle – to the large estates where fine dining and tastings are taken to the next level.
In the cooler months what could be better than a warming winery tour?
And its not just the wines. If youre not a drinker there are so many delicious options…The Restaurants,Cheeses,Olives, Nougat,Chocolate,Coffee and Honey are all there too. Oh did I mention the Caversham Wildlife Park nearby…the historical Guildford hotel…the oldest pub in Western Australia the Rose & Crown…