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Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

1. Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

Combine a delicious buffet lunch with a premium cruise on the magnificent Swan River with the Fremantle Lunch Cruise. This unique cruise features a menu which reflects Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce. Upon boarding, you are shown to your reserved table. During the cruise downstream, your captain will give a detailed tour commentary on the sights along the river as you progress to Fremantle. As you cruise the calm waters, you are invited to enjoy a seasonal buffet selection and dessert, which offers a mixed variety of gourmet salads, mixed continental meats with chutneys and mustards. A brace of tempting hot dishes such as mild Indian curry and deep pan vegetarian lasagne complement the salads, all followed by a refreshing fruit platter. With a fully stocked bar on-board, you can enhance your light lunch with a cold beer, or a glass of wine.

Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

2. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits.   Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of the Valley with visits to 2 boutique wineries and 2 breweries. Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the area is also rich with artisan food producers, including nougat and chocolate makers. You will visit an assortment of traditional and modern wineries, sampling the best the Swan Valley has to offer as you go. Stop off at a microbrewery for a refreshing ale with wedges. The entire trip is a food and wine lover’s dream ticket, combining wine, cheese, beer and chocolate tasting in a relaxed and informal setting. You will be served a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Move on to a chocolate tasting and truffle tasting at the boutique Margaret River Chocolate Company. The 8-hour tour with an English-speaking guide will tantalize your taste buds and tickle your palette. On the return coach journey you can take advantage of free drop-offs in Perth, Burswood or historic Guildford.

Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

3. Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

Join an evening dinner cruise on the Swan River to see the impressive Perth city skyline after sunset. Your evening begins in Central Perth, where you’ll board your boat for your journey down the Swan River. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink provided throughout your cruise, and marvel at the twilight views of the city. Dinner includes a buffet of hot and cold dishes. Salads, bread, dessert, coffee and tea accompany your meal. Enjoy live entertainment on board the boat. Surprise entertainment may also be in store! Cocktails can be purchased from the full bar. After a delightful evening experience, the cruise returns you to Perth at 10:00 PM. Sample menu  (subject to change):   Turkish bread with olive oil  Cold dishes  • King prawns with cocktail sauce  • Selection of gourmet salads with side dressings  • Leg ham and continental meat selection served with assorted chutneys and mustards  • Assorted fresh dinner rolls  Hot dishes  • Rosemary and garlic-infused roast beef with red wine jus  • Thai-style chicken curry with steamed jasmine rice  • Baked vegetarian lasagna  • Roasted herb potatoes served with sour cream  • Medley of vegetables  Dessert  • Sliced seasonal fruit  • Assorted gateaux

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

4. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

5. Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a 2.5 hour round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will point out all the key sights along the river, such as Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor.

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

6. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air-conditioned bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at The Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

7. From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

Take a seat and revel in the beautiful Swan River on the only cruise in Australia that departs from a capital city and delivers you to the doorstep of an award-winning wine region. On your upstream journey along the Swan River, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee with freshly baked muffins, accompanied by a guided premium Western Australian wine tasting and cheese board selection. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the winery of your choice accompanied by a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink. On the return, delicious cake and all-inclusive wines are waiting for you on board, live entertainment follows as you cruise the beautiful upper reaches of the Swan River back to Perth.

Swan River Twilight Cruise from Perth

8. Swan River Twilight Cruise from Perth

Enjoy your time in Perth with an early evening cruise along the majestic Swan River. The cruise departs from Barrack Street Jetty, a short stroll from Perth’s central business district.  Take in the beautiful city skyline and panoramic views as you slowly cruise the local waters of Perth and its surroundings. Relax and enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar. See Perth’s iconic sights including Elizabeth Quay, Kings Park, the Old Swan Brewery, the Burswood Peninsula, and Claisebrook Cove.

Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

9. Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

This full-day tour through Perth’s gorgeous “Valley of Tastes” offers an extravaganza of fine wines and delicious food. After meeting your friendly driver at the Wellington street tourist stand in downtown Perth, drive through Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Known for its exceptional cuisine and beautiful wines, in just 30 minutes you will be a world away, in the beautiful Swan Valley.  On the way you will tour through the pretty heritage listed town of Guildford to visit 3 boutique wineries, the Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore. The leisurely tour provides experienced, friendly tour guides who will look after all aspects of the day. Whether your preferred choice of is red or white, you can purchase some samples to enjoy later or ship back home. You will also get to taste some exquisite cheeses. The tour includes a set lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. It also allows for a visit to a chocolate factory, where you will sample a delicious chocolate truffle. Then it is time for the serene boat cruise back to Perth on board a luxurious, single-level cruiser. Sit back and relax with wine and entertainment as it glides gently back to Wellington street tourist stand in plenty of time for your own evening arrangements. Groups are kept small for a more personalized service, providing the chance to make new friends along the way.

Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

10. Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

The Rottnest grand island tour is the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-class nature reserve. This tour includes a guided bus and train tour, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes. This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour with lunch takes in all of Rottnest’s must-see locations. Featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. All major habitats are covered on this amazing tour, including Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage ranging from maritime and military history right up to future developments. When booking, you can select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 AM and enjoy a scenic cruise past Fremantle and onwards to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, you can board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

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What people are saying about Swan River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,263 reviews

I would recommend everyone going to Rottnest (a great place in its own right), to get a different perspective of the island ( flora and fauna ) ,by circumnavigating it ,on an adventure tour. It enhanced the overall experience and provided further education in regard to the environment, its indigenous origins, and its overall history. The guides were informative, interesting and personable. The experience was extraordinarily fulfilling.

This day tour was excellent from start to finish! With muffins & coffee, to wine tasting & cheese while cruising down the Swan River, to a fun and informative touring & tasting at the beautiful Sandalford winery. Great 2 course lunch, more wine and cakes on the cruise back topped off by singing and a lot of fun at the end. Excellent staff, great views with just enough commentary and a top day enjoyed by all…well recommended.

Despite the cold windy weather, the cruise was good, and the Captain was very informative. The food was delicious and the staff were very helpful. Our seating area was comfortable and clean.

A fantastic experience. Wonderful food and entertainment. The river views are amazing!

The whole experience was memorable. Would definitely recommend the day to our friends