5 Ways to Spend Mother's Day in the Swan Valley
You heard right, it's May already. This means Mother's Day is just around the corner and admit it, you haven't planned anything just yet. We suggest ditching the box of Cadbury Roses this year and instead treating mum to a memorable day out in Perth's charming Swan Valley. With a range of activities for food, nature and wine lovers alike, mum is sure to be impressed this coming Sunday 14th.
Pair Wine & Cheese
Because who doesn't love cheese and wine, especially at the same time. The Cheese Barrel in the heart of the Swan Valley's food and wine trail has an amazing selection of gourmet and vintage cheeses just waiting for you to snap up. Order a cheese platter for yourself and mum to indulge in, or perhaps just a wedge of creamy camembert to take out for your own picnic. As Olive Farm Wines is right next door, you can also taste their range of quality wines and liqueurs right on the premises.
Indulge in a Sparkling Brunch
Caversham house is pulling out all the stops this Mother's Day with a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day brunch. The Colonnade Gardens is set to be the backdrop to a relaxed outdoor soirée with live cooking stations, barista coffee art and acoustic guitar tunes. They're promising sparkling wine and freshly cooked omelettes and pancakes, so no second guesses where we'll be.
Get In Touch With Nature
With an array of scenic walking tracks, the Swan Valley is the ideal place to dust off your hiking boots and soak up the scenery. Take mum for an easy walk along the river's edge at Bells Rapids and wave to the kayakers floating past, or head a little further out to Noble Falls for a quiet walk along the Wooroloo Brook, spotting native flora and fauna as you go. You may even see a kangaroo or two.
Get Your Culture Fix At Linton & Kay
The lovely grounds of Mandoon Estate are not only home to a top notch winery, restaurant and craft brewery, but also one of Linton & Kay's renowned art galleries. Housed in a historic homestead on the banks of the Swan River, here you'll find a carefully curated collection of local and international art including sculpture, paintings and textiles.
Grab Lunch In Guildford
Perfectly nestled on the edge of the Swan Valley, Guildford is a favourite for relaxed pub fare, and has a fair few options for mother's day lunch. Visit the newly revamped Guildford hotel for a beer, order up a juicy burger at Alfred's Kitchen, or opt for a glass of wine at the historic Rose & Crown hotel. Yet another reason why mum will love a visit to this little gem of a town, there's a bounty of vintage and homewares boutiques dotted along James Street.
Image credit: Guildford Hotel