A Locals View On The Swan Valley’s New Hop On Hop Off Bus Service

Unfortunately I have heard (June 2019) that the Swan Valley Explorer buses are no longer running. Please contact the Swan Valley Tourist Centre for more information.

Nicola Heyes with Swan Valley Explorer BusToday we welcome back the lovely Nicola on the blog. Nicola is a Guildford local which means her and hubby, Ralph, were able to grab a Swan Valley Explorer Annual Pass each for $60. These special 12 month tickets for the bus are only available to City of Swan residents. I hope you enjoy reading about Nicola & Ralph’s Swan Valley Explorer day out as much as I did! Continue reading

The 25 Swan Valley Sparkling Wines of Christmas 2014 – 19th December

Ugly Duckling 2014 Sparkling Chardonnay - TC Wine Blog

Ugly Duckling 2014 Sparkling Chardonnay

Ugly Duckling is such a fabulous spot in the Swan Valley. It is a small cellar door which is just off West Swan Road and it faces out to the vineyard. It is open-air with live music on the weekends and they make some of the best pies in Australia I think! I am sorry Aussie’s but you guys have nothing on Kiwi Pies, yet these Ugly Duckling pies I am completely hooked on. I wonder if that is because they have wine in? Hmm… Continue reading