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Swan Valley Wagon Tours

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by Marisa Quinn-Haisu (subscribe)
My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published October 31st 2018
Go on a horse drawn wagon tour through vineyards
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See the Swan Valley from the back of a wagon


Swan Valley Wagon Tours is a horse-drawn wagon tour service that operates out of West Swan in the Swan Valley. I first noticed them one day when we were eating at a cafe. The wagon rolled past packed with tourists and I thought it looked like a lot of fun.

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The lovely Johnny and Toffee were there to take us on our tour


Swan Valley Wagon Tours offers a variety of tours and special packages. All of their tours are kid friendly. The Wagon Express tour runs for 30 minutes every weekend and costs $30 for adults, $10 for children (2 to 12 years), infants under the age of two are free and a family of four is $70. The Express tour will take you on a horse-drawn wagon tour through vineyards and includes free wine or food sampling. The minimum number of passengers is 2 and the maximum is 10.

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The wagon can take a decent number of guests. You can even sit up the front next to the driver.


The Wagon Deluxe tour is 3 hours long and operates Wednesdays through to Sundays excluding Friday afternoon. It is $89 for adults, $45 for children (2 to 12 years), infants under two are free and a family of four is $230. The Deluxe Tour includes a number of different food and wine tastings. The minimum number of passengers is 4 and the maximum is 12.

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Off we go!


Swan Valley Wagon tours also offer wedding packages, horse-drawn special events and horse-drawn romantic tours.

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On October 27, 2018, we went on a Wagon Express tour. We arrived at 58 Cranleigh Street in West Swan 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to see our tour operators Alida and Peter Watson getting the wagon and their horses ready. We met the horses who were going to be pulling the wagon and were told their names were Johnny and Toffee.

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Enjoy beautiful scenery


After posing for a couple of pictures in front of the horses, we climbed onboard the wagon. It was a hot day but the wagon had a sail on top of it which kept the sun off our backs. I was a bit nervous when the tour started. The wagon rocked a fair bit so we had to hold onto the sides to keep our balance. When we went out on the road I was worried about traffic but the horses were calm and our driver experienced.

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Pass through gorgeous vineyards


We turned into a vineyard and went on a trek among the grape bushes. After we finished there we went back onto the road and visited Yahava Koffee for free coffee tastings. Our 30 minutes now up, our wagon ride headed back to West Swan.

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Enjoy free food and drink tastings


Swan Valley Wagon tours was a relaxing and delightful experience. The only real negative thing I can say about the whole thing is that it went too quickly. We had a wonderful time and I would happily come back to do it again.
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Why? Experience the picturesque Swan Valley from the back of a horse drawn wagon tour.
When: The Wagon Express Tour runs every weekend and the Wagon Deluxe Tour operates Wednesdays through to Sundays excluding Friday afternoons
Phone: 0412 917 496
Where: 58 Cranleigh Street, West Swan, WA 6055
Cost: The Wagon Express tour is $30 for adults, $10 for children (2 to 12 years), infants are free and a family of four is $70. The Wagon Deluxe tour is $89 for adults, $45 for children (2 to 12 years), infants are free and a family of four will be $230.
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