Suburb Guide: Bennett Springs

20th January 2018

Bennett Springs Ultimate Guide. What to do, from art galleries to cafe's and canoeing.

A mere 25 minutes from the centre of Perth, and 10 to the idyllic Swan Valley, Iluma Private Estate is a growing community of food lovers, young families and downsizers alike. Here are our top five picks for what is creating a buzz in the 6063 neighbourhood and its surrounds.

1. ON YOUR BIKE OR HIKE

Get peddling or hiking on the award-winning Swan Valley Cycle Trail. The trail takes in the rich history, interesting characters and natural elements of the Valley via four different routes. A stunning showcase of fresh produce stalls, pretty picnic spots, exciting galleries, and a host of world class wineries and restaurants, there are countless opportunities to enjoy an abundance of experiences.


2. A GOOD BREW

In a region typically known for great wine, the beer isn’t bad either. In fact, some of WA’s biggest names in craft beer are operating out of the area, including Feral Brewing, Duckstein Brewery, Mash Brewing and Ironbark Brewery.

3. SEASONAL STALLS

Straight from paddock to plate! The Valley is packed with plenty of roadside stalls offering seasonal produce picked straight from the backyard. Produce is seasonal and subject to change, but always full of flavour that will make your tastebuds sing.

4. RIVER RUN

Take the furry members of the family on a scenic 5km walk along the banks of the Swan River at Bells Rapids. Enjoy the scent of native flora as you wander through this untouched part of the Swan, which also serves as the ideal vantage point during the annual Avon Descent. Head there early morning or late afternoon and you might even spot a kangaroo or two.

5. ARTS & CULTURE

Art lovers will delight in the array of studios, galleries, sculpture parks and quaint antique wares in the heart of the Swan Valley, which is home to world-class sculptors, gifted potters, talented Aboriginal painters and skilled furniture carvers. Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park is one of the oldest privately owned galleries in Western Australia which should be top of the list to check out.