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    The Graveyard

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    The church was built by Richard Edwards somewhere between 1838 and 1840. Edwards grave lies in the little cemetery that sits to the front of the church. Many of the graves belong to those European settlers who helped with the developing of the settlement.

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    Original Materials

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    The church was built out of local pit sawn timbers, clay brick and initially she-oak shingles which were later replaced by asbestos shingles. The little porch of the church was added later in 1860 along with the Belfry. The first service was held in 1841 on the 19th of January. The church is available for viewing 7 days a week.

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    All Saints Church

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    All Saints Church sits on the site of Captain James Stirling’s first camp when he was exploring the area in 1827. The Captain later became the Governor of the Swan River Colony. The church is original in its structure and is the oldest standing church in Perth.

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    On Tour

    by keeweechic Written Oct 5, 2007
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    The afternoon tour features a slow meandering up the West Swan Road to Maalinup Galley. Your guide will explain the finer points to the valley and more on the Clydesdale horses themselves. There are also a couple of wineries to do some sampling and an ice cream shop.

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    Meander Throught The Vines

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    We chose the afternoon tour of ‘Vineyard Meander’. The wagons hold around10 or so people and everyone gets a turn up front with the driver . Don’t worry if the weather is a bit iffy… they still operate with their weatherproofed wagons.

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    Swan Valley Wagon Trails

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    The Wagon Trails are quite a unique way to view some of the Swan Valley. Their wagons are drawn by Clydesdale horses. There are a variety of tours to choose from ranging from full day tours, half day tours as well as moonlight dinner and twilight tours.

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    Nougat Sampling

    by keeweechic Written Oct 5, 2007

    I have to say that their sampling of Nougat really out did their sampling of wine. They have several different types in small individually wrapped pieces – e.g. Almond Crunchy and Soft, Cappuccino Crunch and Soft and Apricot Soft. These can be bought in varying sized bags. Very nice.

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    Their Wines

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    Charlies Origins, Today and Homelands labels represents their more popular wines ranging from Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc to a Chardonnay. They also have a Rose which isn’t bad if you have a sweeter choice.

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    Charlies Estate Wines

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    This winery is actually situated in the old Evans & Tate vineyard (before they moved to Margaret Valley) in 1998. Charlies have a great a Cellar Door and a couple of humourous staff to help with the wine tasting.

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    Maalinup Gallery

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    Maalinup means ‘place of the black swan’ in the Bibbulmum language. The gallery specialises in art of the Aboriginal people in the South West. There are many pieces of artware as well s gifts including hand painted glassware, boomerangs, and local products. If you go there via the Wagon Trails tour, you will get a brief insight into the Aboriginal way of life and their terms. The gallery is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Chirstmas Day, Boxing Day, NY’s Day and Good Friday.

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    Oggies Ice Cream

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    Oggies is right next to the distillery and incorporates the the English Lolli Shop. The handmade ice cream is made up of both traditional flavours and local fruit flavours. They also have some light meals which are available all day. While the ice cream is good, it still doesn’t match Simmo’s ice cream.

    They are open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm and until 6.00pm on Sundays.

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    Wild Swan Distilling Company

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    If you visit the the distillery on a Sunday afternoon you can get yourself into some free vodka testing. This isn’t your normal vodka, instead you can try varieties of Green Tea, vanilla, lemon, chilli and Expresso Vodka. All 40% alcohol per volume and all having the effects of rocket fuel. Well at least that’s what it felt like.

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    Lancaster Winery Swan Valley

    by aussirose Written Jun 2, 2007

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    Lancaster Winery Swan Valley Perth

    This was our last winery of the day. I hadn't been here before but I'm glad we did. I would recommend the place.
    Their rose was very nice, and I'm not normally a rose drinker. The fella that served us was nice too ;o)

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    Iron Bark Brewery

    by aussirose Updated Jun 2, 2007

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    Ironbark Brewery Swan Valley Perth

    Of course with all the wine tasting, one needs some wholesome food to line the stomache ready for the next lot ;o)
    What better venue than a brewery. I chose Iron Bark because it has a lovely outside setting and more often than not live entertainment.
    Lunch was awesome and most went back for seconds. Charlie was quite taken aback with the huge burger this fella had behind him! The live music in the back ground was lovely and Stephanie and Gerry got up for a dance.
    So I guess I'm telling you that if you want a hearty lunch out at the Swan Valley, washed down with a couple of local beers, then look no further than the Iron Bark Brewery....turn off is near but on the opposite side of the road just near Sandalford Winery.

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    Houghton Winery Swan Valley Perth

    by aussirose Written Jun 2, 2007

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    Houghton Winery Swan Valley Perth

    Houghton Winery was our next point of call. There were a couple that got off the bus and walked across the road to the Distillary instead....so that's always a good option.
    Anyway Houghton Wines are well known throughout Australia and overseas too now.
    I think that by now, our overseas visitors were really impressed :o) We all enjoyed ourselves at Houghton Winery and I can guarantee you won't be disappointed either.

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