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Pioneer Settlement

Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Pioneer Settlement

The Pioneer Settlement is a very good reproduction of the early years at Swan Hill. It is situated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tony T
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Needs more work for the price of admission

Yes there's plenty of pioneer stuff to see, but it lacks punch. The admission counter is old hat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul E
Canberra, Australia
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“vintage car” (23 reviews)
“light show” (31 reviews)
“murray river” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Pioneer Settlement is a very good reproduction of the early years at Swan Hill. It is situated on a large parcel of land with very authentic buildings and contents. My wife and I took advantage of the free rides around the park in the...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes there's plenty of pioneer stuff to see, but it lacks punch. The admission counter is old hat and not capable of handling big crowds. Plenty of cob webs and dusty artefacts. Only a handful of workers. Centrelink would have plenty of work for the...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place, beautifully maintained, lovely reminders of the past - every shop and display was just amazing - brought back a lot of memories - especially the Pharmacy Gemma and Joe the Horses were beautiful giving rides on the lovely restored wagon The lovely old...More

Thank finbarleo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go and see Heartbeat of the Murray on a very windy night. We met at the cafe and the staff decided the wind had calmed down enough for us to see the show. From the very beginning it was amazing.

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Pioneer Settlement to be exceedingly clean, well maintained, well set out, informative, interesting and worth the entry price. The only dissapointment was the Steam Workshop, and Woodworking shop weren't running. Apparently they're operated by volunteers and are not always open. We did...More

Thank Us2Aussies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our half here. Could be made much better by cleaning up some of the exhibits. Would love to see more activity representing ‘the olden days’ like a working blacksmith. The laser/light show was amazing, truly fantastic, very clean toilets, river cruise was nice,...More

Thank juliebutler218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was absolutely super. All staff very obliging. Very informative information and food was lovely. Light show was spectacular but felt it was a bit dear for the time frame. Pyap cruise very relaxing. Great day had by all

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out. The place is well set up and everyone Is very friendly. The cafe food was fine. The highlight was the horse ride, vintage car ride, paddle steamer And light show at night. 9/10

Thank guitarpaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vintage car ride and horse drawn carriage were fantastic for my family of 7, we thoroughly enjoyed the paddle steamer ride and the heart beat of the Murray light show. However when it came to feeding my family we were stung with ridiculously high...More

Thank Ashlie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must for any family. Enjoyed the time. Lovely place to visit to learn about the history of swan hill.

Thank Leanne B
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Diane B
1 August 2017|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
I think they have but give them a call
Christine W
29 September 2016|
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Response from MrsBenHam | Reviewed this property |
No you are not allowed to take pets into the settlement.
4 September 2016|
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Response from fional943 | Reviewed this property |
Have a look on their website for the 3 in one deal. That's where I found it. Off the top of my head I can't remember. Plud their information will be up to date. I think it was about $50 or 60 for the 3 in one deal, but may... More