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Pioneer Settlement

Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Visited for research on early Australian homes.

Visited this pioneer settlement to research early authentic Australian building methods and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robyn W
So much more potential

Ok guys don’t get me wrong I loved this place. But feel it could be soooo much better. Visited on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this pioneer settlement to research early authentic Australian building methods and interiors for my upcoming renovation of 1855 Caroline Chisholm House at 174 Mollison Street, Kyneton. I liked this visit a lot and came away with many photos and inspiration. Great place to experience...More

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok guys don’t get me wrong I loved this place. But feel it could be soooo much better. Visited on Melbourne cup day 2017 The Heart Beat of the Murray is a must see. It was the highlight of my trip. The paddle boat Pyap...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great chronology of the evolution of technology in Australia on the farm, in the factory and in the home. At the theatre they have an original Kaiserpanorama, a rounded type room where at several stations you can look into binocular type set ups and view...More

Thank Tolevinstoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop off in Swan Hill. Very informative above the pioneer history. Staff and volunteers are doing a great job of keeping the large collection. Good cafe, enjoyed the horse and old car ride. Would have liked more info in indigenous area. Recommended.

Thank Emfc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and interesting sights. Went back in time with the authentic costumes Loved the day

Thank Tessa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went mid week, so it was nice and quiet but can imagine it would be quite busy on the weekend or holidays etc. Nice cafe, serving really good coffee. Friendly people, very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Free horse and cart or...More

Thank kazzb2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really pleased with the set up and the quality of the buildings and displays of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. We especially appreciated the level of detail on the buildings and on the display items. I learned so much about the ploughs, harvesters...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 15 October 2017

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
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Diane B
2 August 2017|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
I think they have but give them a call
Christine W
30 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